Nicotine is a highly addictive drug that is found in tobacco products. Nicotine triggers the release of feel-good chemicals in your brain, making it difficult to quit smoking. The CDC has some tips to help you kick the habit.
Some other resources to help you quit smoking include:
Excessive alcohol use is responsible for about 95,000 deaths in the U.S. every year. The CDC provides information on how to drink safely, prevent excessive alcohol intake, referrals to alcohol programs, and more.
A standard drink is equal to 0.6 ounces of pure alcohol.
Binge drinking is a pattern of alcohol consumption that brings the blood alcohol concentration level to 0.08% or more.
Being intoxicated is the result of consuming excessive amounts of alcohol. The harmful effects of alcohol intoxication are:
Signs of an alcohol problem from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism are:
If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, the following resources are available: