You’re a drinker. Maybe you always have been. But it’s not a problem. Or is it? According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), drinking is excessive for men who drink four to five drinks at one occasion and women who drink two to three and that for over 17 million Americans,….
Certainly, addiction crosses all barriers: gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age group, etc. And, all of these people also face the risk of a dual diagnosis, a situation in which a person receives more than one diagnosis for concurrent conditions, like addiction and depression for example. But, a recent study indicates non-heterosexual women who have….
Of all the known addictive substances, alcohol remains the most accepted in terms of the place it holds within American society’s customs and norms. For many struggling with alcohol abuse problems, what started out as a casual, commonplace indulgence morphed into an out-of-control behavior that slowly took over their lives. The type of help available….
Like drug addiction, alcoholism can have devastating effects in a person’s life, leaving him or her helpless to exert any power of will over compulsive drinking behaviors. Anyone struggling with alcoholism has likely made multiple attempts to stop drinking only to succumb to overwhelming cravings. The mechanisms that drive compulsive drinking behaviors operate in much….
Opiate drug effects offer a two-edged sword in terms of their effectiveness as pain treatments versus their high addiction potential. Whether taking Vicodin as a treatment or using heroin for recreational purposes, certain precautions must be taken to avoid the harmful effects of these drugs. This is especially the case when it comes to mixing….
As one of the more dangerous forms of recreational alcohol use, those who engage in binge drinking do so for one primary reason: to get drunk, quickly. Technically speaking, binge drinking entails consuming five or more drinks in two hours for men, or four or more drinks for women in the same amount of time…..
After a long night of drinking or an especially wild party, it’s not uncommon to wake up the next morning with a hangover. A hangover episode can easily set the tone for the day in terms of the overall feeling of malaise it brings it about, making it difficult to fulfill work and family obligations…..
Watching alcoholism destroy a loved one’s life can be a heart-rending experience, leaving a person feeling helpless and oftentimes alone. In spite of your attempts to reason, bargain and even beg, he or she continues to turn to alcohol as the be-all and end-all for life’s problems. While no one can force a person to….
You probably think most people drink. Maybe you make exceptions for really religious people and those with allergies. Of course they don’t drink. But, for the most part, it seems like everyone drinks. A couple glasses of wine with dinner, a couple of beers with pizza, a couple of cocktails after a rough day. Sound….
You may spend time making excuses for your drinking. Yes, you get strong cravings to drink, but that is just your stress talking. Everyone needs a glass of wine or a glass of scotch to take the edge off, right? Yes, every once in a while when you drink, you just can’t stop, but that’s….
While increasing rates of substance abuse continue to warrant cause for concern, the increasing rate of alcohol abuse among older adults is one of the fastest growing health problems in the United States. Alcohol abuse carries a range of health risks, both physical and psychological. These risks increase substantially for adults aged 60 and older…..
Though some individuals can choose to stop drinking at any time, those who become dependent on alcohol will experience withdrawal symptoms if they attempt to stop suddenly. These symptoms can be mild or incredibly extreme, even deadly. The dangers associated with alcohol withdrawal solidify the need for alcohol detox treatment. We can help you find….
Local alcohol treatment centers will help you recover if you are dependent on or addicted to alcohol and cannot control your use of it. For many people, alcohol is something they enjoy on occasion, or they are in control of their alcohol use. If you feel that you may have a problem with alcohol, it….
Are you interested in checking into an alcohol treatment center? If your addiction has become too much for you to handle and you are ready to make the necessary changes, there is no better time to take the first step. While some people opt to attend alcohol rehab far away from home, others realize the….
When it comes to helping a loved one find an alcohol treatment center, there are many details that will come into play. Once you learn as much as possible about alcohol addiction, you will find yourself in position to provide your loved one with the help they need to get their life back on track…..