underage drinking

Brain Function Altered by Underage Drinking

Doing some partying and binge drinking while you’re young doesn’t do much harm, right? According to a recent study published by Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, binge and underage drinking can actually damage your brain well into adulthood. Long-Term Brain Changes in Rats Researchers gave young rats a heavy amount of alcohol equivalent to the…

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How to Get Help for Alcoholics

About 18 million Americans need specialized help for alcoholics. But only a small fraction of them ever get the help they need. This is unfortunate, as the right help opens a world of possibilities for a better life in sobriety. Many people seeking help start by asking, “How long will detox take?” To an outsider,…

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Is Alcohol Addictive?

When most people think of addiction, they think about the current opioid epidemic that the country is facing. The reality is that many people each year are dying from alcohol-related deaths as well. The question everyone continues to ask, “is alcohol addictive” and the answer to this may save some lives. It’s important to first…