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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Dry January: What Doctors Need You to Know

Quitting alcohol—even for just a month—can help you examine your relationship with alcohol, and may have some physical and mental benefits too.

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12 Signs You Should Try a Dry January

Taking a month off drinking alcohol has some potential benefits, even if you're just a social drinker.


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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14 Expert Tips for a Successful Dry January

Looking to go "dry" this January? Follow our experts' 14 tips for a successful alcohol-free month, from detoxing your house...


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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...


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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...


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

Your guide to getting out of Drunkville—or how to avoid landing there in the first place.


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...


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How Drunk Am I? 9 Weird Reasons You Can Get Tipsy Too Quickly

Studies show that these seemingly random factors can affect how alcohol takes its toll on your body and brain.


Cut Back on Alcohol Without Giving It Up

Stealthy ways to reduce your drinking to a healthy level.