ALCOHOL

Ren in Alcohol
September 17, 2020

Alcohol Abuse Increases Risk of Death for Individuals with Heart Conditions

The American Heart Association released findings that showed how people with heart arrhythmia are more likely to die due to drinking to excess. It is a significant revelation by itself, but it's also indicative of the other harmful effects of alcohol consumption on the human body.

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Ren in Alcohol
September 16, 2020

Binge Drinking Defined

Any alcohol consumption has risk, and that risk is exacerbated the more one drinks. But what constitutes binge drinking? Where did the term come from, and why is it called “binge“ drinking?

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Ren in Alcohol
December 3, 2019

Trying to Have a Baby? A New Study Suggests Mom AND Dad Should Cease Alcohol Consumption

A new study from the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology has drawn a link between alcohol consumption before pregnancy and future, congenital birth defects.

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Ren in Alcohol
November 20, 2019

New Study Finds Link Between “Normal” Drinking Levels and Heart Rhythm Disorder

We’ve known for a long time that there can be adverse effects of alcohol consumption. And when we hear about the health implications of drinking, it almost always has something to do with the over- consumption of alcohol (an event known as binge drinking).

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Ren in Alcohol
October 27, 2019

Tainted Alcohol—One More Reason Not to Drink While on Vacation

As it turns out, a pretty disturbing news story in USA Today is causing a lot of people to rethink copious alcohol consumption while on vacation. The article talked about a case out of Costa Rica, in which “tainted” batches of alcohol caused 25 deaths and more than two-dozen non-fatal poisoning incidents.

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Ren in Alcohol
September 23, 2019

The Silent Generation Is Silent on Alcohol Misuse

When we think of drug and alcohol addiction, we almost always think of grown adults or young adults. Sometimes we think of teenagers or adolescents. But we rarely think of senior citizens, the demographic over the age of 65. And that’s a big mistake.

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Ren in Alcohol
August 7, 2019

How Does Alcohol Use Affect People Who Don’t Drink?

A common line you hear when trying to recruit someone to help you address any one of the many societal problems that face our nation is this classic phrase: “That problem doesn’t affect me directly; why should I be concerned about it?”

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Ren in Alcohol
April 17, 2019

Alcohol Awareness Month 2019

Innovated, funded, and sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Alcohol Awareness Month was first established in 1987 to help reduce the stigma associated with alcohol addiction. The driving force behind Alcohol Awareness Month was to encourage communities to reach out to the American public every April, for the duration of the month, with information and resources on alcohol, alcoholism, and recovery.

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Ren in Alcohol
January 6, 2019

Are There Different Levels of Alcohol Addiction?

One concept that gets tossed around is this idea of there being different “levels” of drinking. This could lead to the conclusion that some types of drinking are “okay,” and others are not. You see this show up in common phrases such as “problem drinking,” “drinking to get drunk,” “trouble drinking,” “daily drinking,” “at-risk drinking,” “binge drinking,” “excessive drinking,” etc.

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Joanne in Alcohol
May 10, 2018

DJ Avicii Died from Addiction

DJ Avicii died on April 20, 2018, at the age of 28. Tim Bergling, better known by his stage name Avicii, was a Swedish musician, DJ, and record producer. Avicii started his career at sixteen, posting his remixes in online forums. This led him to sign his first record label deal.

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