Category: Alcohol

Teaching Responsible Drinking at Home, Think Twice!

Students Discussing parents Teaching Teens Responsible Drinking Several parents practice providing alcohol to their teenagers in order to protect them from the risks associated with underage drinking. Yet, this practice holds no evidential support. In fact, a recent study from Australia suggests that it may backfire altogether. According to the study published in Lancet Public Health earlier last year, teens exposed to [...]
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Rise of Alcohol Use Disorders in Older Women

Older Woman standing on a deck overlooking the water When it comes to alcohol misuse and abuse disorders, many people may generally assume that this is something that commonly affects younger populations, including college students who are more prone to social drinking. However, this stigma overlooks the specific population of older women, who may be at increased for alcohol use disorders, specifically women age [...]
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Binge Drinking or Alcoholic: How Can I Tell the Difference?

Man struggling with binge drinking Binge drinking is defined as a pattern of consuming alcohol that raises the blood alcohol concentration levels to 0.08 g/dl. This typically is 4 drinks for women, and 5 for men in a two hour period, according to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) [1] at least 1 time in the past [...]
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Alcoholism, Binge-Drinking, and Young Adult Males: Do I Have a Problem?

Man Passed Out With A Beer In His Hand Bio: “Alcoholism, Binge-Drinking, and Young Adult Males: Do I Have a Problem?” was written by Mt. Regis clinical team member Erica Smith, M.A., NCC. Erica has several years of experience working in the treatment field as a clinical therapist and has her Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology. [...]
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