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Cirrhosis - A direct result of alcohol addiction

September 13, 2019

Cirrhosis – A direct result of alcohol addiction

Addiction Alcohol

According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), nearly 140.6 million people aged 12 years and above were current users of alcohol. Chronic abusers of alcohol are at an increased risk of developing cirrhosis, a life-threatening condition in which liver function is impaired. The symptoms of cirrhosis are caused by a buildup of scar tissue in the damaged liver. As the liver…

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New York steps up; announces ban on outdoor alcohol advertising on city-owned properties

May 06, 2019

New York steps up; announces ban on outdoor alcohol advertising on city-owned properties

Alcohol Substance Abuse

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the city’s latest step against alcohol abuse early this week. The city issued a ban on alcohol advertisements applicable to various city-owned properties such as newsstands, recycling bins, bus shelters, and LinkNYC Wi-Fi kiosks. This ban, which took effect immediately, came nearly a year after the Metropolitan…

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Women with cirrhosis are not receiving alcohol abuse treatment, says study

March 06, 2019

Women with cirrhosis are not receiving alcohol abuse treatment, says study

Addiction Alcohol

Despite the fact that there is no known cure for liver cirrhosis, patients diagnosed at an early stage of the disease can definitely improve their prognosis, if they refrain from drinking. However, women diagnosed with cirrhosis do not receive alcohol abuse treatment, revealed a recently conducted study. This, even if they were covered under their…

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Parent prep important for hungover parenting, says report

March 04, 2019

Parent prep important for hungover parenting, says report

Addiction Alcohol

Parenting comes with responsibilities, which multiplies when a parent attends a social event, gets drunk, and has to take care of children at home. It then becomes important that being a parent one ensures that they reach home safely and there are arrangements in place for taking care of the kids the next day. According…

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How does the human body behave when one stops drinking?

March 04, 2019

How does the human body behave when one stops drinking?

Addiction Alcohol

While everyone has a fair idea of what happens to the human body when one consumes alcohol on a consistent basis, ironically they have less idea as to what happens if one stops drinking. In case you are someone planning to become sober, there is good news lined up for you. Here is what doctors…

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