Alcoholism The simple definition of alcoholism is an addiction to the consumption of alcohol. Other definitions include compulsive behavior related to a dependency on alcohol or drinking that leads to a psychological and physical dependence on alcohol. Regardless of the definition, alcoholism is a disorder that affects millions of individuals and knows no boundaries in...Read More
Alcoholism is a mental health condition as well as a physical condition. Alcoholism is an addiction to drinking alcohol. A person who is addicted to alcohol experiences physical and psychological issues. Physical problems related to alcoholism include liver damage, malnutrition, and high blood pressure, and can increase the risk of getting certain cancers. Physical dependency...Read More
Seal of the United States Office of National Drug Control Policy, a part of the Executive Office of the President. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Do you know our current Drug Czar? Drug Czar…it is an interesting, albeit informal title. Since the 1930s the United States has had an official who oversees our drug policy, but it...Read More
Sometimes news headlines seem to collide…Part 2 Yesterday in Part 1 of our Alcohol Infused News post we shared two news / opinion items that dealt with alcohol and alcohol use disorder (AUD). As we mentioned, the message delivered in those two items were juxtaposed; however, both could be used to start a conversation. Research...Read More
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word CHESS? Probably most people immediately think of the board game, a few people (more than likely structural engineers) think of a plank that makes up a floating bridge, or musical theater aficionados may recall the beautiful musical CHESS. Today we saw...Read More
Making a Summer Reading list… Do you remember when you were in grammar school, middle school, or high school and a teacher would send you home for Summer vacation season with a “Summer Reading List?” For some students the list was welcomed, for others it would be a source of angst perhaps because they did not...Read More
English: A sobriety checkpoint in East Haven, CT. Also known as DWI Enforcement (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Approaching a sobriety checkpoint… Have you ever been returning from dinner with friends or maybe a special event like a live theater production and happened upon a sobriety checkpoint? It can be somewhat startling even if you haven’t had...Read More
Have you ever needed to care for a loved one who suffers from a chronic health condition or disease? For that matter, have you ever needed to care for a loved one who has an acute health condition or disease? Assuming responsibility…comes naturally Of course, we’ve probably all experienced caring for a sick or injured...Read More
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