Alcohol Addiction

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...

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

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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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

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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How Does Alcoholic Drinking Compare to Other Types of Drinking?

How Does Alcoholic Drinking Compare to Other Types of Drinking?

Understanding Alcoholism There are often misunderstandings about alcoholic drinking and what alcoholism is, versus what it isn’t. Alcoholism is classified as a disease and it includes dependence on alcohol to function “normally,” as well as intense cravings and a loss...

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FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDERS

What Are Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders? Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders or FASDs are a group of conditions that can occur if a woman drinks alcohol while she’s pregnant. FASDs can include physical symptoms as well as issues related to learning and behavior. Often...

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