a man feeling sick from experiencing the dangers of binge drinking

Binge drinking is one of the most common patterns of excessive alcohol use. Unlike heavy drinking, which entails consuming a large amount of alcohol regularly over time, binge drinking is consuming high amounts of alcohol within two hours or less. There are many dangers of binge drinking, including the risk of developing alcohol abuse disorder.…

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a young woman thinking about alcohol and mental health

In the short-term, using alcohol can improve your sense of relaxation and mood and reduce certain kinds of anxiety, like social anxiety. In the long-term, however, the relationship between alcohol and mental health quickly turns negative, being responsible for a range of issues from depression and memory loss to suicide. People who seek help with…

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woman toasts two friends with a glass of wine exhibiting the answer to the question what is a functioning alcoholic

What is a functioning alcoholic? You may not realize it, but people function every day with high levels of alcohol in their system. They do not exhibit the classic alcoholic look of the rough-looking person who falls down. In many cases, a functioning alcoholic goes about their daily routine. The only difference is that they…

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woman dealing with alcoholism is concerned about symptoms of alcohol poisoning

Alcohol poisoning can be fatal. You should take care to know what the symptoms of alcohol poisoning are if you spend time drinking or around people that do drink. This way you can identify alcohol poisoning before it becomes deadly. Anyone can get alcohol poisoning. Being aware of the dangers of heavy drinking can save…

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man struggles with drinking and wonders am i an alcoholic

When a person gets to the point of asking themselves, am I an alcoholic, they probably are. Alcoholism is nothing to be ashamed of; it does not make you a bad person. Identifying problem drinking is one of the most important first steps. Do what you can to take care of the problem and live…

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group of friends parties and drinks alcohol answering the question is alcohol a stimulant or depressant

Alcohol is a highly addictive substance that is widely available. In fact, it is one of the most popular psychoactive substances, with the majority of American adults consuming alcohol on a regular basis. The difference between social drinking, binge drinking, and alcoholism can sometimes become blurred, especially because alcohol is socially acceptable. So, is alcohol…

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woman drinks a shot which brings up the question does alcohol kill brain cells

Alcohol is one of the most widely abused psychoactive substances worldwide. Alcohol is a fixture at many culturally significant events, like weddings and major sports events. Also, alcohol is a type of central nervous system depressant, which results in calming effects. Additionally, alcohol also can cause severe liver disease, memory loss, and cardiovascular problems. But,…

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Learn how to stop drinking at Kemah Palms

Learning how to stop drinking can be the enigma of enigmas for people that tend to problem drink. Problem drinkers are often flummoxed at why they cannot get their drinking habits under control if they have gotten that far in the thinking process about their drinking. Of course, the people surrounding the problem drinker often…

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man on bench during alcohol awareness month

An alcohol use disorder isn’t just something that happens to other people. Rather, many good people are currently struggling with the condition. Alcohol Awareness Month creates an opportunity for communication, soul-searching, and honesty. How will you spend this month? April is Alcohol Awareness Month Organizers of Alcohol Awareness Month 2019 point out that one in…

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a man with his head down holds a drink and wonders when does binge drinking become a problem

How close to alcoholism is someone who has an occasional problem with excessive drinking? It’s a relevant question because of the possible implications of the answer. If someone has a habit of binge drinking, they or someone around them need to think about the ramifications of such actions. In far too many cases, the drinker…

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