Mental addiction to alcohol is characterized by craving; physical addiction occurs when your body becomes dependent on alcohol to function normally. More on the distinction here.
The regular course of a typical alcohol detox is about three (3) days, but alcohol detox can be prolonged for up to two (2) weeks after cessation of drinking. An alcohol detox timeline here.
Alcohol withdrawal syndrome is characterized by central nervous system hyperactivity that occurs when an alcohol dependent individual abruptly stops or significantly reduces alcohol consumption. More about detoxing from alcohol safely in this article.
Yes, alcohol can make you feel euphoric, or “high”. Here, we review how alcohol works to get you high and how to identify problems when drinking.
One unit of alcohol stays for about 2 hours in the body after consumption. But can effects of alcohol linger? We review here.
Objective criteria exists to determine when recreational use of alcohol has become problem drinking. Guidelines and questions to ask yourself here.
Binge drinking is associated with a variety of health problems and is related to 1,800 student deaths and about 800K assaults on campuses each year. More stats and strategies for preventing binge drinking among college students here.
Usually, alcohol remain in the body for about 2 hours, but this depends on several factors. Onset of effects generally occurs 30 minutes after administration…but what happens to the body and brain when you drink? We review more here.
What can you do when you have a parent who has a problem with alcohol? We review some practical tips for children of alcoholics here. And invite your comments and feedback at the end.
Alcoholism affects entire families, not just a single individual. So what are some common traits of children of alcoholics? And what treatment options exist for those who grew up in alcoholic homes? We review here.