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This is What Happens When You Drink 40 Beers a Day

Problematic alcoholism is now classified as a psychological disorder.

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Beverly Pickorer, a 36-year-old mother of four, succumbed to liver cirrhosis in August 2014. She became a heavy drinker in her early 20’s and even got to the point of drinking 40 beers each day. She lost teeth, was unable to speak and spent years in a care facility due to her grave condition. At the age of 35, she asked to be sent home to die in the arms of her partner. It was a tragic end for the young mother.

Anthony Howard, Pickorer’s partner, never left her side every step of the way. Pickorer was already a heavy drinker when they met which Howard easily accepted. He says Pickorer became a heavy drinker as a result of failed relationships in the past. He shared photos of Pickorer to warn the public of the possible serious and fatal outcomes of alcohol abuse.

Beverley Pickorer’s body was slowly ravaged by chronic alcoholism.

Source: Mirror

Liver cirrhosis is one of the four liver diseases that may damage the liver as a result of chronic alcohol abuse according to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). A chronic heavy drinker may also suffer from steatosis (fatty liver), alcohol hepatitis, and liver fibrosis.

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Alcohol abuse may also damage the other organs of the body causing them to weaken or fail. Pancreatitis, a dangerous inflammation of blood vessels in the pancreas, can also be caused by excessive alcohol consumption as the pancreas would produce toxic substances. This can reduce the body’s digestive functions.

The immune system can also be negatively affected by drinking. A heavy one-time consumption can affect the body’s ability to fight off infection for up to 24 hours. A long-term heavy drinker may also make a person more susceptible to diseases like pneumonia.

While there is a stigma against chronic heavy drinkers, severe problematic drinking is classified as a psychological disorder. It has been entered into the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM-5, like other psychological disorders such as depression and ADHD. Many psychologists are turning the perception of addiction differently, and is now classified as a mental disorder.

Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) is now classified as a medical condition by the NIAAA.

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Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD), is now classified as a medical condition by the NIAAAi. In 2012 alone, about 17 million adults in the U.S. have suffered from the disorder. It is diagnosed on a sliding scale – mild, moderate, and severe – based on an 11-point criteria in a 12-month span. The criteria includes questions related to problematic drinking such as craving for alcohol, spending a lot of time drinking, inability to stop drinking despite being in trouble, and withdrawal symptoms to name a few. The NIAAA, however, suggests not to rely only on the 11-point criteria to substitute a licensed health professional.

Pickorer’s life may have ended tragically, but it should serve as a reminder that although a traumatic past can lead to our own destruction, treatment and recovery from disorders such as AUD is possible if the problem is addressed soon enough. Spreading awareness of the signs and symptoms of AUD can help decrease the number of people who suffer from this debilitating disease.

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These Are The People You Should Stop Dating Right Now

This is a list of the types of guys you really should stop dating this 2016. You’re welcome.

The first month of the New Year isn’t over yet and if you haven’t made any resolutions regarding your love life, now is the time to do so. You’ve been going out and dating jerks for years and years on end already so maybe it’s about time that you stop seeing them. We’ve listed down the types of guys you should steer clear from this 2016:

The Invisible Man aka The Frequent Ghost

The Invisible Man aka The Frequent Ghost

You go out and date for a whole week straight that you can’t even believe it yourself. Until all of a sudden he stops calling you or sending you SMS and becomes missing in action for weeks. You know he read your Facebook message and that he opened your email, but he just does not reply back. Then after a month, he shows up with a mundane excuse which you believe. This year, promise yourself that you would stop seeing this jerk. You deserve more than a guy who can’t handle his own problems.

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A woman wanted to help a homeless couple, her act of kindness went wrong when the couple she chose to lend a hand took advantage of her compassion.

Two women organized a clothing donation for homeless people in London.

After that successful event they have realized that they want to help more people who are living rough by making their Christmas special but their idea all turned wrong and they were left completely distraught.

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Filipino Guy Made New Record of Most Candles Extinguished Using… FARTS!

Meet Gerard Jessie, the HUMAN FART EXTINGUISHER!

Ever since its beginning in the 1950s, the Guinness World of Book Records has been a witness, a historian to some of the most amazing feats of human abilities... and sometimes, it has also been the record to some of the funniest, useless and disgusting human talents too!

There have been Guinness records already of putting out candles using the tongue, but this one is a first, extinguishing candle flames using farts! In this video below, Gerard Jessie from the Philippines attempted for the record of the most numbers of candles extinguished using only the power of his gassy emissions.

Watch this guy's record-breaking farts below!

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