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Effects of Alcohol on the Body

In women of the same age, the increase in drinking more than three units per day was from 6 to 14%. Also, as noted earlier, alcohol-related admissions to hospital increase steeply with age although the prevalence of heavy drinking is lower in this group. This may partly reflect the cumulative effects of lifetime alcohol consumption[...]

Understanding the Dangers of Alcohol Overdose National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism NIAAA

If you need suicide- or mental health-related crisis support, or are worried about someone else, please call or text the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline or chat with Lifeline to connect with a trained crisis counselor. But the amount of alcohol in one drink may be much higher than those in the list above. For example, some craft beers may[...]

Breaking the cycle: Roanokes new recovery house aims to combat addiction

You can also talk to a doctor about medications that can help you cope with the symptoms of withdrawal. Other ways to prepare include deciding what approach you plan to use to overcome your addiction and getting the resources that you need to be successful. According to one model of behavior change known as the[...]

Cocaine Screen Health Encyclopedia University of Rochester Medical Center

These are estimates of how long cocaine stays in the body’s system. Many factors impact these lengths of time, including your height, weight and age. In addition, the amount and potency of the cocaine can play a role, though both crack and cocaine in its powder form have the same half-life. Cocaine enters[...]

How Alcohol Abuse Affects Relationships

If the person does have an alcohol problem, the best thing you can do is be open and honest with them about it. You’ll also want to avoid any interruptions so that you both have each other’s full attention. No matter the reaction, you should stay calm and assure your person that they have[...]