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Physical Side Effects of Alcohol Detox on the Body

Abusing alcohol can take a toll on your body, including high blood pressure, stroke, liver disease, and a higher risk of certain forms of cancer. Over time, drinking excessively can lead to physical dependence or addiction. Many people require treatment at an alcohol detox center to overcome their addiction. The first step of treatment is…

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Tips for Having a Sober Independence Day Celebration

Independence Day is one of the highlights of summer. It means fun in the sun, backyard BBQs, fireworks, and friends. For people in recovery, it might also be a little stressful. As you find your balance in your new way of life, discovering new ways to celebrate while staying sober is important. Life after treatment…

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How to Get Back on Track After Getting a DUI

Getting a DUI can impact your life in many ways. Being charged with driving under the influence can be embarrassing, traumatic, and impact the way others see you. You may face legal problems or have consequences at work. Getting back on track after getting a DUI can feel overwhelming, but it is possible. Whether you…

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Finding an Alcohol Rehab Near You

Alcohol addiction negatively impacts a person’s physical, mental, and social health. It also affects their family and community. Overcoming addiction to alcohol can be challenging since drinking is part of our culture. Advertisements, social gatherings, celebrations–the triggers to drink are everywhere. While many people may try to give up alcohol independently, most people require treatment…

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Can Alcohol Use Make PTSD Symptoms Worse?

PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is often accompanied by feelings of helplessness, suicidal thoughts, depression, self-harm, and anxiety. Those symptoms occur due to various traumatic experiences ranging from emotional, physical, verbal, mental, or sexual abuse to surviving combat in war. The experience an individual undergoes or witnesses may not make itself clear at first as being…

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What Is a High Functioning Alcoholic?

Alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction is a common substance use disorder. In the past, alcoholic and alcoholism were used to refer to what treatment professionals now call alcohol use disorder. Like an addiction, alcohol use disorder is complex, and there are degrees of dependency. While struggling with addiction, some people can mask their condition so…

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A Look at the Alcohol Detox Process

Drinking alcohol continuously for a period of weeks or months can lead to physical dependence. Stopping or cutting back on the amount of alcohol you consume may result in uncomfortable or dangerous symptoms. This period is referred to as the withdrawal period. For most, the length of time that you have been drinking and the…