Alcohol FactsAll you ever wanted to know about alcohol...and more
While researching for material for The Alcoholism Guide, I came across many topics that people, like you, wanted information on but that didn't fit into the structure of the site.
Rather than discard these topics I decided to include them and put links to them from this page, Alcohol Facts. So if you want to know such things as What a unit of alcohol actually is, Whether it is safe to drink rubbing alcohol or not or if drinking only beer can make you alcohol dependent and the like, then please scroll down the page and click on any of the topics that you think may interest you.
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One of the alcohol facts I hear knocking around is not a fact at all but a myth. It is the belief that beer is so low in alcohol that it can't cause alcohol dependence. This is just laughable.
Not only does drinking beer have the potential to cause alcoholism but it is also said that you are MORE likely to become alcohol dependent if you only drink beer. Read The Myths About The Alcohol Content Of Beer for more.
A unit of alcohol is a measurement used within the U.K. Unfortunately many find it quite confusing as alcoholic drinks have different strengths and thus contain different amounts of units.
For an explanation of this measurement system, a look at the unit content of some popular alcoholic drinks and the weekly (healthy) alcohol unit allowance for men and women, read Units Of Alcohol Explained.
Those who drink at work can expect tough sanctions from their employer. However, it is not only the consumption of alcohol on the work premises that can affect productivity but also employees drinking on their breaks and those still suffering from the after-effects of a heavy night can also damage a business.
For more information on how drinking at work impacts on a workplace and the consequences of being caught under the influence while at work, read Drinking On The Job.
Doctors are generally of the opinion that mixing antidepressants and alcohol is unwise and may cause major problems.
If you are taking antidepressants and want to know more about mixing alcohol with them, then read alcohol and antidepressants to understand the possible interactions with the various types of antidepressant.
Deborah Morrow, M.S. Addiction Psychology, is the director of treatment programs for The Alcoholism Guide website. In her practice Deborah provides on-line coaching and support for those dependent on alcohol or who require other services such as relapse prevention or court mandated services. (Read More)