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5 Ways to Fight Alcohol Abuse

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Developing healthier habits, such as exercising, can help you keep your drinking under control.

Alcohol abuse is a common activity that people engage in at least once in their life. Approximately 90% of the American adult population has tried alcohol at least one time. One of the biggest problems with alcohol is that people usually begin to abuse the substance in social situations, but that can easily escalate to people further abusing the substance for other reasons, such as a way to self-medicate themselves when they are stressed and depressed.

If a person continues to abuse alcohol they may eventually develop a dependency to the drug, or they may develop an addiction to it. Alcohol addiction is a chronic brain disease, and alcohol dependency will result in a person going through physical withdrawals every time they reduce the amount they drink, or when they do not have any alcohol in their system.

Both alcohol addiction and dependency commonly require treatment when a person decides to stop drinking. However, a person can still abuse alcohol without developing an addiction or dependency to the substance.

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, some people who abuse alcohol are not dependent, but they still have a dangerous disorder. For example, alcohol abuse can cause a person to not fulfill responsibilities at work, home, or school because of their drinking. In addition, they may also put themselves in dangerous situations, or have legal or social problems because of their drinking.

Five Ways a Person Can Fight Alcohol Abuse

There are five simple ways a person can fight alcohol abuse…

  1. Avoid places or events that serve alcohol.
  2. A person can tell a friend or loved one to cut them off after one or two drinks, if they feel this will work.
  3. Find another activity that relieves stress instead of drinking; exercise can be extremely beneficial.
  4. Start seeing a therapist to deal with any emotions or stress.
  5. Talk with loved ones and family about abusing alcohol.

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, abusing alcohol, whether over a period of time or on a single occasion, can take a serious toll on a person’s health. Alcohol significantly affects a drinker’s brain. Alcohol interferes with the brain’s communication pathways, and affects the way the brain works. These brain disruptions caused from alcohol can change a person’s behavior and mood, and make it harder for them to think clearly.

Alcohol abuse can cause a person to have long or short-term health problems, and can lead a person down a dangerous road. Fighting alcohol abuse before it develops into alcoholism can eventually save a person’s life.

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Providing high functioning alcoholics with the tools necessary to recover from addiction despite stressful occupations – that’s the goal of the 12-step recovery program at The New Direction of Walton, NY. The New Direction is proud to offer 12-step recovery in a private setting where those working in stressful occupations can be exposed to caring and knowledgeable….

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Rehab Center Location – Close by or Far Away?

There are pros and cons for rehab center locations that are near your home.

There can be a lot of debate about whether it is better to seek a drug rehab center that is close to home or find one that is a substantial distance away. For every facility that claims it should be the former, you can find one that promotes the latter. In reality, they’re both right….

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Internet Addiction – What is it?

Internet addiction is a real problem!

Most of us use the internet on a daily basis to stay in touch with friends, family and coworkers, to buy items or to find information. The internet has something to offer for pretty much anyone of any age. At what point does daily internet use become internet obsession? More and more time is being….

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Life After Drug Rehab: Paying the Bill

Drug rehab can come with a price but don’t let that stop you from the recovery you deserve!

Long after you have finished getting treatment for a drug addiction there’s a chance that you will still be paying the bill. The cost of addiction runs far deeper than just the cost of going into treatment. There are other bills that accrue such as the need to pay back the people you love, the need….

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Why Do People Choose Long-term Treatment in a Rehab Center?

Both long-term and short-term treatment options exist for nearly every type of rehab facility, and individuals in need of recovery help are asked to choose the program that is best for them. But why would anyone choose long-term treatment if they can go through a shorter program and recover more quickly? Long-term Treatment for Long-term….

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How Treatment Works in Catholic Rehab Centers

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According to a study by the NCBI, “spiritual growth and development” is one of the holistic approaches that can be beneficial as part of a full treatment regimen for recovering addicts. In Catholic rehab centers, patients are given treatment that melds traditional and holistic approaches and allows them to explore the spiritual side of their….

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Where to Find Local Drug Rehabs

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You may not be aware of all of the opportunities you have, let alone, where to find local drug rehabs. As the challenges of drug addiction and its consequences in society continue to become more clear and demanding, access to treatment becomes more available, affordable, and effective. Whoever you are and whatever your situation, regardless….

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Why Drug Rehab Works

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Not all drug rehab centers actually provide results but in many cases, drug rehab really does work to eliminate addiction and help individuals overcome the physical and psychological issues that surround their addiction. Drug rehab works for a number of reasons that are related to both the type of program that is provided as well as….

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Benefits of Local Rehab Centers

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There are local rehab centers, which offer programs for the treatment of various drug and alcohol addictions as well as offering psychological counseling services. Drug and alcohol addictions are a huge challenge to try to overcome, however local rehab centers are able provide a safe, medically supervised environment for those who are struggling with addictions…..

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