The dangers of mixing alcohol and drugs

Alcohol is a depressant that can cause all sorts of health issues when combined with drugs, illegal or not.

Indicators of despair on the rise for Gen X-ers entering middle age, paper reports

“The increase in despair that occurs across the 30s is generalized to the entire cohort, regardless of race, ethnicity, education, and geography,” the authors write.

Why drinking alcohol gives you the munchies

Food and alcohol may share similar circuits in the brain.

Heavy drinking may stunt brain growth

There are many good reasons underage people shouldn’t drink — a poor developing brain is one of them.

Whatever your drinking strategy is, you’ll get equally hungover

If you want to avoid hangovers, simply look for red flags, researchers say.

Just a few drinks can change the way memories form, eventually leading to cravings

Alcohol has very subtle effects on the brain which we’re only beginning to recognize.

Five ways to manage hangovers that anybody can apply

They all boil down to “treat yo’ body right”.

Cold, dark climates linked to heavy drinking

This explains some things…

England’s youth are drinking less and less — and some have never had a drink

I didn’t know you were allowed to do this in the UK.

There is no safe level of alcohol, according to most important study yet

The risks simply outweigh any benefits. To be on the safe side, it’s best to abstain from alcohol.

Deep brain stimulation might one day treat the worst cases of alcohol addiction

Alcohol can ruin lives. But now a novel type of surgery could help some of the most hopeless addicts.

Bacterial superbugs have become up to 10 times more tolerant to alcohol-based hand sanitizers

Another uphill battle against bacterial infections.

Alcohol is causing a spike in liver diseases — and it’s mostly in young people

A concerning study has found that cirrhosis-related deaths have increased by 65 percent from 1999 to 2016.

Researchers find a way to block alcohol addiction and ease withdrawal symptoms

Targetting a receptor in the brain could

Alcohol and tobacco, not illegal drugs, are the biggest threat to human health

Put that cigarette down, and forget that extra beer.

Every extra drink could shorten your lifespan by 30 minutes

That’s over a limit of four to five glasses of wine per week.

Marijuna is nowhere near as dangerous to the brain as alcohol

Marijuana does not reduce the size of gray matter or white matter, unlike alcohol.

Plot twist: Cannabis component might actually help fight addiction, study concludes

A preclinical study using rats shows that Cannabidiol can reduce the risk of relapse.

Alcohol might lead to postsexual regret more than ecstasy or marijuana

Men experienced sexual dysfunction when consuming alcohol or taking molly, while women had problems when smoking pot.

Drinking two glasses of wine a day, keeps premature death away

A study found moderately drinking wine lowered risk of premature death more than exercising.