About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment
Threatening Side Effect
Many of these items are contrary to AA philosophy. Their publication here does not mean that the Grapevine endorses or approves them; they are offered solely for your information.
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND--Johns Hopkins University researchers have found that binge drinkers can develop a serious muscle-wasting disease if they forgo food during drinking bouts.
The condition, in which the muscle breaks down and the breakdown products appear in the urine, coloring it brown, is known as rhabdomyolysis. In addition, the enzyme creatinine phosphokinase (CPK) leaks out of heart muscle,... Login to read more
Not a subscriber? Click here to subscribe.
New to AA? Find sober support
February 2014: Turning Tumblers into Wind Chimes
Giving it away to keep it
February 2014: 24-Hour Delivery
- Personal Stories
AA's tales of recovery
February 2014: My Own Private Hell
- Twelve Traditions
AA's guiding principles
February 2014: One Hot Texas Summer
- Emotional Sobriety
Dry drunk no more
February 2014: Paradise Found
Stories from those who've been there
January 2014: In His Back Pocket