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Commonly mixed drugs with alcohol -  Part 3: Ecstasy

Commonly mixed drugs with alcohol – Part 3: Ecstasy

As the name suggests, ecstasy lets the users feel ecstatic for some time. However, the drug shows unavoidable side effects when its effects wear off. Though the drug was initially popular in the nightclubs and raves, it now affects a larger number of people.

Besides being chemically similar to both stimulants and hallucinogens, the drug is dangerously dehydrating and mixing with alcohol (also a diuretic) makes it even more lethal. In fact, there is an increased risk of death due to overheating and extreme dehydration when a person mixes these two substances. (more…)

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Commonly mixed drugs with alcohol - Part 2: Cocaine

Commonly mixed drugs with alcohol – Part 2: Cocaine

Overall, the practice of mixing drugs with alcohol is common among the users. Peopledo so to get an increased sense of pleasure or to experience a new level of high. Being opposite in nature, cocaine and alcohol can prove to be a dangerous combination. On one hand, alcohol being a depressant slows down the brain or central nervous system. On the other hand, cocaine being a stimulant tries to speed them up. Due to the contradictory nature of the substances, they often compete with each other and cause adverse repercussions by putting the brain and central nervous system under pressure. (more…)

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Limit cocktails to celebrate safe get-togethers

Limit cocktails to celebrate safe get-togethers

Overall, alcohol has become an intrinsic part of any culture, particularly when it comes to celebrating special occasions, such as get-togethers, parties, etc. While some follow the traditional blends, for others such events become a significant occasion to experiment with various alcoholic drinks and come up with interesting and innovative cocktails. (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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Busting myths about alcohol hangover

Busting myths about alcohol hangover

“I would not put a thief in my mouth to steal my brains.” ― William Shakespeare, Othello

The “thief” William Shakespeare referring to was alcohol. While it is a dialogue borrowed from his creation ‘Othello’, it clearly defines the effect that alcohol has on brain. Intake of alcohol, especially in excess, slows down the activities of the brain. As a result, the user not only experiences diminished control over body movements, dimmed vision and late reflex and hangovers, but he/she also suffers from loss of memory. (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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Couples who drink together stay together

Couples who drink together stay together

Alcohol addiction ruins not only the person but also the entire family as it leads to incompatibility and discord between the partners. Having a partner who suffers from heavy drinking makes both marriage and life quite chaotic and complicated. Being a contributing factor behind domestic violence, both physical and psychological, many marriages often fall apart due to the issue of alcoholism. (more…)

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Brand-specific alcohol ads influence underage drinking, finds study

Brand-specific alcohol ads influence underage drinking, finds study

As alcohol is universally associated with the concept of celebration, drinking is now largely accepted as a part of the culture in many countries. However, overindulgence in alcohol continues to be prohibited worldwide due to the hazardous impacts on both health and life. Hence, many parents avoid talking about alcohol in front of their underage children to dissuade them from developing the habit of drinking. In all, many steps are taken by sociopolitical organizations and parents to keep the underage youngsters at bay from alcohol. (more…)

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