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How Alcohol Affects Women’s Hormones, Before and After Menopause

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According to recent statistics, women are drinking more than they used to. This doesn’t always mean they are drinking to excess, but it does mean more attention is needed on alcohol and women’s health. One often overlooked issue is how alcohol affects women’s hormones. The impact of alcohol on women’s health is complex, but one […]

5 Ways Medication Can Make Quitting Alcohol Easier

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Cutting back or quitting drinking is a challenge for many people. It’s not unusual for someone to make several attempts before finding success. This is where medication for alcoholism can make a huge difference. By helping you control the physical aspects of addiction, medication can give you the edge you need to overcome dependence. Here […]

Is Sobriety the New Black? How Sober Socializing is Taking Over

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Whenever a hot new trend pops up, it’s often referred to as “the new black.” Often this involves fashion, music, or social activities. But one of the latest movements to gain traction may surprise some people—has sober socializing become cool? The answer for many people, especially millennials, is a resounding “yes.”  While socializing may once […]

Children of Alcoholics: Common Patterns and Helpful Resources

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Growing up with parents who drink excessively is more common than you might think. According to recent studies, as many as 7.5 million children are living with at least one parent who struggles with alcohol addiction. This translates to nearly one in five American adults having grown up under these circumstances. Clearly this doesn’t prevent […]

Alcohol and Sleep: Does Drinking Make Insomnia Worse?

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It’s been a long workday, and you’re exhausted, yet you can’t seem to get to sleep. This is a common problem, especially for people in high-stress professions. Many turn to alcohol to help them get some much-needed shut-eye. While it appears true that alcohol can help you fall asleep more easily, it also seems to […]

Booze, Independence, and Patriotism: The History of America and Alcohol

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Since the time of the first European settlers, alcohol has been an integral part of the economy, culture, and history of the U.S. Unbeknownst to most people, alcohol played a huge role in the Revolutionary War. It has been a major part of United States culture ever since. This has its downsides—as many as 15 […]

When Losing Weight Means Gaining a Drinking Problem

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Nearly 40 percent of Americans suffer from obesity— that’s according to official numbers from the Centers for Disease Control. In many of these individuals, obesity has reached a stage that presents an immediate and urgent danger to their health. Gastric bypass surgery can succeed where other weight loss methods fail. Unfortunately, a side effect of […]

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