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  • Don’t Binge Drink and Drive: Be a Responsible Driver

    One in eight people who binge drink – defined as having five or more drinks on one occasion – drive within two hours of drinking. more…

  • Alcohol Abuse & Malnutrition: Heavy Drinking Depletes Body of Essential Vitamins, Nutrients

    For a disease that is often characterized (and caricatured) by images of bulbous noses, bloated bodies and beer bellies, another serious effect of alcoholism is not nearly as widely understood. Though it may seem counter-intuitive, alcohol abuse and alcoholism can lead to a condition that is usually associated with impoverished families and famine-stricken nations: malnutrition. more…

  • Alcohol Affects Older People Differently

    Alcohol’s effects do vary with age. Even small amounts of alcohol can create problems for older people because as the body ages, the effects of alcohol can become amplified. The likelihood of taking more medications as you get older also risks increasing alcohol’s effects. more…

  • Is it Selfish to Want to Be Happier?

    Every now and then, in the midst of the headlong thrust into the next thing on our schedule, we all take a deep breath and pause for a moment of reflection. Ahh…What comes up? If we are honest with ourselves it’s probably a familiar yearning: “I want to be happier. I want more out of life than this.” more…

  • Predicted Increase in Addiction Among Older Americans

    A new survey predicts that the number of Americans age 50 or older who are addicted to alcohol or other drugs will double by 2020. more…