Alcohol Addiction

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...

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

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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Is My Loved One a Closet Alcoholic? Signs To Look Out For

Is My Loved One a Closet Alcoholic? Signs To Look Out For

There are nearly 15 million Americans with an alcohol use disorder, a debilitating addiction characterized by a compulsion to drink at the cost of their health, career, financial well-being, and even their relationships. But not all alcoholics undergo the same visible...

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The 9 Most Dangerous Complications of Alcoholism

The 9 Most Dangerous Complications of Alcoholism

Alcohol might be a legal drug, but that doesn’t mean it’s not dangerous. While temporary effects of intoxication might seem harmless, rest assured alcohol is wreaking internal havoc on your heart, liver, entire digestive system, ability to make decisions, and even...

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Causes & Signs of Alcohol Poisoning

Causes & Signs of Alcohol Poisoning

Despite being a legal substance, alcohol is very much a drug—and one that has very real and potentially fatal consequences. Alcohol poisoning is the most severe side effect of intoxication that can occur. The CDC estimates that it results in an average of 2,200 deaths...

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December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

The weather outside may be frightful but it isn’t the only reason that driving during the holidays can be so dangerous. Since 1981, every president has declared December to be National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. And it’s no accident that the “happiest time of...

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A Guide to Residential Alcohol Rehab Programs

A Guide to Residential Alcohol Rehab Programs

If you're struggling with alcohol addiction and looking to get help, getting started can seem daunting. There are thousands of addiction treatment options out there - but which one is right for you? Our guide to residential alcohol rehab programs can help you get...

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How Long Does It Take To Detox From Alcohol?

How Long Does It Take To Detox From Alcohol?

When some struggling with addiction stops their addictive behaviors, they can anticipate an array of physical, psychological, and emotional changes. The days and weeks after stopping an addictive behavior are referred to as a detox period. Alcohol addiction,...

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How Long Does Alcohol Withdrawal Last?

How Long Does Alcohol Withdrawal Last?

If you or a loved one is giving up alcohol, you may be wondering what to expect. In order to prepare mentally and physically, you all may be wondering how long alcohol withdrawal lasts. This is a reasonable question to ask, but a bit of a complex one to answer. The...

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8 Things You Need to Know About Alcohol Poisoning

8 Things You Need to Know About Alcohol Poisoning

1. How To Treat Alcohol Poisoning At Home Alcohol poisoning should not be treated at home, plain and simple. In the event that someone shows signs of alcohol poisoning, getting them immediate medical attention is critical. However, if they begin to vomit, preventing...

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Most Common Pharmaceutical Treatments For Alcohol Addiction

Most Common Pharmaceutical Treatments For Alcohol Addiction

A highly addictive substance, alcohol recovery may include the use of pharmaceutical treatments. Medications can help reduce relapse rates by either satisfying or preventing the cravings of alcohol detox. Some pharmaceutical treatments for alcohol addiction have been...

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What Does Holistic Alcohol Treatment Look Like?

What Does Holistic Alcohol Treatment Look Like?

A great many people are no strangers to the impact of alcohol on their bodies. There are plenty of people who are treated at our facilities that have experienced alcohol abuse. At Amethyst, we are committed to providing those people with treatment that suits their...

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