Alcohol Addiction

February 19, 2024

Gary Jackson

Alcohol and the Brain: An Overview National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism NIAAA

Moderate alcohol use may have some benefits, but heavy or binge drinking has no health benefits. It’s defined as three drinks in a day or more than seven drinks a week for women and for men older than 65, and more than four drinks in a day or more than 14 drinks a week for […]

Alcohol Addiction

February 19, 2024

Gary Jackson

Hydrocodone And Alcohol: Effects, Dangers, And Consequences

It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medication without first talking to your doctor. If a person takes these two drugs together, they are also at an increased risk of overdose. Overdose can occur more quickly when these two substances […]

Alcohol Addiction

February 16, 2024

Gary Jackson

Alcohol and Dopamine Does Alcohol Release Dopamine?

While drinking initially boosts a person’s dopamine levels, the brain adapts to the dopamine overload with continued alcohol use. It produces less of the neurotransmitter, reducing the number of dopamine receptors in the body and increasing dopamine transporters, which carry away the excess dopamine. Researchers are investigating whether drugs that normalize dopamine levels in the […]

Alcohol Addiction

February 16, 2024

Gary Jackson

Is Alcoholism a Mental Illness?

Taking an alcoholism screening quiz can help you determine whether you have the symptoms of an alcohol use disorder. If you feel that you sometimes drink too much alcohol, or your drinking is causing problems, or if your family is concerned about your drinking, talk with your health care provider. Other ways to get help include talking with […]

Alcohol Addiction

February 15, 2024

Gary Jackson

After-Work Drinking: Risks, Consequences & Treatment

A new member in such a situation will feel odd, and the pressure can be uncontrollable. North Jersey Recovery Center offers several paths to make sure treatment is personalized and effective. During this stage, a person eases their way into quitting alcohol use entirely. During this time professionals will be by the person’s side through […]

Alcohol Addiction

February 15, 2024

Gary Jackson

Alcohol and Aging Can Drinking Make You Look Older?

Older people often have concerns about falling, which is a common cause of injury in seniors. But younger people who drink alcohol are at a higher risk of injury from falls due to dizziness and confusion. Chronic alcohol use weakens bones and makes them more likely to break in a fall. It also increases your […]

Alcohol Addiction

February 15, 2024

Gary Jackson

Alcohol as a Seizure Trigger

Human and animal data have shown that acute alcohol intake has a biphasic effect on the central nervous system (CNS). Initially, the inhibitory gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-ergic effect of alcohol exerts CNS depressant and anticonvulsant properties (4, 5). In the post-alcohol state, however, when alcohol blood levels decline, neuronal excitability is increased which may facilitate the […]

Alcohol Addiction

February 14, 2024

Gary Jackson

Facts about moderate drinking

There are also programs like Ria Health which can provide direct support when you’re ready for it. Ria uses medication, coaching, and digital tools to customize treatment, and delivers it all through a smartphone app. To understand how much alcohol is too much, it may be helpful to know the definitions of excessive drinking. Older […]

Alcohol Addiction

February 14, 2024

Gary Jackson

How to Tell When Alcohol Is Affecting Your Relationships

Even when you have a strong connection with your significant other, your feelings can be reduced due to a strong need and desire to drink. For example, if you’ve forgotten important dates due to drinking or canceled plans from a severe hangover, your drinking may be causing relationship problems. Alcoholism is a family disease and […]

Alcohol Addiction

February 13, 2024

Gary Jackson

Alcohol and Diabetes: Understanding the Risks and Benefits

For example, long-term alcohol use in well-nourished diabetics can result in excessive blood sugar levels. Conversely, long-term alcohol ingestion in diabetics who are not adequately nourished can lead to dangerously low blood sugar levels. Heavy drinking, particularly in diabetics, also can cause the accumulation of certain acids in the blood that may result in severe […]

Alcohol Addiction