Established Causes of Alcoholism

Although there are a number of studies on the causes of alcoholism, there are certain factors that define how one becomes an alcoholic that are indisputable. Some conducive factors to the social aspect of alcoholism are the influence of family, friends, society and the availability of alcohol. Severe stress, inadequate coping techniques and the advocacy …

Information on Alcohol Overdose and Alcohol Poisoning

The problem of alcohol overdose, which is also sometimes correctly referred to as alcohol poisoning, is one that is far more common than one might think. The fact of the matter is that statistics that are made available, which are verifiable show that in the United States alone there are over 50,000 cases reported every …

Answering The Question: Is Alcohol A Drug?

Many people including therapists, physicians, and addiction experts debate the age old question; is alcohol a drug? There are many ways to approach this question.  It means many things to different people and some professionals avoid labeling it as such due to the negative stigma or connotations it may have. One can consider how the …

A Few Short Term Effects of Alcohol

Even moderate drinkers will probably already be aware of some of the short term effects of alcohol on the body. For those who have had too much to drink, feelings of sluggishness, stomach pains and loss of appetite are common side effects following an evening of overdoing one’s alcohol intake. However, the effects that too …

Effects of Drinking Alcohol

Before explaining the effects of alcohol, it is very important to explain that each person’s body is different and one person’s reaction to alcohol may be completely different from another person. Some people cannot drink even a very small amount of alcohol without experiencing severe negative side effects such as a hangover, headaches, etc. Such …

DUI Laws In Oregon

The tough DUI laws in Oregon start when people apply for a driver’s license. Since operating a motor vehicle is a privilege and not a right, Oregon drivers give implied consent to be tested for intoxicants. If the person behind the wheel refuses, he or she will lose the right to drive for a period …

DUI Laws In New Hampshire

The DUI Laws in New Hampshire are similar to the DUI laws followed in other states in the country. Though New Hampshire DUI laws have adopted the national benchmark of .08% as the legal limit of blood alcohol concentration for drivers, this limit is lower for underage as well as commercial drivers. In addition to …

What is Alcoholic Ketoacidosis?

Alcoholic Ketoacidosis, abbreviated AKA, is a specific form of acidosis caused by prolonged alcoholism. At a fundamental level, ketoacidosis involves the buildup of ketones in the blood, through the metabolic breakdown of amino and fatty acids. Ketone bodies are naturally produced when the body uses its fat for energy, often the case with low-carbohydrate diets …