How early is too early to start talking to your children about substance use and abuse? It’s probably earlier than you think; a research review from the journal Alcohol and Alcoholism found that 9 in 10 European adolescents had their first drink before the age of 15. Many parents seem to think it’s … [Read more...] about Empowering Boys: What Your Son Needs To Know About Alcohol
What is a Party Bus? At its core, a party bus is simply a vehicle intended for a large group of people (usually 10+) to have a great time while traveling somewhere. While party busses are not used exclusively for drinking, many advertise inclusion of a minibar. Some party busses are also used for … [Read more...] about Are Party Busses Safe?
What is a trigger for alcohol use disorder (AUD)? Think of a trigger in terms of cause and effect. When operating a gun, pulling the trigger is the cause, and the gun firing is the effect. Alcohol use disorder (AUD), colloquially known as alcoholism, can operate by the same rules. There is … [Read more...] about 10 Common and Uncommon Triggers for Former Alcoholics To Avoid
An AUD, or alcohol use disorder, is a term defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) to describe a person struggling with alcohol addiction. Aside from AUD, you may have heard many terms to describe an unhealthy relationship with alcohol: alcoholism, alcohol abuse, … [Read more...] about Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) vs. Alcoholism