Alcohol Addiction

How Do You Deal With an Unreasonable, Angry, Irritable Drunk Person?

Alcoholism is a serious mental health issue, and while excessive drinking can cause anger and aggressive outbursts, there's more to it. Alcohol is a depressant that impairs your brain’s ability to process information properly. When you're drunk, you're less able to...

How Can Acupuncture Help With Overcoming Alcoholism?

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a common medical problem affecting over 250 million people worldwide. Acupuncture has risen as a popular alternative therapy and effective treatment for AUD. Studies suggest acupuncture can effectively reduce alcohol intake, reduce...

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Different Levels of Alcoholism & Alcohol Abuse

Different drinking levels are often referenced when diagnosing alcoholism and alcohol abuse. The path to alcohol addiction doesn’t happen overnight. For example, moderate drinking isn’t a cause for concern in most people. However, when drinking gets out of control,...

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How to Detox from Alcohol Naturally & Safely

How to Detox from Alcohol Naturally & Safely

Choosing to quit alcohol is courageous. But, when it comes to alcohol detox, doing it naturally and safely involves choosing the right therapies and elements to help the body heal. Sticking to a healthy diet, drinking plenty of water, and focusing on the psychological...

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Healthy Alternatives To Alcohol For Social Anxiety

Healthy Alternatives To Alcohol For Social Anxiety

One of the most common coping mechanisms for social anxiety, and stress in general, is drinking. While alcohol might carry some legitimate benefits, there are plenty of reasons why relying on it is a bad idea. Read on to learn why using alcohol to cope with social...

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Key Signs Of Alcohol Overdose

Key Signs Of Alcohol Overdose

What do beer and wine have in common with heroin, meth, marijuana, or even cocaine? Although the drinks are legal and the other substances are markedly not, all of them are powerful mind-altering drugs that have the potential to result in an overdose. Yes, you can...

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The Link Between Alcohol And Hair Loss

The Link Between Alcohol And Hair Loss

The long-term effects of alcohol consumption are anything but beautiful. It dulls our skin, accentuates fine lines and wrinkles, robbing us of our youthful glow; it stains our eyes and our teeth yellow; it can make us appear bloated and blotchy. But drinking can also...

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What Happens If You Mix Zoloft and Alcohol? Blackouts, Cravings & More

What Happens If You Mix Zoloft and Alcohol? Blackouts, Cravings & More

People who suffer from depression often drink a lot more (and more often). Numerous studies have supported this finding, with depression occurring in 68% of all instances of alcohol dependence. Regardless of which caused the other, the presence of depression can...

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Effects Of Alcohol On Skin

Effects Of Alcohol On Skin

Drinking alcohol can make you feel more lively, free, and like you are the life of the party. Almost like alcohol is the lifeblood of fun. However, alcohol is also a toxin that vanity may not take kindly to. Why? Well, although the effects that alcohol has on the skin...

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What is Chronic Alcoholism?

What is Chronic Alcoholism?

To put it simply, chronic alcoholism is essentially an alcohol use disorder. Chronic alcoholism is not a medical term, but rather one that’s commonly used by the general public to describe moderate to severe alcohol addiction. It is also sometimes used to describe...

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5 Reasons to Avoid Mixing Alcohol and Energy Drinks

5 Reasons to Avoid Mixing Alcohol and Energy Drinks

Want to keep the party going all night long? Mixing alcohol and energy drinks is the wrong way to go about it. Sure, it works, but at what cost? Alcohol is a depressant, energy drinks are stimulants, and these polar opposites can be deadly when combined. Whether...

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Why Using Alcohol To Cope with Stress Doesn’t Work

Why Using Alcohol To Cope with Stress Doesn’t Work

Alcohol is often touted as a do-it-all wonderdrug that can fix any unpleasant situation, particularly, the stressful ones. Songs, movies, tv shows, and advertisements all perpetuate this notion that alcohol makes things better. While it can make you feel good at the...

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A Look at Bipolar and Alcohol Blackouts

A Look at Bipolar and Alcohol Blackouts

Researchers and medical professionals have known for some time now that there are many connections between substance use and mental health. However, alcohol and bipolar disorder have an interesting effect in common: blackouts. In recognition of World Bipolar Day on...

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Is Quitting Alcohol “Cold Turkey” Safe?

Is Quitting Alcohol “Cold Turkey” Safe?

In a world where nearly every home, restaurant, resort, and even nail salon has alcohol available, quitting is not easy. Some people chose to quit alcohol to lose weight, some do it for religious or spiritual reasons, some realize that their relationship with alcohol...

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9 Practical Benefits of Quitting Alcohol (That You Actually Care About)

9 Practical Benefits of Quitting Alcohol (That You Actually Care About)

Alcohol is a literal toxin that wreaks slow - but very certain - destruction on our bodies every time we consume it. Naturally, giving it up is sure to bring a heap of benefits (or at least, prevent things from getting worse). While we may logically understand that...

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