America is getting drunker. A study in JAMA Psychiatry showed a rise in risk drinking by 30 percent between 2002 and 2013 (30 percent!). Twenty-seven percent of over-18s said they ran alcohol excesses in psychiatry last month, according to the latest figures from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. You know the effects. A headache. Unwavering desire for EggMcMuffins. Gain weight due to increased Egg McMuffins. , ,
The red flags
First, look at the branches of your family tree. If your loved one is a drug or alcohol addict, you may also be at an increased risk of contracting the disease, says Linda Richter, Ph.D., director of policy research and analysis at the Center for Addiction.
There are other signs that are abnormal. Have you ever had plans to leave and enjoy a six-pack on your own? This is because of worry: This old 50-year-old father went to work after work to the bar to drink a beer or three to reduce stress? Dito. He was without a drink for a few days and found that you felt sick or shaky or had trouble sleeping? are symptoms of alcohol withdrawal.
Next, look at how drinking in the rest of your life affects chool, your family relationships, and that you continue to drink despite these issues, then you may have a real problem, "says Richter. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to correct the course.
The CDC recommends a limit of two drinks a day for men (two 12-ounce bottles of beer with 5 volume percent alcohol). But this amount can be too much. A recent multinational study found that among 600,000 current drinkers, all-cause mortality increased when more than five or six drinks per week were taken.