Seasonal Affective Disorder and Addiction

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Seasonal Affective Disorder is a type of depression that comes about during changes in seasons. Usually, this type of disorder peaks in the late fall and early winter, and typically can end during the spring and summer months. However, episodes of this disorder can still occur during warmer months. During…

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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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Am I a Functioning Alcoholic?

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Experts believe that anywhere from 10-50% of alcoholics can be considered “high-functioning.” There is some debate over the exact meaning of the term, but in most cases, it’s used to define an individual who can maintain jobs and relationships while exhibiting some or all of the…

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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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What Are the Causes of Alcohol Dependence

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The exact cause of alcoholism is unknown, but, much like other addictions, scientists believe that the causes of alcohol addiction are 50% genetic and 50% environmental. While addiction to alcohol begins primarily on a psychological basis, heavy drinkers can soon develop a serious physical dependence on…

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Warning Signs of Alcohol Addiction

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It’s not always easy to see when your drinking has crossed the line from moderate and mere social use to problem drinking and even alcoholism. If you consume alcohol to deal with difficulties or to avoid feeling bad, you’re wandering into dangerous territory. Alcoholism and alcohol abuse can sneak up…

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Effects of Binge Drinking While Pregnant

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Drinking alcohol at any time during a pregnancy can cause serious health problems for a growing baby in the womb, such as fetal alcohol syndrome. Alcohol includes wine, wine coolers, beer and liquor. But binge drinking while pregnant is especially detrimental to a pregnancy. Binge drinking is defined…

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