Alcohol Addiction

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...

What Happens If You Mix Zoloft and Alcohol? Blackouts, Cravings & More

People who suffer from depression often drink a lot more (and more often). Numerous studies have supported this finding, with depression occurring in 68% of all instances of alcohol dependence. Regardless of which caused the other, the presence of depression can...

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Effects Of Alcohol On Skin

Drinking alcohol can make you feel more lively, free, and like you are the life of the party. Almost like alcohol is the lifeblood of fun. However, alcohol is also a toxin that vanity may not take kindly to. Why? Well, although the effects that alcohol has on the skin...

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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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How Are Depression and Alcoholism Connected?

How Are Depression and Alcoholism Connected?

What Classifies As Depression? There is still a lot of misinformation regarding what is and what isn't depression. Because of this, many people suffering from a depressive disorder might never be diagnosed, which is an issue as bad as it would be with any illness that...

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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...

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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 2015Delirium tremens is one of the most dangerous withdrawal symptoms, with a 5% to 25% mortality rateAn estimated 88,000 Americans die from...

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What Should You Do If You See 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...

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What Are the Signs of an Alcoholic Family Member?

What Are the Signs of an Alcoholic Family Member?

Alcoholism is known as a family disease because it doesn’t just affect the person with the disease, but everyone in a family unit. According to one of the latest Gallup polls, more than a third of Americans have said that drinking has been a cause of family...

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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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