Archive by category Alcohol Addiction

Why Heavy Drinkers Have Higher Risk Of Divorce

Why Heavy Drinkers Have Higher Risk Of Divorce

People involved in problematic alcohol consumption have a well-established tendency to experience serious disruptions in their intimate relationships. Among married individuals, these disruptions may lead to a decreasing desired to keep a marriage intact. In a study published in May 2014 in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, researchers from the University of […]

Avoiding The Holiday Weekend Party Blackout

Avoiding The Holiday Weekend Party Blackout

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer. It’s a time when we not only get a three-day weekend, we also get to celebrate the warmer weather. Barbecues and picnics are a must, as are pool and beach parties. While you’re celebrating this weekend, have fun – but be responsible. It can be all […]

The Great Recession And Drinking

The Great Recession And Drinking

The economic downturn referred to as the Great Recession had many social implications. Millions of baby boomers on the verge of retirement lost their investments. Homeowners who had adjustable-rate mortgages were unable to pay skyrocketing mortgage payments and lost their homes. The tension and stress that a recession leaves in its wake can lead to […]

What Makes A Finger-Tapping Test A Key Indicator of Intoxication?

What Makes A Finger-Tapping Test A Key Indicator of Intoxication?

Legally speaking, drunkenness is defined as a level of alcohol intoxication that boosts the body’s blood-alcohol level to 0.08 percent or higher. However, the impairing effects of drinking begin long before a person’s blood alcohol reaches this level, and awareness of impending drunkenness could potentially reduce further participation in drinking and help prevent serious alcohol-related […]

How Does Heavy Drinking Affect The Brains Of Untreated Adults?

How Does Heavy Drinking Affect The Brains Of Untreated Adults?

Research has shown that people undergoing treatment for alcohol dependence (i.e., alcoholism) show clear signs of damage in critical brain ability called executive function. However, there is relatively little information available on similar brain changes that take place in heavy-drinking adults who have not received treatment for their alcohol-related issues. The authors of a study […]