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alcohol-use
14
Apr

Older Women Are Binge Drinking More

Alcohol use education and prevention is almost always geared towards teenagers and young adults, populations that are believed to be at the greatest risk of harm from using the pervasive substance. Young people tend to think that they are invincible, that they can handle situations that they likely cannot. While there is plenty of evidence...
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10
Nov

Alcohol Related Health Problems Later in Life

If you are the parent of a teenage son or daughter, there is a chance that you may be OK with him or her having a drink of alcohol from time to time. You may set down guidelines, such as only drinking at home, or only drinking in situations that there will not be any...
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18
Oct

Tattoo Reads Blood Alcohol Content

People consume alcohol for a number of reasons, some of which are not good. When asked why someone drinks, one of the more common responses is that they drink to be more convivial. After a long day or long week, drinking is a typical pastime engaged in around the world. While alcohol in small amounts,...
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30
Aug

A Family History of Alcohol Use Disorder

It is not uncommon for people with a family history of addiction for themselves to have a problem with drugs or alcohol. Addiction is often referred to as a family disease for two reasons. 1) A person’s addiction affects the entire family. 2) Young people with a family history of substance use disorder are more...
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14
Jul

Preventing Teenage Alcohol Use

A significant number of parents accept that sooner or later their teenage child/children will consume alcohol. Some even contend that occasional alcohol use is just a part of growing up, saying to themselves, “we drank alcohol in high school and turned out OK.” Alcohol use, just like practically every other mind altering substance, can lead...
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01
Jun

Do You Have A Social Media Alcohol Identity?

While it is probably fair to say that practically every American adult uses a form of social media in their day to day, teenagers and young adults spend more time on sites like Twitter and Facebook than any other age group. Social media sites have become, arguably, the most common method of communication between young...
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12
Jan

Economic Uncertainty Leads to More Alcohol Use

Why do people consume alcohol? There are number of answers to that question, but most people will probably say that they drink to let loose for a bit – giving their mind a break after a long week at work. Let’s face it, alcohol can ease people’s mind allowing them a reprieve from the day...
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