Drinking expenditure higher amongst educated individuals

Drinking expenditure higher amongst educated individuals

Alcohol consumption is ingrained intricately in the American culture. People with upper socio-economic status have greater economic power and thus, can buy alcohol as and when they please. However, there is a rising awareness amongst the masses about their intake of alcohol. Nevertheless, this smartness seems to be amiss amongst the educated strata of the American society. Emerging data has suggested that people who are highly educated, especially the ones possessing college degrees tend to spend excessively on buying alcohol, compared to those unable to complete high school. Continue reading

Risks associated with going cold turkey for alcohol addiction

Risks associated with going cold turkey for alcohol addiction

The sudden demise of actor Nelsan Ellis, known for his association with HBO’s “True Blood,” in July 2017, sent shock waves all over. Known as a kind and live wire person, Ellis reportedly died due to a heart failure, a consequence of an alcohol withdrawal symptom that developed due to self-detox attempt at quitting alcohol through cold turkey approach. Like Ellis, millions of people across the United States attempt quitting alcohol by adopting a cold turkey approach, without realizing that it can become life threatening. Continue reading