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Guide to ETOH: Ethanol Alcohol

EtOH is a common abbreviation for ethanol, the scientific term for drinking alcohol. EtOH is also known as ethyl alcohol, grain alcohol, or alcohol.  Alcohol is the most abused addictive substance in the United States, not only legal but also socially acceptable. A CNS depressant, EtOH can trigger sickness, sleepiness, and confusion when consumed to…

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The Overlap of Alcohol and Cancer

There is a strong link between alcoholism and cancer. Drinking excessively, and sometimes even drinking moderately, can lead to dangerous alcohol effects, it can heighten your risk of developing certain types of cancer.  Per the Dietary Guidelines for Americans set out by the federal government, it is inadvisable to start drinking alcohol, whatever the reasons.…

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The Dangers of Binge Drinking

Binge drinking is the most common and costly pattern of alcohol consumption in the United States, and it’s also entirely preventable.  Although it does not always lead to alcoholism, this phenomenon is damaging in myriad ways.  Data from the most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH 2020) shows that half of all…