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