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Signs You Have a Drinking Problem

Are you worried that you may have a drinking problem? You are not alone. Whether you are misusing alcohol or exhibiting signs of alcohol use disorder (AUD) in the form of alcohol abuse, dependence, addiction, or alcoholism - having an alcohol problem is actually more common than you think. Nearly one-third of American adults are […]
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Levels of Drunk

Effects of Alcohol (Blood Alcohol Concentration - BAC) Alcohol is the most used and abused substance in the United States and one of the most used and abused substances worldwide. Alcohol is consumed in the form of ethyl alcohol, or ethanol, and is legal for adults in most countries in the world. The effects of […]
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Children of Alcoholics

How Does Parental Alcoholism Affect Child Development? Alcoholism is called a family disorder because it affects everyone who cares about the afflicted person. When someone with alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a parent, the parent loses their sense of responsibility. It is especially difficult for the children. In addition to the general way in which […]
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How Long Does It Take to Sober Up?

How Long Does it Take to Sober Up From Alcohol?  How long it takes to sober up after drinking alcohol varies from person to person. However, the rate at which the body expels alcohol is always .015% per hour. This is equal to .25 to .30 ounces of ethanol, or between half to one drink […]
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Famous Alcoholics

What is an “Alcoholic?” Many medical experts consider an alcoholic to be someone who abuses alcohol. But others do not believe the definition is that simple.  The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSA) says that only a small percentage of people who abuse alcohol are alcoholics because their circumstances do not fit those […]
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13th Step

Overview: Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) was founded in 1935 by Dr. Bob Smith and Bill Wilson as a type of fellowship for alcoholics to overcome their drinking problems together. It is based on a Twelve Step set of guidelines that are viewed as a blueprint for recovery.   The 12-Step program […]
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Step 3 (AA & 12 Step Programs)

Overview: Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) & The Twelve Steps Alcoholics Anonymous, founded by Bill W., is a treatment option centered around 12 steps. The 12 steps act as rules and guidelines to overcoming alcoholism.  The goals, steps, and structure of Alcoholics Anonymous come from “The Big Book.” Written by Bill W., the big book is the […]
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Dating an Alcoholic

Signs You’re Dating an Alcoholic Sometimes it’s obvious you’re involved with an alcoholic. But this isn’t always the case. There are instances in which you might suspect there is a problem with alcohol, but you aren’t sure of its severity.  A few of the signs you are dating an alcoholic include: Every social activity and […]
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Nyquil and Alcohol Interactions

What is NyQuil? Nyquil is an over-the-counter medication produced by Procter & Gamble that was first introduced in 1966. Nyquil treats nighttime cold and flu symptoms, including sneezing, sore throat, headache, minor aches and pains, fever, runny nose, and cough. NyQuil has three active ingredients:  Ccetaminophen (a pain reliever/fever reducer) Dextromethorphan HBr (a cough suppressant) […]
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What Happens When You Stop Drinking Alcohol

Alcohol can take a significant toll on your body, especially if you drink often or drink heavily. When you quit alcohol use or cut back on your alcohol consumption, you may notice changes. Here’s what can happen when you stop drinking alcohol: You may have more energy since alcohol is a depressant. You may feel […]
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