Detoxing From Alcohol: What To Expect

Sarah Harris

Detox is the first step to treating alcoholism. This is the period when alcohol is completely drained from the body. The patient will likely exhibit alcohol withdrawal symptoms throughout the duration of this process. While most of these symptoms will likely subside after approximately two weeks, there is always a…

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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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5 Ways to Promote Success in Early Recovery

Katelyn Sharkey

Addiction recovery is a lifelong journey that requires ongoing maintenance and attention. Although the beginning stages of any successful recovery almost always takes place in drug and alcohol rehabilitation, further steps must be taken after treatment in order for sobriety to be sustainable. Often times these steps are recognized as…

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Drinking While Pregnant Shouldn’t Be Taken Lightly

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Pregnancy is often chronicled as one of the happiest times in a woman’s life, about 20% of pregnant women will struggle with depression. There are so many changes taking place with hormones and the body, having a good support system in place is important. Women’s increased vulnerability to stress makes…

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Is Smokable Alcohol a Problem?

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Smoke-able alcohol is one of the newest dangers in substance abuse. This method of “ingesting” alcohol (taking alcohol into the body) is very similar to the method used to smoke “crack” cocaine. The alcohol is basically vaporized and inhaled as opposed to being swallowed and absorbed through the gastrointestinal tract.

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Isolation Hinders Recovery from Addictions

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Many alcoholics and drug addicts may see themselves as social people and “the life of the party.” Others tend to prefer isolation in a feeble attempt to keep their addiction a secret from others, or simply to avoid contact with other people in order to give their full attention to…

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Difference Between Drug Users and Abusers

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What’s the difference between a so-called recreational user and a drug abuser? Is there a gray area between them, or is there a clear boundary—a threshold beyond which lies addiction? One thing is fairly certain—for the future addict, that boundary is a moving target, always somewhere ahead in the distance,…

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5 Coping Tips For Binge Drinking Moms

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Professionals agree that there is an upswing in binge drinking moms throughout the United States. We know that alcoholism is dangerous, but it’s rarely discussed how binge drinking affects mothers. This especially rings true for single moms, women that are new to motherhood, or career-oriented mothers. Here at…

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Alcoholism Involves More Than Just Alcohol

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One of the most common misconceptions about recovery from alcoholism is that putting down the bottle is enough. Many alcoholics have tried this method, sometimes for days at a time and sometimes for years at a time. They say they can swear off forever, but there is a difference between…

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Where Drug Addiction and Mental Illness Intersect

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Drug addiction and mental illness are often seen together because being at risk for one can make you more vulnerable to the other. People who have a predisposition for mental health disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, or anxiety are more at risk to self-medicate with drugs or alcohol. Similarly,…

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