What is Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Addiction and Alcoholism?

Alcohol Treatment Medicines

2017-11-10T09:55:29+00:00 By |Alcohol Addiction and Treatment|

In the United States, there are only three medications used to treat alcoholism that are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. These drugs help to treat alcohol abuse and dependence. None of these drugs can or are prescribed to individuals who are still drinking; they are only prescribed to those who have stopped and are trying to abstain from using the substance. All three of these substances produce a different effect when taking them.

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Alcohol Addiction Treatment Prescriptions Soaring in Past Decade

2017-11-10T09:55:29+00:00 By |Alcohol Addiction and Treatment, Prescription Drugs|

According to a study on alcohol addiction over the past decade, from 2003 until today, prescriptions for the addiction to alcohol have soared by as much as 70 percent. Prescription medications are just one of the options available for people struggling with substance abuse issues such as alcoholism. The right help is out there if you are struggling with alcoholism and looking to overcome the problem once and for all.

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Scientists Discover Blocking Memory of Alcohol Use Leads to Greater Chance of a Sober Life

2017-11-10T09:55:29+00:00 By |Alcohol Addiction and Treatment, Alcoholism|

Research teams from Tel Aviv University have released a study where blocking the memory of alcohol use may in fact help to cure the habit. Memories often lead to relapses in alcoholics; however the blocking of the memory helps to break the bad habit and behavior pattern. This could be a revolution in treatment approaches for addiction, in terms of erasing unwanted memories and thereby manipulating the brain triggers that are so problematic for people with addictions.

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Anti-Smoking Medicine May Help Treat Alcohol Dependency Problems

2017-11-10T09:55:29+00:00 By |Alcohol Addiction and Treatment|

Vareniciline or Chantix, is a medication that helps patients quit smoking. It has also has helped to reduce alcohol consumption and alcohol cravings. This is an encouraging development in our effort to expand and improve treatment options for people with alcohol dependence. Current medications for alcohol dependence are effective for some, but not all, patients. New medications are needed to provide effective therapy to a broader spectrum of alcohol dependent individuals.

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Dangers of Binge Drinking

2017-11-10T09:55:30+00:00 By |Alcohol Addiction, Binge Drinking|

Drinking in any excess is dangerous, but binge drinking is the most dangerous of all. Not only does it wreak havoc on the skin, weight, the brain and the liver, but also can have devastating long term effects on one’s family and friends. Nearly 23,000 deaths occur each year for girls and women with binge drinking. This type of drinking also increases one’s chances of unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease, heart disease and breast cancer.

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Report: Drinking Problems May Have Long Term Implications on the Heart

2017-11-10T09:55:30+00:00 By |Alcoholism|

What people are not putting enough stock into is the potential long term health effects caused from drunkenness and hangovers. Heavy drinking can weaken the heart muscle, which causes a condition known as alcoholic cardiomyopathy. When the heart muscle weakens, it stretches and is then not capable of contracting properly. When it cannot contract effectively, then it cannot pump a sufficient amount of blood to nourish the body’s many organs.

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