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How Does Alcohol Affect Men and Women Differently?

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Sex and gender play a role in how we consume, process, and react to alcohol. Some of these differences are biological, while others are social—relating to mainstream attitudes about gender roles. Males and females differ in how they metabolize alcohol, which results in varying effects on short- and long-term health. Gender identity also affects how […]

How Much Do People Spend on Alcohol and Rehab?

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Consistent heavy drinking harms your physical and mental health, as well as your relationships with others. And the damage doesn’t stop there—problems with alcohol can hurt your pockets too. Even if your drinking doesn’t affect your work performance or jeopardize your job, the cost of buying alcohol adds up. Your drinking habits could cause you […]

Drinking More in Quarantine? Alcohol and COVID-19

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Drinking more due to COVID-19? You’re not alone. According to the University of Southern California, alcohol sales rose by 55 percent in late March, compared with the same period in 2019. And it’s quite possible that they have continued to rise since then. There are many reasons why you might be drinking more alcohol in […]

Alcohol and Fertility: How Drinking Decreases Your Chances Of Pregnancy

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Many people don’t think twice about having a drink or two with dinner. And in some social settings, you may even feel awkward without a drink in your hand. But while indulging in the occasional alcoholic beverage is okay for some people, it isn’t the best choice for couples trying to get pregnant. Heavy drinking […]

Which Myers-Briggs Personality Types are Prone to Addiction?

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What’s your Myers-Briggs type? Most of us have taken the classic Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator (MBTI) at least once in our lives. In fact, the assessment has been taken nearly 100 million times worldwide! The MBTI is a fun way to better understand ourselves and our personalities. But can it be used to predict a […]

Celebrating Recovery This September—And All Year Round

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Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors National Recovery Month. It’s a time to share stories, support individuals struggling with addiction, and celebrate those in recovery. In honor of National Recovery Month, we want to share some ideas for celebrating victory over addiction—whether it’s yours or someone else’s—all year round. […]

How to Prevent and Avoid Addiction to Alcohol

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With over 14 million Americans suffering from an alcohol use disorder, it’s hard not to wonder: is alcohol addiction preventable? To hear some people tell it, excessive alcohol use is a choice, and the answer is simple: just don’t drink. According to others, addiction is a genetic disease certain people are born with, and may […]