Motivational Interviewing For Alcohol Abuse Treatment

July 7th, 2017 Motivational Interviewing For Alcohol Abuse Treatment

One of the hallmark signs of an alcohol addiction is when a person continues to drink despite the fact that the alcohol is causing harm to their health and life. If this continues, a person’s body and brain will greatly suffer, leading to illness and disease, many of which can become severe or life-threatening. In […]

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for Alcoholism

July 5th, 2017 Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for Alcoholism

There are many variables that can take place when talking about substance abuse and addiction. For alcoholism, there is the physical dependence that happens on a biological level within the body, as well as the mental and emotional dependence that can make the addiction feel overwhelming and impossible to overcome. Over the past few decades, […]

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Early Signs of Alcoholism

June 30th, 2017 Early Signs of Alcoholism

Alcoholism can consume you. If you have a loved one struggling with it, you may be concerned watching them and wondering how to get help for change. You may also be wondering if alcoholism is what they’re experiencing and how you can tell the difference between alcohol abuse and alcoholism (alcohol addiction). Alcohol abuse happens […]

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Alcohol Abuse and Anger Issues

June 26th, 2017 Alcohol Abuse and Anger Issues

“He’s a mean drunk.” This is a line you’ve probably heard in a movie, on TV, or even in real life. From the surface, it almost sounds like the unnamed individual is being mean because he’s drunk. But how true is this? Was the anger already there before this individual consumed alcohol, or was it […]

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How Much Alcohol Is Too Much?

June 23rd, 2017 How Much Alcohol Is Too Much_

With a variety of adult beverage choices available to those of age in the US, alcohol is one of the most highly consumed drugs in the country, coming in second only to tobacco. While recreational use of alcohol has become widely accepted, there are many potential risks for addiction and abuse related to the consumption […]

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Alcohol and Prescription Opioids

May 24th, 2017 Alcohol and Prescription Opioids_

Have you ever done something you weren’t supposed to, even though you were warned that it could get you into trouble? Mixing prescription opioids and alcohol is not only cautioned against, but the trouble it causes can be both psychological and neurological, damaging to internal organs, or even fatal. These two substances can even cause […]

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How Does Alcohol Affect Vision And Eyesight?

May 15th, 2017 Alcohol Affect On Vision And Eyesight_

Alcohol can affect your body in many ways, from immediate effects to long-term consequences of abuse. Whether you have just a few drinks, or suffer from an alcohol use disorder, alcohol takes its toll on the body. This extends to your vision and eyesight. Even after just one to a few drinks, your vision may […]

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

May 8th, 2017 Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) result from prenatal exposure to alcohol. They include alcohol-related birth defects (ARBD), alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorder (ARND), fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), partial fetal alcohol syndrome (pFAS), and neurobehavioral disorder associated with prenatal alcohol exposure (ND-PAE). When a woman consumes alcohol during her pregnancy it can affect both her and her unborn […]

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Assault and Alcohol Abuse: A Deadly Combination

April 21st, 2017 Assault and Alcohol Abuse_

Alcohol abuse doesn’t mean that a person is physically dependent on alcohol, but they might be more likely to have trouble at home, work, or school. It can drive normally well-behaved people to commit crimes like assault. There are a variety of different assault crimes, ranging from physical assault, verbal assault, and sexual assault—alcohol abuse […]

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The Dangers of Drinking Absinthe

April 11th, 2017 Absinthe_

Absinthe is an extremely potent liquor, believed to cause hallucinations along with an intense euphoria. It’s also believed to have other dangerous consequences such as those caused from acute alcohol intoxication. Although it’s been around for over two centuries, absinthe hasn’t been legal in the U.S. for but 50 years. The truth is, absinthe is […]

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