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Alcoholics of Different Shapes and Sizes

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When you find an alcohol rehab, one of the most important things you must do is find the rehab that provides the right alcohol addiction treatment you need. Even though they each suffer from some form of alcohol use disorder, there are different types of alcoholics. Each kind will require different styles of alcohol addiction […]

An alcohol use disorder can lead to an addiction and severe withdrawal symptoms.

Alcohol Withdrawal: Timeline, Symptoms and Treatment

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Millions of Americans suffer from an alcohol use disorder, and more than 80 percent of the US adult population has admitted to drinking at some point in their lifetime, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). With so many people struggling with alcohol misuse, the process of alcohol withdrawal is common […]

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Social Media Posts: Can They Reveal Problematic Drinking?

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College students who post status updates about their alcohol use on social networking sites may be exhibiting an “alcohol identity” that could indicate whether they are at risk of having problems with alcohol, according to a recent study. Researchers from North Carolina State University and Ohio University set out to learn what drives students to drink […]

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Falling From Sobriety: A Tale of Alcoholism in Japan

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This is a story about a man falling from sobriety. Alcoholism is itself a war with sobriety. A battle where the lines of reality are blurred and boundary dissolving. This is about a plummet from sobriety to death. Meeting Sobriety From 2008 to 2010, I lived in one of Japan’s largest cities: Fukuoka. Every morning […]

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Fighting Alcoholism: My Personal Battle

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I awake from my drunken stupor to another morning. My mouth dry and bitter, again I go through the motions in fighting alcoholism. Stumbling out of bed I go to the refrigerator looking for a cold water. To my surprise, I find a Gatorade that has been sitting there since last night. Taking long deep gulps, […]

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Health and Nutrition for Recovering Alcoholics

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Years of chronic alcohol abuse takes a heavy toll on the body. Alcohol robs the body of the vital nutrients it needs to function properly, and the complications that can result from malnourishment can be severe and even life-threatening. When recovering alcoholics enter drug treatment, they receive valuable nutritional intervention and support along with other essential treatment […]

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Alcohol Consumption May Cause Some Regrets

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It’s no surprise to anyone that alcohol consumption may cause a person to do some regrettable things in life. By all appearances, drinking alcohol would seem to be relatively harmless. After all, a substance that’s completely legal couldn’t be all that dangerous, right? That is what many people continue to tell themselves as they irresponsibly […]

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4 Common Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Myths

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When it comes to misconceptions about addiction, they appear to be more widely taken as facts than the actual facts, but this isn’t just limited to the people who have little experience with and knowledge of addiction. Even the people who are addicted to alcohol and drugs have a number of misconceptions and misgivings concerning […]

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AA: America’s Favorite Cult?

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Claiming that an organization that has unquestionably improved and saved innumerable lives is in any way a cult – a word with harshly derogatory connotations – will predictably stir up quite a bit of controversy amongst its members. Therefore, I will avoid stating outright that Alcoholics Anonymous is a cult; partially to avoid a wholly […]

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Energy Drinks and Alcohol: A Dangerous Combination

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Mixing energy drinks and alcohol can have severe, dangerous side effects. Caffeine is a substance that produces minimal effects except for hyperactivity, but when combined with other drugs can prove to be too overstimulating for the heart, brain, and body. Since 2012, the most popular substance to combine with energy drinks has been alcohol, but […]