Monthly Archives: July 2012

How Much Alcohol Is Too Much?

Many of us think we drink safely, but we often have misconceptions about how much we’ve actually drunk. And most of us know that drinking too much alcohol is bad for us. So it is not uncommon for us to ask ourselves, “How much alcohol is safe to drink? Or “Am I drinking too much?” And just how … Read More

How Does Alcohol Impact My Diabetes?

Being diabetic does not mean you have to give up trying to live a normal life. Considering today’s culture, drinking alcohol is often part of a normal life. However, before you pick up that drink, you should be aware of the impact alcohol can have on your diabetes–and modify your drinking habits accordingly. Alcohol causes … Read More

Nadia Lockyer’s Resignation

Three months ago, Nadia Lockyer resigned from her seat as Alameda County supervisor–the first supervisor in the history of Alameda County to resign for personal reasons. In an interview about her resignation, Lockyer apologized for all “the drama” that occurred while she was in office. And there was a significant amount of drama. Nadia Lockyer … Read More

How Successful is A.A.?

Question: How successful is A.A. (Alcoholics Anonymous)? Answer: Nobody really knows for sure–mostly because it is by nature anonymous and not formally organized–therefore, it is practically impossible to obtain accurate and reliable data. However, that doesn’t mean scientists and researchers don’t try. And depending on which article you read, the numbers are all different. Success Rates of … Read More

Destroying the Myths of Rohypnol

Despite its name being synonymous as the date rape drug, Rohypnol, is abused for other reasons as well. Rohypnol, also known as Flunitrazepam, is a sedative drug that is illegal in the United States. Because its effects are similar to alcohol, people may use Rohypnol for the same reasons they drink alcohol. But drugs are … Read More

UK Billionaire Found Dead

Eva Rousing, the American wife of UK billionaire and acquaintances with Prince Charles, was found dead in her London mansion on July 10th at age 48. Although her death is yet unexplained, it is speculated that she died from a drug overdose. Her husband, Hans Kristian Rausing, could not be questioned because he is currently in detox … Read More

What is Moderate Drinking?

Question: What is moderate drinking? And when am I at risk for developing alcoholism? Answer: Moderate drinking is the consumption of alcohol without reaching the point of being drunk. This “point” may differ from person to person, but general guidelines have been identified for most people. According to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, moderate … Read More