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Sep

07
2014

What Alcohol Really Does to Your Brain

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What happens once that vodka cranberry works its way through your bloodstream and hits the control center behind your eyes? We hear many different things about how alcohol affects the brain and body, most notably that it is a depressant. That’s only part of the story. Alcohol is a depressant, but it’s also a sort of indirect stimulant, and plays a few other roles that might surprise you. Alcohol directly affects brain chemistry by altering levels of neurotransmitters, the chemical messengers that transmit the signals throughout the body that control thought processes, behavior and emotion. Alcohol affects both “excitatory” neurotransmitters

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Nov

18
2013

Causes and effects of alcoholism

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Scientists say that someone who has alcoholic addiction in his/her family is more likely to develop alcoholism if they choose to drink. Alcoholism can also develop or worsen based on a person’s environment and traumatic experiences in life. These factors may include culture, family, friends, peer pressures, and the way the person lives. Alcoholism can lead people into serious trouble, and can be physically and mentally destructive. Currently alcohol use is involved in half of all crimes, murders, accidental deaths, and suicides. There are also many health problems associated with alcohol use such as brain damage, cancer, heart disease, and

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Sep

02
2013

How To Combat Alcoholism

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Alcohol has become a curse for the people living with an alcoholic. For most people suffering from alcoholism, they do not realize that they have the problem. They do not realize that alcoholism can cause big problems in their lives, until they lose their jobs or their families. People with this condition may have felt that something was wrong with their habit of consuming alcohol. But in reality they are very difficult to stop. Many of the alcoholics who actually want to quit their habit, but they are asking how to combat alcoholism. It is important to know, that the

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Mar

21
2013

Consequences of Drinking

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Various effects of drinking while underage: One’s brain suffers from the negative effects of alcohol. The growth and development comes to a halt and the capacity for memory decreases. Not only does it affect one’s memory but also the attention span. One becomes easily distracted and loses focus constantly. One can become an alcoholic later within their lifetime. It has been said 40% become involved in alcoholism. By consuming certain alcohol, one’s sexual behavior increases and becomes a danger to oneself and others. As the sexual behavior increases, the rates of rapes and sexual abuses become apparent. Proven by statistics,

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Dec

18
2011

What They Said: Kolkata Tragedies

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West Bengal has been hit by two tragedies in recent days. A fire at a hospital in Kolkata left at least 89 people dead and then at least 162 people died after drinking a toxic batch of liquor sold in a district south of the state capital. India Real Time presents a roundup of what the newspapers had to say about the disasters. In a Friday editorial focused on the illegal liquor deaths, The Hindu said the tragedy “lends credence to thinking among political parties and state governments that it might be better to introduce legal sale of licensed liquor

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