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Warning signs of addiction in loved ones

Warning signs of addiction in loved ones

Recently, a post went viral on the Facebook, which portrayed a young, pretty redhead, clicking photos of herself in exotic locations across the world and posting them on Instagram. She quickly notched up a huge following, with people commenting and liking her endless stream of pictures and envying her perfect life. Louise Delage, as she was called, soon became an Instagram celebrity and a well-known fashion blogger. But what people didn’t know was that the account was fake and the woman never existed. (more…)

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Cancers alcohol may cause – Part 4: Breast

Cancers alcohol may cause – Part 4: Breast

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. Studies report that it is the second leading cause of death after lung cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, the United States had the highest annual incidence of breast cancer in the world nearly a decade ago in 2007. Although further studies reported a decline in the incidence and death rates due to breast cancer in the country, it continues to be the most feared disease among women.
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International FASD Awareness Day: The hidden epidemic in newborns

International FASD Awareness Day: The hidden epidemic in newborns

The effects of alcohol are widely known. Excessive alcohol consumption or addiction to alcohol causes health hazards and harmful effects to everybody. However, pregnant women are strictly suggested to consider abstaining from alcohol completely. While women are always inquisitive about the correct amount of alcohol to be consumed during pregnancy, research and doctors suggest that no amount of alcohol is safe during that period. (more…)

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Immediate risk of heart attack and stroke goes up after alcohol session: Study

Immediate risk of heart attack and stroke goes up after alcohol session: Study

Binge or heavy drinking over longer periods of time can have serious consequences. It can increase the risk of cancer, heart problems, injuries and accidents. The previously held belief that a small quantity of alcohol is actually good for the heart does not hold true anymore, with the scientists now reviewing the claim. (more…)

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Marijuana increases likelihood of alcohol use disorders: Study

Marijuana increases likelihood of alcohol use disorders: Study

Contradicting opinions are voiced when people have to make a choice between alcohol and marijuana. Washington D.C. and 23 American states have already legalized the use of marijuana for curative purposes, while four – Colorado, Washington, Alaska and Oregon –allow sale of recreational marijuana to adults aged 21 and older. (more…)

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How to effectively remove alcohol from your social life

How to effectively remove alcohol from your social life

Many who drink alcohol excessively often find that their social life significantly revolves around it. Unsurprisingly, heavy drinkers often associate with others who have similar habits, as it is a shared interest and it can also make one feel less guilty about overconsumption. Alcohol in itself can become something of an escape to better ignore the very problems it tends to create in responsible adulthood. Those looking to get sober and move forward in their lives will often need to restructure their thoughts as well as behaviors, so that the substance no longer dominates their lives. (more…)

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Alcohol abuse one of the most prevalent addictive behaviors

Alcohol abuse one of the most prevalent addictive behaviors

A new study revealed some staggering facts on addictive disorders throughout the world. Almost 5 percent, 240 million adults, struggle with an alcohol use disorder and more than 20 percent, 1 billion adults, smoke tobacco. The number of people injecting drugs is estimated at around 15 million worldwide.

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Compulsive drinking linked to gene variant

Compulsive drinking linked to gene variant

There is a lot of debate over the existence of an “alcoholism gene.” Last month, a study in association with the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism revealed a gene variant influencing the release of a particular brain protein that may increase the susceptibility of developing of an alcohol abuse disorder. Given that 16.6 million adults aged 18 and older had an alcohol problem in 2013, this discovery could prove to be a milestone in the fight against addiction. (more…)

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