Man smoking a cigarette wonders what are gateway drugs

What are Gateway Drugs?

Everyone has heard the argument that marijuana is a gateway drug but most people dismiss this idea. The concept is very real, however, and creates a well-trodden path towards drug addiction. When it comes to treatment for drug addiction, we must ask what are gateway drugs? Moreover, what are the risks they pose? What Are…

Red solo cups often used during binge drinking in college

Binge Drinking in College

If you were to believe Hollywood’s portrayal of college life, it may seem like it’s a never-ending stream of parties and alcohol abuse. Unfortunately, this is a sad reality for some college students who will find themselves caught up in an endless cycle. Binge drinking in college is a serious problem at one of the…

Car keys and glass of alcohol on table leads to the question of the difference between dui vs dwi

Difference Between DUI vs DWI

Driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while impaired/intoxicated (DWI) seem like different ways of saying the same thing. Commonly, people use the terms interchangeably. Frankly, they are both serious charges with even more serious consequences. Alcohol abuse can lead to these serious legal issues. There can be differences between DUI vs DWI, especially when…

Man exhibiting the classic signs of alcoholism

Signs of Alcoholism

Various signs of alcoholism exist to help you identify if your loved one is struggling with alcohol abuse. Sometimes alcohol abuse is easy to recognize if the person has a severe problem. However, in other cases, the person may attempt to hide their abuse by drinking in isolation. What appears to be minor abuse can…

Alcohol’s Effect on Memory

Alcohol’s Effect on Memory

You may have seen it before in movies and television shows the plot where someone drinks way too much alcohol where they do and say a bunch of crazy things and not remember the next day. The same is true in real life where alcohol can affect the memories of those who drink too much.…