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 ...

3 Signs You’re Addicted to Gambling & 3 Tips for Recovery

Posted on: October 1, 2019 by in Uncategorized
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According to the National Council on Problem Gambling, 2-3% of Americans partake in problem gambling. This addiction is associated with other mood and behavioral disorders. Oftentimes, gambling as an addiction isn’t taken seriously because it doesn’t have obvious physical symptoms like a drug use addiction. Nonetheless, those who suffer from a gambling addiction need to seek proper treatment. Gambling Addiction Symptoms Are you unsure if you are a loved one have this kind of Continue Reading ...

What are the 12 Steps to Addiction Recovery?

Posted on: September 27, 2019 by in Local Rehabs
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12-Step programs are support group meetings for people battling destructive behaviors. During meetings, attendees admit past mistakes, surrender to a higher power, make amends with those they've wronged, and learn to stay sober. The 12 Steps of Recovery The 12-step programs encourage members to adopt a set of 12 guiding principles. We admitted we were powerless over our addiction, that our lives had become unmanageable. Came to believe a Power greater than ourselves could restore us Continue Reading ...

A Guide on Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Programs

Posted on: September 17, 2019 by in Uncategorized
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Drug abuse and addiction in the United States is at a record high, without showing signs of declining. This is a real issue that needs to be brought to the front and center of mental health services more often. One way this is now being done is through the Residential Abuse Treatment (RSAT) programs. If your loved one or family member has been referred to a RSAT program you might be looking to learn more information on what the program entails and how it can help your loved one who has been Continue Reading ...