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Do You Have Problems Drinking?

Problems Drinking When people have problems drinking, they often experience a wide range of issues that include medical conditions, strained relationships, financial struggles, and mental disorders. Alcoholism can also lead to accidents or health problems that end in fatality. Problems drinking can cause irreversible situations that destroy a person’s life and the lives of those…

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Steps of Alcohol Detox

Detoxing from alcohol is the first step in your recovery from addiction. Detoxing is the body’s natural process of removing the toxins while healing. Although detox is necessary, it can also be dangerous. If you have been drinking excessively for several years, then you can expect severe withdrawal symptoms. For this reason, you may want…

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Recognizing Alcoholism Signs

There are numerous warning alcoholism signs that may indicate that you have a problem with drinking. Recognizing alcoholism signs may be difficult. However, some signs are apparent. In fact, your friends or family may detect that something is wrong before you are aware of your problem. Therefore, if you notice any early alcoholism signs, you…

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What is Alcoholic Dementia?

Alcoholic Dementia Have you ever heard the term, “alcoholic dementia?” You may wonder, “What is alcoholic dementia? Does it affect me?” Alcoholic dementia is a brain disorder that develops as a result of long-term excessive drinking. While dementia can affect many areas of a person’s life, it is not always a terminal condition. A patient…

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Signs Of Alcoholism

Alcohol use disorder is a medical condition that can be diagnosed by a mental health professional or physician. In many cases, you might notice signs of alcoholism long before your loved one visits a doctor. Using criteria found in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), medical personnel can determine the degree to…

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Types of Addiction That May Impact You

Addiction is not a single problem. Instead, it is a multifaceted disease that varies depending on what substance you take and the effects it has on your body. Therefore, you must understand the types of addiction and how they affect you. Doing so can help make your care and recovery more comfortable. It can also…

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Alcoholic Dementia: How Alcohol Affects The Brain Over Time

Are you familiar with the term “wet brain?” This term is often used by medical personnel to describe the brain changes that happen in the brain of a person who abuses alcohol. However, alcoholic dementia is the current medically appropriate term to describe the deterioration in the mind of someone who has struggled with alcohol…

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Detoxing from Alcohol

Detoxing from alcohol is a necessary step in rehab. Detox gives you a chance to clean out your system, allowing your body to heal slowly. It is both a physical and mental process in which you experience withdrawal symptoms and severe cravings. While detoxing from alcohol can be challenging, it is also rewarding. When you…