Underage drinking is a concern for many reasons: alcohol can do serious damage to still-developing brains and bodies; minors who drink are more likely to be involved in traffic accidents or to be injured in a violent argument; alcohol is also implicated in a significant number of teen suicides. But there is a further cost[.....]
Twitter, the popular social networking site, has now joined Buddy Media to create a new tool to check user’s ages when it comes to alcohol brands. Coors Light and some other alcohol labels are testing the new tool when users sign up.
You’ve made the commitment to stop using drugs or alcohol. Perhaps you’ve already been through professional alcohol or drug rehab treatment. No matter where you are in the journey of recovery, you need all the tools and support you can get to begin healing your life and coping with addiction. For many, that includes attending[.....]
From flashbacks to feeling numb, the symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can make it hard – or virtually impossible – for a veteran to live a full and healthy life. This troubling mental health condition impacts everything in a person’s life – from being able to hold down a job to keeping a marriage[.....]
Pneumonia is a general medical term used to describe inflammation that occurs in various places inside the lungs. While most people develop this inflammation as a consequence of exposure to certain viruses or bacteria, others develop lung inflammation from additional, less common sources. Alcohol abuse is a known risk factor for the onset of pneumonia.[.....]
Close to 30 percent of Americans misuse alcohol or are alcohol dependent. That is a staggering number of our friends, neighbors, co-workers and relatives. Consciously or unconsciously, most of us realize that alcohol impedes brain function. The slurred words and stumbling steps of the inebriated are proof of impairment. Those kinds of symptoms quickly fade,[.....]
If you have found your way to this site you have either experienced something with your drinking that is worrying you or something that has frightened you. Maybe you had a blackout – which means you can’t remember something you said or did. Maybe you embarrassed or hurt a loved one while drinking. Maybe you just got your first DUI. Please take the time to look around. We want to help you figure out if indeed you have a drinking problem.