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3 Dependence vs addiction

Dependence vs addiction

September 28th, 2011

Physical dependence = tolerance to a chemical + withdrawal when you lower dosage or quit. Addiction = compulsive substance use despite negative consequences. More on dependence vs addiction here.

2 Getting rid of a hangover

Getting rid of a hangover

September 26th, 2011

7 tips for getting rid of a hangover. Are there any medical interventions for preventing or treating alcohol hangovers? Not yet. But a few simple remedies may help specific symptoms. More on getting rid of a hangover here.

4 Can alcohol withdrawal kill you?

Can alcohol withdrawal kill you?

September 2nd, 2011

Yes, alcohol withdrawal can be fatal, especially for severe cases of alcohol dependence. But most serious problems that can kill you during alcohol withdrawal are preventable and can be managed. More here.

1 DUI assessment questions

DUI assessment questions

August 27th, 2011

Every state has different laws for DUI and DWI convinctions. And the DUI assessment questions are different, too. Common features of DUI assessments here.

6 How long does a DUI stay on your record?

How long does a DUI stay on your record?

August 2nd, 2011

DUIs stay on record in many states for 10 years, or more. Five (5) easy steps on how to find information from your state’s Department of Transportation about DUIs and your record.

285 How long does a hangover last?

How long does a hangover last?

July 23rd, 2011

Most hangover symptoms last from 8 to 24 hours. So time is the most important component of getting over a hangover. More on duration, length, and intensity of hangovers here.

28 Why do Irish people drink a lot?

Why do Irish people drink a lot?

June 27th, 2011

Genetics? Environment? Both? We explore drinking patterns of people from Irish backgrounds and whether or not Irish people drink a lot here.

16 Why do people start drinking alcohol? Top 10 reasons

Why do people start drinking alcohol? Top 10 reasons

June 19th, 2011

Many people start to drink at an early age. But what factors may predict early drinking and why do people start drinking alcohol in the first place? More here.

435 What happens to the body after you stop drinking alcohol?

What happens to the body after you stop drinking alcohol?

June 11th, 2011

Normally, the body processes alcohol with enzymes. But if you drink heavily over time, the body reacts differently. We explain basic alcohol withdrawal AND alcohol metabolism here. Learn what happens after you stop drinking so that you know what’s going on in the body.

378 How long does alcohol withdrawal last?

How long does alcohol withdrawal last?

June 8th, 2011

Alcohol withdrawal lasts from several hours to several days, but should be resolved within 7 days after your last drink. More on what affects the length of alcohol withdrawal symptoms here.

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