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17 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.

458 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.

385 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.

5 Why do people get hangovers?

Why do people get hangovers?

June 4th, 2011

Experts don’t know what causes hangovers. A hangover might be caused by non alcohol compounds in drinks themselves, personality traits of the drinker, or even the way that we process alcohol itself. More on the physiology of drinking here.

3 Why do I drink, drug, or have addictive behavior?

Why do I drink, drug, or have addictive behavior?

April 8th, 2011

Wondering what lies behind your compulsive behavior? Learn about the personality disorders which drive us to drink, drug and behave compulsively. “Why do I drink, drug, or have addictive behavior?” Find out here.

10 Binge drinking and the effects of alcoholism on the family

Binge drinking and the effects of alcoholism on the family

March 11th, 2011

The effects of alcoholism on the family can seem obvious. So what should you do if you are the spouse or child of a binge drinker? More here.

1 Behavior therapy for substance abuse

Behavior therapy for substance abuse

March 1st, 2011

Three cognitive behavioral therapy ideas you can implement from home. If you want to see a counselor or therapist for a drinking or drug problem, learn how to prepare for behavior therapy for possible substance abuse here.

4 Should being drunk in public from alcohol intoxication be a crime?

Should being drunk in public from alcohol intoxication be a crime?

January 17th, 2011

Laws that try to control consumption of alcohol by punishing the effects of alcohol differ by country and jurisdiction within the same country. But should being drunk in public necessarily be a crime? We discuss here.

10 What does the Bible say about drugs and alcohol?

What does the Bible say about drugs and alcohol?

January 13th, 2011

25 years ago I searched the Bible for direction concerning alcohol and drugs. I was a new believer and determined not to allow some pastor or church person tell me I can or can’t drink or have fun anymore. Here’s what I found.

1 Drug and alcohol abuse and the homeless

Drug and alcohol abuse and the homeless

January 7th, 2011

We explore how people end up on the streets…and the relationship between being homeless and drugs and alcohol abuse. Stats on drug & alcohol abuse as causes of homelessness here.

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