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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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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Can Alcohol Abuse Cause Mental Illness?

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People tend to pour themselves a drink to relieve stress or otherwise alter the way they feel. It becomes problematic with the tendency to drink to mask anxiety, depression or other occurring mental health disorders. Over time, chronic alcoholism can cause damage to both the mind and body. Can…

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What Are the Signs of an Alcoholic?

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Alcoholism is usually identified by family, friends, and co-workers of the alcoholic well before the problem drinker becomes willing to admit to the possibility of a problem. The signs of an alcoholic that are apparent to those around the alcoholic are fairly consistent: erratic behavior, unreliability, emotional outbursts (often of…

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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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Restore Supports Alcohol Free Weekend

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month, which was established by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) in 1987 in order to reduce the stigma that so often surrounds the disease and help encourage individuals to get treatment. Alcohol Awareness Month mostly involves activities in schools, community…

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