Even Moderate Drinking May Be Bad For Your Health

Did you know that when you drink alcohol, you’re actually consuming ethanol? Ethanol is a psychoactive substance and is one of 4 types of alcohol. Methyl, propyl and butyl are other types of alcohol that are unsafe for consumption. Ethanol,  consumed in alcoholic beverages, is primarily metabolized in the liver where our bodies convert alcohol to acetaldehydea highly toxic substance and known carcinogen.

It has long been public perception that drinking in moderation is “good” for your health. The definition of moderation set by the NIAAA is as up to four alcoholic drinks for men and three for women in any single day. Our general sense of moderation seems to have shifted overtime as wine glasses are now 7 times larger than they originally were. And while some studies suggest moderate drinking may be beneficial to health, we still aren’t all on the same page as to that “moderate” definition.

Dangers of Withdrawing on Your Own

dangers of withdrawing on your own

Detoxifying is often the first step in recovering from dependency and substance abuse. There are many ways of withdrawing from drugs or alcohol. These range from going cold turkey at home to residential detox.

You might think that just stopping abusing your substance of choice at home is a good idea. However, so many drugs have potentially dangerous and even life-threatening side effects when you stop taking them. There are also perils to withdrawing from alcohol unassisted. In this in-depth article, we look at the dangers of withdrawing from drugs or alcohol on your own.

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What Is Drug Addiction?

To better understand the dangers of withdrawing alone, you need to go back to the beginning. That starts with understanding drug addiction. Many people cannot understand how and why people can become addicted. They often believe that people who use drugs lack willpower and morals.

Is AI Qualified to Offer Health Advice?

As machines get smarter, we’re using them to help us with more and more. Everything from smartphone assistants like Siri, to chess-playing robots, to self-driving cars, operates on a technology known as artificial intelligence or AI.

While AI often brings to mind frightening dystopian scenarios in which intelligent robots take over the world, today they’re allowing us to accomplish a wide range of tasks more efficiently and successfully. The technology is still in the relatively early stages though, and there’s a lot we still don’t know about how it works, what it’s capable of and how best to use it.

how is artificial intelligence used in healthcare

Healthcare is one area where we recently started using AI. Intelligent machines have shown a lot of potential for helping us with health-related issues. It’s been used in medical imaging, to provide mental health tips and to help people overcome addiction.

Tips for Raising Drug-Free Kids – Warning Signs and What to Do If Your Child Is Using

In our five-part series about preventing your child from abusing drugs, we covered elementary school, middle school, high school and beyond high school as parts one through four. Part five of our tips for raising drug-free kids series provides you with information on the warning signs that may indicate your child is taking drugs and what to do if your child is using.

As you might know, it can be difficult to figure out if your child is drinking alcohol or using drugs. Many parents find it a challenge to determine the difference between what’s typical “growing up” behavior or an indication of a bigger problem. Often, the signs of teenage drug abuse are typical behavior of teens and young adults. In other cases, you’ll see a new onset of moodiness, isolation, change in friends, or disinterest in activities they once loved.

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