Alcohol Detox & Withdrawal: Symptoms & Treatment

What Is Alcohol Withdrawal? When someone drinks alcohol, it affects the central nervous system. The CNS includes the brain and spinal cord, and alcohol has a depressant effect on it. That’s why when someone’s intoxicated they may seem drowsy, may pass out or may have a lack of coordination. Alcohol, in addition to being a…

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Alcohol Addiction: Signs, Symptoms, Help & Resources

Intro on Alcoholism Alcohol is a dangerous drug because it’s incredibly accessible, socially acceptable, and its prevalence in the young adult, and even the teenage community. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, over 15 million adults suffer from Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD), and “less than 10% of them receive any treatment.”…

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Adult Children of Alcoholics

The Effects of Alcoholism on Children When you’re a child, every component of your psychological and mental health and well-being are in the developmental stages. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, millions of children grow up in homes with an alcoholic. The topic really came to the attention of the nation…

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Crack Treatment: Inpatient, Outpatient & PHP Rehabs

Why Do People Need Crack Rehab? Crack is a version of cocaine. Crack is a very powerful stimulant, and it’s created when cocaine is mixed with water, and baking soda or ammonia. This leads to something that looks similar to a rock, and it is a less expensive alternative to cocaine. When someone uses crack…

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10 Day Alcohol Detox – Do I Really Need to Go?

Give yourself some credit. You’re looking towards a better future. You’ve accepted that you want a lifestyle change. You want to quit drinking. What would that look like though? Do you need to check yourself into a 10-day detox for alcohol addiction? Or are you fine quitting cold turkey and living out your normal life…

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The Different Levels of Care and Their Importance

The Different Levels of Care and Their Importance

  What Are The Different Levels of Care? And, Why Are They Important? When looking for addiction treatment, you’ll come across different levels of care. Understanding the unique differences between each level of care will allow you to make a more informed decision on the type of substance abuse program that you are the best…

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What Happens When You Get a DUI?

What Happens When You Get a DUI?

  Drinking and driving is a huge problem in America, and over 111 million Americans admitted to driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs in 2016. Those who are driving while under the influence will not have quick reaction times. They may also make poor decisions that could lead to fatal accidents. These…

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Do's and don'ts of recovery

5 Do’s and Don’ts in Recovery

  Not everyone is willing to get help for addiction. Among those who do, 40% to 60% who try to recover from a substance use disorder (SUD) will relapse. Addiction recovery is a process and is going to take time. There’s no right or wrong way. Let’s take a look at 5 do’s and don’ts…

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Is Weight Gain in Recovery Normal

  You’ve probably heard it time and time again. Those who get off drugs or even alcohol will often find their weight ballooning in the next several years. Their stomachs bulge out a little more. Or, for some people, they may even put on over a hundred pounds during recovery. It’s a very common phenomenon.…

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5 reasons to love recovery

5 Reasons to Love Recovery

5 Reasons to Love Recovery “24.6 million Americans were addicted to drugs in 2013. That’s 9.4% of the population.” If you’re among the millions of Americans addicted to alcohol or drugs, it’s never too late to get help. The longer that you wait, the harder it may be to recover from an addiction. A longer…

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