Alcohol Addiction

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...

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?

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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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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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

When is it necessary to get help with alcoholism? In the beginning stages of Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD), most people can conceal their drinking from others. These individuals effectively live two lives. In many cases, they can maintain this separation for months or...

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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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