Alcohol-Induced Blackouts

Alcohol-Induced Blackouts

Blackouts were once associated with alcoholism but can happen when a person drinks a lot of alcohol too fast. Blackouts can cause long-term damage. High levels of alcohol impair the part of the brain that forms new memories. A blackout is characterized by amnesia...
Can a Person Overdose on Alcohol?

Can a Person Overdose on Alcohol?

Alcohol overdose, also known as alcohol poisoning, occurs from excessive drinking within a short time. “Alcohol poisoning occurs when there is so much alcohol in the bloodstream that areas of the brain controlling basic life-support functions—such as breathing,...
Mixing Benzodiazepines with Alcohol

Mixing Benzodiazepines with Alcohol

Medical professionals often treat depression and anxiety by prescribing benzodiazepines (benzos), such as Klonopin, Valium, and Xanax. These medications act as sedatives and have a calming effect to the central nervous system. Benzos are now the most frequently abused...
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