Alcohol Addiction Signs and Symptoms

Katelyn Sharkey

Alcoholism, also referred to as alcohol addiction, is a destructive disease that has life threatening consequences and countless long-term negative health effects. Recognizing that someone has an alcohol use disorder can be tricky, because drinking is a common and widely accepted social activity. It can be difficult to determine…

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The Importance of Detoxing in a Clinical Setting

Katelyn Sharkey

Sobriety is a fundamental part of the addiction rehabilitation and recovery process. Drug and alcohol treatment almost always begins with a period of detoxification. In order for long-term success in recovery, a person must undergo and complete drug or alcohol detox to break the physical dependence on their drug…

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The Effect of Alcoholism on Families

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Although from the outside it seems that alcoholism only affects the person who is addicted, it has also been known as a family disease. While an alcoholic’s addictive behavior can take a serious toll on the entire family, it’s important to understand the role that it plays on all family…

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Why Twelve Step Meetings Keep You Sober

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Recovery doesn’t happen overnight, and it isn’t straight-forward. For those who are attending some form of formal treatment, life begins after one exits the bubble of rehab and returns home to experience the real world head-on. Employment comes back, maybe family begins to wonder about your absence, and friends want…

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What are The Stages of Alcohol Detox?

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Alcohol is one of the most abused drugs, acting as a central nervous system depressant, and is today widely abused by many. When consumed regularly and in larger quantity, the body builds tolerance to the alcohol, affecting the brain and motor functions. Such dependence means that the withdrawal symptoms (mild…

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Treatment for Alcoholism

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Information from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) indicates that less than 9% of Americans with an alcohol use disorder (AUD) get professional treatment for their disorder. That’s estimated to only be about 1.5 million of the approximately 17 million Americans who are thought to…

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What are the Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal?

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Information from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) indicates that approximately 17 million American adults are currently dealing with an alcohol use disorder (AUD). Many AUDs, including mid-to-late stage alcoholism and some types of binge drinking disorders, can result in a patient becoming physically addicted…

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Alcohol Awareness Month: 10 Things You Need to Know

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Alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction are some of the most crucial public health problems in the United States today. Each year, millions of families are affected by the physical, mental, and emotional problems that alcohol abuse can cause. That’s why, since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and…

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Zac Efron Says Exercise Helps Him Stay Sober

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Zac Efron says that his grueling exercise routine before and during the production of the upcoming film Baywatch helped him to stay calm, focused, and sober. The 29-year old actor experienced highly-publicized problems with drugs and alcohol several years ago, eventually getting sober after…

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