Alcohol

Alcohol use disorders are one of the most common substance use disorders in the United States, but recovery is possible with proper help.

Alcohol & Antidepressants Drug Interactions

Alcohol & Antidepressants Drug Interactions

If you're taking an antidepressant, it's important to understand the risks of combining alcohol with this medication. Alcohol is a depressant, so mixing it with antidepressants can make you feel worse. You may have more side effects from your antidepressants when...

What Does Sober Curious Mean?

What Does Sober Curious Mean?

Sober curious is a term used to describe someone who wants to try sobriety without committing to it. In short, it's an open-ended way of exploring sobriety without committing to it. Many people have tried not drinking and realized it wasn’t as straightforward as they...

How to Say NO to Alcohol

How to Say NO to Alcohol

Saying NO to alcohol doesn't have to be complicated. You just need a few strategies in your back pocket to use when the time comes. 10 Ways to Say NO to Alcohol at a Party or Elsewhere Next time you’re at a party or anywhere that you feel the pressure to have a drink,...

6 Effects of Binge Drinking Wine

6 Effects of Binge Drinking Wine

While wine has many health benefits when drank in moderation, wine is still an alcoholic beverage. A five-ounce glass of wine contains the same amount of alcohol as a 12-ounce glass of beer. So, when evaluating your alcohol consumption, it’s not just about the type of...

Can Drinking Alcohol Cause Memory Loss?

Can Drinking Alcohol Cause Memory Loss?

Over time, drinking alcohol can cause memory loss that’s difficult to repair. Chronic alcohol consumption affects the brain in countless ways, including impairing memory. While some people forget details about a night of binge drinking after a blackout, drinking...

Does Alcohol Change Your Personality Long-Term?

Does Alcohol Change Your Personality Long-Term?

Alcohol can have a profound and immediate effect on your behavior. Alcohol will change your personality, at least temporarily. However, it's essential to understand how alcohol influences your emotions and behaviors. Long-term alcohol abuse can have somewhat permanent...

What Does Alcohol Do To Your Muscles?

What Does Alcohol Do To Your Muscles?

There is a strong connection between alcohol use and our body. Alcohol use can decrease overall physical fitness and increase our risk of adverse health effects. Alcohol can impair muscle protein synthesis (MPS), which helps us build new muscle. Because alcohol causes...

The Medical vs. Social Definition of Alcoholism

The Medical vs. Social Definition of Alcoholism

We hear the term alcoholism being thrown around all the time. However, what some people call alcoholism isn’t necessarily what being an alcoholic means. Known as alcohol use disorder (AUD), it describes a chronic disorder in which a person’s capacity to cease or...

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