Alcohol Addiction

10 Ways Life Gets Better After You Stop Drinking

When dealing with alcohol addiction, cutting out alcohol can be intimidating. Many believe life without alcohol will be dull. However, the health benefits of quitting alcohol alone are more than enough to consider long-term sobriety. Here are some of the many ways...

Is Alcohol the Deadliest or Most Harmful Drug in the World?

In the US alone, over 140,000 people die from excessive alcohol use – 380 deaths per day. In 2020, opioid-related deaths only surpassed alcohol deaths by seven percent. These numbers place alcohol as the third-leading preventable cause of death in the country. ...

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The Dangers of Mixing Ambien & Alcohol

Over one-third of Americans suffer from sleep disorders. Zolpidem, or Ambien, is the most commonly prescribed medication for insomnia. However, Ambien doesn’t mix well with one of the other most commonly used substances: alcohol. Mixing alcohol and sleeping pills is a...

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What is an Alcoholic Bender?

What is an Alcoholic Bender?

An alcoholic bender is a period of time during which an individual engages in excessive alcohol consumption and experiences associated negative consequences. In the context of alcoholism and other substance use disorders, it is often used to refer to periods during...

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How Alcohol Impairs Your Driving

How Alcohol Impairs Your Driving

After a night of drinking, it can be tempting to grab your car keys and head home. However, alcohol affects your driving ability, even when you think you can handle it. Driving requires concentration and attention to details around you, 2 things that are impaired by...

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Alcohol and Sleep Apnea: What’s the Connection?

Alcohol and Sleep Apnea: What’s the Connection?

It’s no secret that alcohol can cause you to stop breathing, but did you know it may also be linked to sleep apnea? When you drink alcohol, it causes your body to release chemicals that inhibit the respiratory centers of your brain. This means that your breathing...

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Do I Have Alcohol Myopathy?

Do I Have Alcohol Myopathy?

People who drink heavily often experience muscle pain. While weak or painful limbs might be expected after a night of heavy drinking, it could be a serious health issue if it lasts several days. When this occurs, it could be a condition called alcohol myopathy. Read...

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Alcohol & 6 Effects It Has On Your Eyes

Alcohol & 6 Effects It Has On Your Eyes

Alcohol has long been a part of social gatherings, and it's something that many people enjoy. But one drawback to drinking is that alcohol can have many effects on your eyes. Some of these effects are mild, and some are more severe. More specifically, heavier alcohol...

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Can Alcohol Cause Diabetes?

Can Alcohol Cause Diabetes?

Drinking alcohol can cause fluctuations in your blood sugar levels, which can cause you to develop diabetes. Studies have found that people who drink more than four drinks a day are at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Alcohol can cause fluctuations in...

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

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...

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How Can Acupuncture Help With Overcoming Alcoholism?

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 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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