What is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome?

What is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome?

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is now often referred to as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) as an inclusive way to discuss the broader range of developmental disorders that can occur as a result of children exposed to alcohol while in utero. Risk factors to keep in mind include a long history of alcohol abuse, poor…

Tips to Wean Off Alcohol

Tips to Wean Off Alcohol

There are many methods to wean off, reduce, or cease alcohol consumption. The utility value of tips is somewhat based on if an individual only has the occasional drink, has a daily habit of drinking within moderation, has an alcohol use disorder (AUD) or a full-blown alcohol addiction. A basic method involves time of day….

5 Irreversible Side Effects of Prolonged Alcohol Abuse

5 Irreversible Side Effects of Prolonged Alcohol Abuse

Alcoholism, or an alcohol use disorder, is one of the most prevalent addictions in America today. You may hear people talking about “functional alcoholism” but, in reality, no one is functioning well when they have a substance abuse disorder. Kicking the habit can be difficult. That’s why the professionals at Oasis Recovery strive to provide…

How Much Wine is Too Much?

How Much Wine is Too Much?

Wine is known to have health benefits. You may have heard that a glass a day is a good idea and can even promote longevity. Keeping that in mind, there’s a clear line between having an occasional drink and alcohol use disorder (AUD). There is an ongoing debate about whether or not it’s reasonable for…

Who is Most at-risk for Alcoholism?

Who is Most at-risk for Alcoholism?

According to a 2019 study from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 14.5 million Americans ages 12 and older were living with alcohol use disorder — also known as Alcoholism. Although not all people who drink alcohol have alcoholism, research shows that certain demographics are more at risk to develop alcoholism than others….

Can Alcoholism Cause Depression?

Can Alcoholism Cause Depression?

Alcoholism is one of the most prevalent forms of addiction in the United States. According to some studies, one out of every eight Americans could drink enough to be considered an alcoholic. Binge drinking is especially problematic in the U.S. and disproportionately affects adolescents and young adults. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration…