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A Recovering Alcoholic’s Guide to the Holidays

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Holiday parties create a potential minefield for recovering alcoholics. Be mindful of contextual situations associated with drinking and extreme emotions stirred up by the season that can trigger relapse.

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5 Suprising Facts About Alcohol (Slideshow)

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Like your favorite mixed drink, alcohol can be a mixed bag when it comes to your health.

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5 Tips to Take Out to the Ball Game

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A little baseball fever never sent anyone to the hospital, but you can still make your trip out to the ballpark healthier. Start with these tips.

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Did You Have Too Much to Drink?

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It's New Year's Eve. Like most people, you probably have plans to go out on one of the biggest drinking nights of the year. Have you thought about a designated driver if you plan on celebrating by consuming a few alcoholic beverages?

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Energy Drinks and Alcohol: A Bad Combination

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Mixing alcohol with energy drinks seems like a good way to keep your New Year’s Eve going. But the caffeine in energy drinks may lead you to drink more than your limit — without you knowing it.

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Busting 6 Drinking Myths

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The holiday seasons mean parties, and parties mean drinking — as in “drinking in the New Year.” But when it comes to alcohol, the line between myth and fact can be blurry.

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Drinking: Are You Overdoing It?

Tags: alcohol, alcohol abuse, alcoholism, drinking, holiday season 2012

Ever think you may not be “drinking in moderation” at happy hour — or wonder whether that red wine you enjoy is becoming bad for your liver rather than good for your heart? Learn red flags and smart drinking tips from our experts.