Alcohol

The 3 Biggest Ways That Alcohol Causes Weight Gain

The 3 Biggest Ways That Alcohol Causes Weight Gain

Unhappy with the number on the scale? The culprit might not be what’s on your plate, but rather, what’s in your cup. Alcohol is a nutritionless calorie bomb packed with carbs and sugar. Beer and wine have about 150 calories a serving. Hard liquors like gin vodka, and...

Alcohol & Hearing Loss: How Alcohol Affects Your Hearing

Alcohol & Hearing Loss: How Alcohol Affects Your Hearing

It’s well known that drinking can cause balance issues and dizziness. But did you know that this is caused by alcohol’s impact on your ears rather than your brain? Yes, in case you hadn’t already heard, alcohol can wreak havoc on your hearing organs. This is why...

Secrets of High Functioning Alcoholism

Secrets of High Functioning Alcoholism

When you think about what an alcoholic looks like, you may think of the homeless man on the corner of the street, the loud and crude woman who frequents the local bar, or you may think of your own parent, sibling, or child. The reality is that an alcoholic doesn’t...

What Happens When You Drink Alcohol Everyday?

What Happens When You Drink Alcohol Everyday?

A little bit of something every day can’t hurt...or can it? What happens when you drink alcohol every day can be just as harmful as bingeing. Even just a single standard drink can have serious ramifications on your overall health. The impact starts small, but can...

The Connection Between Stress & Alcoholism

The Connection Between Stress & Alcoholism

April is both Stress Awareness Month and Alcohol Awareness Month--and it’s no accident. The connection between stress and alcoholism has long been recognized by scientists and medical experts although discoveries continue to be made. In this article, we’ll explore how...

What You Should Know About Alcoholic Hepatitis

What You Should Know About Alcoholic Hepatitis

Alcohol hepatitis, also known as alcoholic liver disease (ALD), is one of the three types of liver disease caused by drinking. It’s one of the most severe types of alcohol-induced liver damage and caused over 24,000 deaths in 2019. This condition often precedes...

Is Alcohol A Drug?

Is Alcohol A Drug?

Alcohol is a hugely popular beverage that's consumed on a regular basis across the globe. It can make us feel braver, more confident, more attractive but at the cost of our coordiation and cognition. This mind-altering substance can affect us in many ways that other...

The Benefits of Dry January

The Benefits of Dry January

There are plenty of reasons why people participate in this increasingly popular month-long challenge of Dry January—many of which align with the optimistic and health-centric nature of New Year’s resolution. Some voluntarily abstain from drinking for the first 31 days...

10 (Subtle) Signs of An Alcoholic

10 (Subtle) Signs of An Alcoholic

Many of us take for granted just how prevalent alcohol is in our lives; we drink to celebrate, to mourn, to relax, to liven things up. And when drinking is such a firmly established social norm it can be difficult to tell when our bottle of vino with dinner or...

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