Alcohol Cravings : How to Beat Them

Alcohol addiction, also known as alcoholism, is a disease that affects people from all walks of life. Experts have tried to pinpoint factors like genetics, sex, race, or socioeconomics that may predispose someone to alcohol addiction. But it has no single cause. Psychological, genetic, and behavioral factors can all contribute to having the disease. One …

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Does Alcohol Increase Blood Pressure?

Nearly half of Americans have hypertension or high blood pressure. There are several contributing factors, but alcohol consumption sets many at risk. Studies show a direct correlation between the amount someone drinks and the chances of developing high blood pressure.  Does alcohol increase blood pressure? The short answer is yes. We also know that high …

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Blacking Out From Drinking

Americans have a friendly relationship with blacking out. This can be seen in the box office smash The Hangover. A group of friends black out after a night of partying and hilarity ensues.  The reality of blacking out isn’t a joke. At best, it ruins a memorable night. At its worst, it can kill a …

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