Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Understanding Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Once you have developed alcohol dependence, quitting can be difficult and, in some cases, even dangerous. When someone struggling with alcohol addiction attempts to stop drinking, they may experience a range of withdrawal symptoms. For some people, experiencing alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be frightening, especially when they are severe. Reaching out for help is not…

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3 Ways an Alcohol Detox Center Aids in Addiction Recovery

Alcohol addiction occurs in every part of the globe. Over 100 million people worldwide suffer from this chronic disease, and of those over 18 in the U.S., 15+ million people addicted to alcohol is a conservative estimate. Alcohol is a readily available substance that can be used in moderation by many. However, when certain risk…

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5 Causes of Alcohol Addiction in Teens

The teen years are unique among the life stages in that more changes occur, physically, mentally, emotionally, during these few years than at any other time. The turbulence that such rapid changes can create, combined with the fact that adolescent brains are still developing until into the mid-twenties, makes it challenging for both kids and…

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3 Benefits of Alcohol Detox for Teens Before Rehab

Teen alcohol use is a significant problem in the United States. A third of teens have taken their first drink before age 15. More than 25% of teenagers drink alcohol regularly, and about half of those drink heavily enough to be considered alcoholics. Alcohol addiction is a lifetime diagnosis but does not have to mean…

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What Can Happen If You Mix Alcohol with Depressants?

The consumption of alcohol is legal in the United States over the age of 21. Unfortunately, this intoxicating substance is also very commonly abused, creating a dangerous cocktail when combined with other prescribed, over-the-counter, or illegal drugs. Alcohol has the effect of compounding other substances’ side effects, which increases the risk of alcohol poisoning, overdose,…

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5 Signs You Have a Problem with Alcohol

There are various signs and symptoms of a drinking problem. Some are easy to recognize, while others are more subtle. In addition, the severity of a person’s drinking problem can make the warning signs more obvious. However, mild alcohol abuse, or high-functioning alcoholics, are often overlooked. Unfortunately, what seems to be minor issues become worse…

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How to Handle Instances of Peer Pressure and Alcohol

One thing that people often misunderstand is that peer pressure does not only affect teenagers. Adults are at risk of bowing to peer pressure as well. Sometimes you may have to involve trained individuals in your struggle to overcome peer pressure. Experts in addiction treatment suggest that alcohol is the second most abused substance after…

Man Experiencing Alcohol Addiction

Four Ways Addiction Occurs

Traditional wisdom suggests two basic types of addiction. Either a person is born with the potential for addiction due to genetics, or they develop an addiction with extended substance abuse. Often, the issue becomes a combination of the two. That’s a simplified explanation of this condition, but there may be more underlying issues when evaluating each…