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People under influence of alcohol are quicker to help in other’s presence, says study

People under influence of alcohol are quicker to help in other’s presence, says study

Alcohol consumption is usually associated with anti-social behavior, such as vandalism and violence. However, now there is a twist in the tale. A new research has found that people under the influence of alcohol are quick to offer help. Thanks to the alcohol that makes people think less, respond proactively, and help the needy without bothering about bystanders. (more…)

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9 interesting mocktail recipes for sober people

9 interesting mocktail recipes for sober people

People who do not drink or have given up drinking for health reasons often find themselves out of place in a party where booze flows. Some of them might feel tempted to drink just for the sake of giving company and end up fuddling themselves in the process. Healthy mocktail drinks can be a good option to avoid such a situation. (more…)

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Drinking: Subtracts life, adds misery

Drinking: Subtracts life, adds misery

One of the most common addictions found across the United States is alcoholism. Alcohol addiction is such a rampant disorder among people that it is one of the prime causes of domestic violence and separation among couples. In addition to the above, alcohol addiction is also one of the leading reasons for negatively damaging a person’s career and overall development, as well as turning fatal in adverse situations. (more…)

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34 neural factors can help predict alcohol use among adolescents

34 neural factors can help predict alcohol use among adolescents

Alcohol is a popular addictive substance among the teens of the United States. The increasing preference among American youth for alcohol has made underage drinking a serious public health concern. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), young Americans, aged between 12 and 20 years, drink 11 percent of the total alcohol consumed in the U.S. This has been attributed mostly to binge drinking tendencies among young Americans. (more…)

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Statistics on some key driving under the influence issues afflicting the US

Statistics on some key driving under the influence issues afflicting the US

Fatal accidents due to impaired driving, including drunk driving, drugged driving and distracted driving, are common not just in the U.S., but also in other countries. However, when it comes to the U.S., there are some very noticeable and eye-opening statistics related to drunk driving. With alcohol-impaired driving crashes accounting approximately 31 percent of all traffic-related deaths in the U.S., drunk driving is a serious problem that needs urgent reformative measures. (more…)

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Targeting specific neurons can help get rid of alcohol dependence: Study

Targeting specific neurons can help get rid of alcohol dependence: Study

Drinking on a frequent basis can cause alcohol addiction. Prior studies have indicated how recurrent alcohol use can result in activation of certain groups of neurons. Excessive drinking increases activation in the neuronal “circuit” which then aggravates drinking habits and addiction. Researchers had suggested the possibility of the creation of a special path in the brain, between alcohol and reward. (more…)

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Alcoholism in the family- Part 1: Living with parents addicted to alcohol

Alcoholism in the family- Part 1: Living with parents addicted to alcohol

According to the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), more than 10 percent of the children in the United States live with parents addicted to alcohol. Alcohol, being the second most addictive substance, contributes to about 3 million deaths per year, destroying families and causing severe disorders in infants. Often referred to as COAs viz. children of alcoholics, they live under constant fear of stress, financial instability, emotional hardships, distress, and physical and mental violence. They often find it extremely difficult to cope with feelings of embarrassment, frustration, rage, insecurity and shame. (more…)

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