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 needs in ways that are unique to them. For some,…

Timeline: Brain, Body & Emotional Changes During Alcohol Recovery

Timeline: Brain, Body & Emotional Changes During Alcohol Recovery

Alcohol recovery body changes are one of the key stumbling blocks on the path to sobriety. Non-alcoholics often wonder why recovery is so difficult. And coming from individuals who haven’t gone through this process, one can understand their need to think it is simpler than it really is. Unfortunately, recovery is not that simple. And…

How Long Does Alcohol Stay In Your System: Urine, Blood & Breath?

Alcohol Addiction Statistics and Facts Approximately 16 million Americans struggled with an alcohol use disorder (AUD) in 2015 Delirium tremens is one of the most dangerous withdrawal symptoms, with a 5% to 25% mortality rate An estimated 88,000 Americans die from alcohol-related incidents each year More than 10% of children in the U.S. lived with…

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU SEE SIGNS OF ALCOHOLIC BEHAVIORS IN THE WORKPLACE?

What Are the Effects of Alcoholism in the Workplace? When we think about alcoholism and its effects, we often think about how close family members and loved ones are affected. There are other areas where alcoholism can take its toll, however. This includes the workplace. If there are signs of alcoholic tendencies in someone you…

Signs of an Alcoholic Family Member

What Are the Signs of an Alcoholic Family Member or Loved One?

Initially Seeing the Signs of an Alcoholic Family Member Alcoholism is often called a family disease. So why is this? It’s referred to as a family disease because alcoholism affects everyone in a family unit. It doesn’t just affect the person with the disease. If you’re the child of an alcoholic, the spouse of an…

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 of control over one’s drinking. Alcoholism is also often called alcohol use disorder (AUD), and…

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 a child born with FASDs will have a combination of physical, learning…

Alcoholism on Health: Dementia, Neuropathy, Hepatitis Cirrhosis & More

Outward Signs of An Alcoholic If you believe a loved one or someone you know is an alcoholic, are there outward signs? The answer is yes, there can sometimes be obvious signs of an alcoholic, but in many cases, the disease has progressed significantly by the time there are obvious outward signs. Obvious Signs Many…

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Alcohol Withdrawal Effects: Delirium Tremens, Hallucinations and More

Signs of Alcohol Withdrawal Alcohol use disorder is now the accepted name for the disease of alcoholism or alcohol addiction. When someone regularly drinks too much, they’re at risk for becoming addicted to alcohol. Alcohol affects certain neurotransmitters in the brain, including GABA. That’s why people who drink feel pleasure, relaxation or euphoria. That’s also…

The Best Alcohol Rehab Guide: Inpatient, Outpatient, PHP & Cost

Are you suffering in silence with an addiction that is slowly taking over your life? You may need an alcohol rehab program. An addiction to alcohol can creep up on a person at the most random moment, causing them to suddenly put alcohol before everything else in life. The truth is that you probably want…