Helpful information from repuatable sources about caring for yourself or a loved one who has a debilitating condition.

How Alcohol Affects the Body

Drinking alcohol affects the body in many ways. These effects can lead to physical and mental changes that can put alcohol users and others at risk of injury or death. Possible dangers include falls, household accidents, and car crashes.

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My late husband took 16 medications a day. Some had low co-pays, and a 3-month supply was only $10 to $20. His most expensive prescription drug was Revatio, which required a co-pay of $1,250 for a 3-month supply. The middle-ground co-pays were on average $300 for a 3-month supply. The total expense was staggering, and only a fraction of his total medical expenses. I managed to buy all of the drugs he needed, but I had to use a variety of methods to do so.

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It is instinctive for humans to want a roadmap or some sort of guide to help get us through a journey or a difficult situation. Where is the next turn? What is the next step? It is a basic human thought pattern. We strive to know what lies ahead to help ensure that we are adequately prepared.

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