Drugs and Alcohol

Drug and alcohol abuse can contribute to serious health conditions. Learn more about the effects of alcohol and drugs on the body.

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4 Non-Alcoholic Whiskeys Bartenders Love

If you're dreaming of a dram of whiskey without the hangover, try one of these bartender-recommended non-alcoholic whiskeys.

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Does Natural Wine Have Health Benefits?

Registered dietitian and plant-based diet specialist Cynthia Sass explores the natural wine trend, including what it is, the pros and...


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Why Does Wine Give Me A Headache?

If a glass of vino leads to a throbbing noggin, you're not alone. Here's why wine gives some people headaches—and...


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What Does Being Sober Mean? The Details on Alcohol-Free Living

An alcohol-free lifestyle can offer big rewards—if you know what your goal is, why it matters, and how you plan...


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14 Dry January Memes to Make You Laugh Instead of Drink

Here are some Dry January memes that may help you embrace the no-booze sobriety challenge.

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These Are the Best Alcohol-Free Sparkling Wines—I Know Because I Tried Them All

If you're looking for the best bottle of bubbly without the hangover, try nonalcoholic champagne or one of these other...


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These Are the Best Alcohol-Free Wines—I Know Because I Tried Them All

If you're a wine lover and want to cut back on alcohol, try these relatively healthy alcohol-free wines to replace...


16 Recovery Quotes that May Help Inspire You to Stay Sober

You've already survived 100 percent of your worst days.


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7 Best Mocktails You Can Buy—I Know Because I Tried Them All

If you're looking for a no-alcohol drink, skip the seltzer and try this list of the best


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This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Binge Drink

Just one night of binge drinking can affect your health. Here's how too much alcohol can affect your body, from...


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Sobering Up: Alternatives to AA for Women

Several women who struggle with alcohol dependence share their stories of how they're seeking alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous.


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7 Signs You Might Be Binge Drinking (Without Realizing It)

If you knock back four to five drinks in two hours, you just engaged in binge drinking. Here are the...


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I Gave Up Alcohol for 21 Days, and Here’s What Happened

Cutting cocktails out of my life was a seriously eye-opening experience and one of the best ways I've found to...

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21 Medications You Should Never Mix with Alcohol

A hot toddy might sound good when you have a cold—but resist the urge: The mixture of booze and common...


8 Creative Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Without Alcohol

Skip the alcohol and try these 8 unique ways to ring in the New Year, from a virtual dinner party...


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“I Tried Dry January—and It Saved My Life”

"Only alcoholics need to quit drinking and I wasn't an alcoholic so I didn't need to give up drinking… right?"


Here’s Why Drinking Alcohol Can Make You Hungry

This is why a couple rounds of beer at a bar may lead to ordering hot wings, mozzarella sticks, and...


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You Need This: Tricks to Cure a Hangover Naturally

Overdo it last night? Rebound quickly with these all-natural hangover home remedies, most of which you likely have on hand.


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9 Things That Happen When You Stop Drinking Alcohol

No one is saying drinking in moderation (a drink a day for women and two for men) is a bad...


10 Silent Signs You’re Slipping into a Pain Pill Addiction

One in five Americans have misused prescription drugs at least once, yet only one in three even recognizes the signs...


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Cut Back on Alcohol: 17 Tips to Drink a Little Less

If you drink alcohol, you should consider limiting your intake to no more than two drinks per day for men,...


Drinking Just This Much Alcohol Can Seriously Mess with Your Hormones

Feeling like your hormones are out of wack? Time to check your alcohol intake.

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This Is Why Your Face Turns Red When You Drink Alcohol

If your face turns as red as the wine in your glass, it may be due to your genetics


One Phone Call Changed This Drug Addict’s Life, and Her Story May Change Yours

Auburn knew she had a problem—with drugs, her marriage, her baby. So in desperation, she called a counselor's number in...


I Lost My Job and My House to Opiate Addiction—Here’s What Saved Me

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services considers opioid addiction to be a growing epidemic, with more than 6...


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How to Tell If Your Social Drinking Is Normal—or Something More Serious

Alcoholism can affect social drinkers too. You don't have to be a daily drinker, morning drinker, or have DWI's to...


Had One Too Many? 8 Smart Ways to Sober Up Fast

Zero judgment! Here's how doctors and science say you can shake that fog and snap to greater coherence when...


20 Secrets Addiction Counselors Desperately Want You to Know

Whether you or a loved one is facing alcohol, drug, or painkiller addiction, here's real advice on how to get...