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40 Native Americans and alcohol: Why do Native Americans drink so much?

Native Americans and alcohol: Why do Native Americans drink so much?

October 11th, 2011

Native Americans are disproportionately dependent on alcohol. Why is this? We explore why Native Americans drink so much here.

12 Is Native American alcoholism genetic?

Is Native American alcoholism genetic?

October 9th, 2011

Experts are not sure. But alcoholism is generally a genetic factor, and may be more so among Native American people. We review here.

4 American Indian alcoholism statistics

American Indian alcoholism statistics

October 7th, 2011

Top 5 .GOV websites with statistics on Native American alcohol use, abuse and alcoholism facts. Where to find American Indian alcoholism statistics here.

3 Addiction as spiritual disease and its cure

Addiction as spiritual disease and its cure

October 4th, 2011

How is addiction a spiritual disease? And what’s the cure? A basic primer on spirituality here.

Vitamins for drug and alcohol withdrawal

Vitamins for drug and alcohol withdrawal

October 2nd, 2011

Can vitamins help during drug withdrawal or treatment of alcoholism? Maybe. We review which vitamins are most helpful in early recovery, and a new vitamin which just entered the market here.

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 Withdrawal symptoms of alcohol

Withdrawal symptoms of alcohol

September 20th, 2011

Moderate withdrawal symptoms of alcohol include restlessness, insomnia, lack of appetite and difficulty with cognitive functions. But if you are a hard drinker, expect severe and intense withdrawal symptoms from alcohol and possible seizures or hallucinations. What else affects withdrawal symptoms of alcohol? Learn here.

5 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.

9 AA founder's original message

AA founder’s original message

August 29th, 2011

What did AA founders believe about alcoholism? The founders of AA believed that addiction is a curable disease. More here.

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