Painkillers and Alcohol: Risks and Side Effects of Opioids and Alcohol

People who have a history of kidney problems should ask a doctor before taking ibuprofen with alcohol. Ibuprofen and other NSAIDs affect kidney function because they stop the production of an enzyme in the kidneys called cyclooxygenase (COX). By limiting the production of COX, ibuprofen lowers inflammation and pain. However, this also changes how well … Read more

Techniques for being around drinkers

Caring for yourself will help you feel more present and connected in social settings. Oddly, while recent research out of Fordham University shows that people who feel lonely are at risk of drinking more, people who feel lonelier than usual actually drink less. In other words, being made to feel lonely by others is unlikely … Read more