Tobacco use is a fairly common activity in the U.S. and across the world, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that close to 20 percent of all American adults smoke cigarettes. However, compared to the rest of the adult population, smoking is much more prevalent in active alcoholics and other alcohol abusers, [...]
Drinking affects different people in different ways. Some people might be described as happy drunks, showing affection and appreciation for everyone while drinking. Others get sad and reflective when they drink, and maybe even cry. Perhaps the worst kind of drunk is the angry one. People who get angry at others when they drink alcohol [...]
Hypertension is a medical term for high blood pressure, a condition that occurs when circulating blood places too much pressure on your body’s arteries. Some people develop excessive levels of arterial pressure during the active phase of their heartbeats, while others develop excessive pressure during the resting phase between their heartbeats. In the worst-case scenario, [...]
For many years conventional wisdom said that problem drinking would decrease during times of economic hardship. The prevailing opinion was that people with little disposable income would not choose to spend precious dollars on expensive (or inexpensive) alcohol. However, a study conducted within the past 10 years has challenged those previously held notions.