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Binge Drinking in Adults

Binge drinking in adults is becoming increasingly common and has the potential to become a severe problem nationwide. While binge drinking is commonly associated with college students, it has become a rapidly growing problem for adults from all age groups and walks of life. Adults may be tempted to begin binge drinking due to a number of factors, including the following: Financial stress – The stress related...

When Alcohol Destroys Your Marriage

If you have been in a relationship with an alcoholic spouse, or if your alcohol consumption has affected your relationships, you know that alcohol can destroy marriages. When alcoholism has begun to take over your life, know that there is help available and you can save your marriage and yourself. How Alcohol Affects Marriage There are a number of ways that alcohol can affect your marriage. Alcohol consumption can...

How Does My Alcohol Abuse Affect Others?

While some individuals have the financial resources to allow their addiction to continue indefinitely, for most people an initial wake-up call is when they realize that, because of their chronic alcohol use, they are no longer able to care for themselves or the people they care about. If you have become addicted to alcohol, you already know first-hand how expensive the habit can be. You may or may not have already...

How Alcoholism Affects Families

Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant. When alcohol is ingested, it is absorbed into the bloodstream. Blood alcohol content (BAC) is the degree to which the blood circulating throughout the body is saturated with alcohol. For example, a BAC in the range of 20-99 mg produces feelings of drunkenness in the user. These feelings are associated with loss of coordination. An increase in a person’s BAC is...

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