Alcohol and the Aging Process Alcohol may act differently in older people than in younger people. Some older people can feel “high” without increasing the amount of alcohol they drink. This “high” can make them more likely to have accidents,… Read More »Alcohol and Aging

What is Naltrexone? Naltrexone is a medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat both opioid use disorder (OUD) and alcohol use disorder (AUD) as a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) option. Naltrexone can be prescribed and administered by any practitioner licensed… Read More »Naltrexone and Alcohol

Symptoms of Liver Cirrhosis from Alcohol Cirrhosis is scarring (fibrosis) of the liver caused by long-term liver damage. The scar tissue prevents the liver from working properly. Cirrhosis is sometimes called an end-stage liver disease because it happens after other… Read More »Alcoholic Cirrhosis Symptoms

What is Alcohol Induced Dementia? Alcohol consumption in moderate amounts has not been found to cause dementia or any other cognitive impairments. However, excessive use and alcohol abuse in old age has been associated with changes in brain structure that… Read More »Alcoholic Dementia Symptoms

Alcoholic Hepatitis Vs Cirrhosis – Similarities and Differences Approximately two-thirds of adults in the United States drink alcohol, while 7.2% suffer from alcohol use disorder (AUD). Excessive alcohol intake is the third leading preventable cause of death in the United… Read More »Alcoholic Hepatitis Vs Cirrhosis

What is Drug Slang? It is important for prevention providers, caregivers and educators to be informed about the different slang words used in reference to specific drugs and drug abuse. Creative names and abbreviations are used to disguise conversations as… Read More »Drug Slang and Street Terms for Drugs

Alcohol Blackout Drinking to the point of a blackout has gained pop culture notoriety in recent years. Alcohol-induced blackouts can lead to impaired memory of events that transpired while intoxicated, and a drastically increased risk of injuries and other harms.… Read More »Alcohol Blackout

How Effective is Alcohol Treatment in the United States? Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a medical condition characterized by an impaired ability to stop or control alcohol use despite adverse social, occupational, or health consequences. Fortunately, no matter how severe… Read More »Alcohol Treatment