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Stages of Alcoholism

Courtesy of HEALTHGUIDE The path to addiction: Stages of alcoholism Moderate drinking isn’t a cause for concern in most adults. But when alcohol consumption gets out of control, you may find yourself on a dangerous path toward addiction. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism estimates that 17 million American adults have alcohol use disorders. […]

Alcoholism and the Elderly

Source: Written by Casa Palmera Staff Alcoholism and alcohol abuse among the elderly is a hidden epidemic that is rarely recognized and is grossly under diagnosed. It is estimated that nearly half of all elderly individuals suffering from alcoholism remain undetected. This is misdiagnosis is caused by two main factors: First, the elderly are a […]

Blackout (alcohol-related amnesia)

A blackout is a phenomenon caused by the intake of an alcoholic beverage or other substance in which long term memory creation is impaired or there is a complete inability to recall the past. Blackouts are frequently described as having effects similar to that of anterograde amnesia, in which the subject cannot recall any events […]