How to Know if Someone You Love is Suffering From Addiction

Posted on: December 6, 2019 by in Uncategorized
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Substance abuse problems affect people from all walks of life. Here are some common telltale signs that someone you love may be suffering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol. Alcohol addiction An addiction to alcohol is known as alcoholism or alcohol dependence, and it can seriously damage your health. Alcoholism causes an intense and overwhelming urge to drink alcohol at any time of the day or night. Alcoholics will prioritize drinking alcohol over everything else in their life, and they Continue Reading ...

Dual Diagnosis: What Is It and How Can It be Treated?

Posted on: November 29, 2019 by in Uncategorized
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A patient has a dual diagnosis if they suffer from both a substance abuse problem and a mental illness at the same time. Almost 10 million people in the US suffer from this, of which only 40% of all documented cases are treated for either one issue. In such cases, either one issue is tackled and the patient is left to suffer from the other issue that goes untreated. It is of uttermost importance that patients suffering from dual diagnosis get proper treatment. The patient has to battle two Continue Reading ...

How to Stay Sober

Posted on: November 22, 2019 by in Uncategorized
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You've already worked hard to become sober, but now you will need to work to stay sober. Here are 10 tips to help you stay sober. Find support. You can join a peer support group like Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous. You can also turn to close friends or family for support. You can also consider going to family counseling to help mend damaged relationships to build a better support system while also making amends. Don't put yourself in dangerous situations. Don't Continue Reading ...

10 Signs You May be an Alcoholic

Posted on: November 15, 2019 by in Uncategorized
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Alcoholism is when someone has dependence or addiction to the consumption of alcohol. An alcoholic has an uncontrollable physical or psychological compulsion to drink alcohol. 10 Signs You May be an Alcoholic There are some common symptoms of alcohol abuse, including: Family history of alcohol abuse Drinking before noon Declining hygiene Drinking alone or in secrecy Suffering from blackouts or memory loss Behavioral or personality changes Increased alcohol tolerance Loss of Continue Reading ...

The Dangers of Giving Up Alcohol Cold Turkey

Posted on: November 8, 2019 by in Uncategorized
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Do you or a loved one have a problem with alcohol? You're not alone: 1 out of 12 Americans struggle with alcohol dependence. If you or your loved one have reached the point where you're ready to rid yourself of your alcohol dependency you may be considering quitting alcohol cold turkey. While your desire to give up your dependency on alcohol is a good thing, quitting cold turkey is not only a bad idea ­‑ it's dangerous. Alcohol Withdrawal If you have a dependency on Continue Reading ...

Understanding Dual Diagnosis

Posted on: November 1, 2019 by in Uncategorized
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What is dual diagnosis? Doctors use the term dual diagnosis when a patient has a mental illness (depression or bipolar disorder, for example) and a substance abuse addiction. The patient has two separate, co-occurring illnesses and will need a treatment plan for each. In the case of dual diagnosis, either disorder (substance abuse or mental illness) can develop first. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.2 million U.S. adults experienced both mental illness and a Continue Reading ...

What is Residential Treatment for Substance Abuse?

Posted on: October 16, 2019 by in Uncategorized
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Residential substance abuse treatment is a form of rehab to aid individuals who suffer from different forms of substance abuse. Alcohol, prescription medication, narcotics, and illegal substances, are a few of the many types of drugs/substances, which people receive inpatient treatment. If you're suffering from addiction or know a loved one who is, this might be the best way to help them on their path to recovery. Help Available in Residential Treatment Substance abuse inpatient Continue Reading ...

How Do You Become Addicted to Alcohol?

Posted on: October 8, 2019 by in Uncategorized
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Alcoholic dependency is related to several factors. The most significant factor that can be attributed to alcohol addiction and reliance is mental factors. Other factors include environmental or external factors, including family history, stressful environments, and social drinking with peers. Genetic and Brain Influence Over half of those who suffer from alcohol addiction can be explained with genetic factors. According to research, the genetic makeup of the addict's brain largely Continue Reading ...