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The Colleges with the Highest Rates of Alcohol Violations and Arrests

From the popularity of binge drinking to the immense pressure to fit in with one’s peers, each year, college students across the country find themselves forming drinking habits that can...

Panel event to discuss underage drinking

‘Culture of Alcohol’ Brings together multiple perspectives for awareness session, Oxford Treatment Center is hosting a free community event on the topic of underage drinking and its effects on teens and...

Underage Drinking Statistics By State

Underage drinking is a continual problem in the United States. According to the Surgeon General, alcohol is the most commonly used and abused drug in the country for young people...

ETOH Abuse: A Guide to Ethanol Addiction and Symptoms

ETOH Abuse What’s a quick way to both hide and soften an addiction issue? For many people, language is the answer. By swapping out a drug’s formal name with a...

The Fastest (and Most Effective) Ways to Curb Alcohol Cravings

One of the major obstacles to recovery from alcohol use disorder is having to deal with cravings for alcohol. Cravings are response patterns that are programmed in people and appear as a...

Dangers of Mixing Valium and Alcohol

An anti-anxiety drug that was once the most popular psychiatric medication in America, Valium is still being prescribed at high rates. In fact, 14 million prescriptions were given out in...

Mixing Amphetamines and Alcohol

Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant while amphetamines are considered stimulant drugs with opposite effects. A person may take an amphetamine, often called an “upper” to counteract the depressant,...

The Science-Based Quiz to Answer: ‘Am I an Alcoholic?’

There are different kinds of problem drinking. Heavy drinking involves consuming at least one or two servings of alcohol every day of the week while binge drinking is consuming more than four...

The Biggest Signs of Alcoholism: How to Recognize Abuse

There are several variations on problem drinking – physically and emotionally harmful consumption of alcohol – but one of the most publicized is alcoholism, which is referred to clinically as alcohol use disorder (AUD)....

History of Moonshine and Prohibition in the United States South

Resisting Prohibition & 18th Amendment From the moment it went into effect, the 18th Amendment was unpopular. It crippled the service industry, empowered criminals, and made it almost impossible for private...

How Dangerous is Consuming Alcohol During Pregnancy?

A teratogen is an agent that results in the disturbance of the normal process of development of the embryo in a pregnant woman. Numerous substances are known to be teratogens. Depending...

Dangers of Mixing Vicodin and Alcohol

Vicodin is a Schedule II controlled substance that consists of the opiate medication hydrocodone and the over-the-counter medication acetaminophen. Hydrocodone is a central nervous system depressant drug that belongs to the...

Dangers of Mixing Xanax and Alcohol

Benzodiazepines are drugs that are designed primarily for the treatment of anxiety. They represent one of the most prescribed classes of drugs in the United States. These drugs are also useful...

What is a Functioning Alcoholic?

A common misconception regarding substance abuse and substance use disorders is the notion that an individual can be a “high-functioning addict,” a “functional alcoholic” or some other contradiction of terms....

Dangers of Mixing OxyContin with Alcohol

OxyContin is an extended-release formulation of the opioid pain reliever oxycodone. Opioids suppress the central nervous system while blocking pain sensations. The time-release function of OxyContin slowly releases the drug...

Mixing Alcohol with Opiates

Alcohol is the most regularly used addictive substance in the United States, per the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD). The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) reports that nearly...

How to Help an Alcoholic Family Member (Interventions & More)

Often, when a person is experiencing an alcohol use disorder, other people in the family may currently, or in the past, have also experienced one. For this reason, a family may...

Is Alcoholism Genetic? What Are the Chances You Will Inherit it?

In 2006, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) supported research that reviewed the human genome as part of an effort to identify Americans most at risk for developing an alcohol use disorder. Before this...

How to Find the Right Inpatient Alcohol Abuse Program for You

The majority of people who seek the help of a professional rehab facility to recover from addiction opt for outpatient care. However, in many cases, inpatient rehab may be the...

The Kindling Effect: Alcohol Withdrawal Issues

The kindling effect can be difficult to assess, let alone treat, for the novice caretaker. It is one of the primary reasons that detoxing from alcohol should not be attempted...

Harm Caused by Binge Drinking: What Happens After a Binge?

At the time of the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), there were almost 140 million current drinkers of alcohol, and more than 40 percent were classified as binge...

Physical Effects of Alcohol Addiction: Brain and Body

Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant that affects mood, coordination, thinking and decision-making abilities. When abused regularly, alcohol can create a dependency that is both physical and psychological in...

Understanding Alcohol Withdrawal (Symptoms, Medications, & More)

Alcohol is one of the most commonly used mind-altering substances in the United States, with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) publishing that over 80 percent of the population over the...

What Is Alcohol Abuse? Understanding Alcoholism

Although drinking alcohol is widely accepted and legal in the U.S. for those older than the legal drinking age, alcohol use disorder can be a scary and dangerous addiction to...

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