Alcohol Rehab

Restoring Your Health at an Alcohol Rehab

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Alcoholics can cause severe damage to their bodies before they ever think about going to an alcohol rehab. Particularly in the case of alcoholism, continuous substance abuse over a prolonged period of time—several years or even decades—has been implicated in a number of severe, chronic, and dangerous physical and mental health conditions. In fact, alcoholism […]

Alcohol Detox

What You Should Know About Alcohol Detox

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Individuals who develop alcoholism can overcome the disease through the alcoholism recovery process. While the treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction has come a long way in recent decades, it’s still a very lengthy process that involves strength of will, determination, and lots of ongoing effort. As such, it’s very common for addicts and alcoholics […]

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The Brain on Alcohol: Why Drinkers Are Forgetful

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When it comes to the physical health effects of alcoholism, traditionally, it’s the liver that gets much of the attention. Additionally, there’s been a surge of interest in identifying the biological factors, or the genetic markers, that distinguish those individuals who are particularly susceptible to the development of alcoholism from those who aren’t. However, a […]

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How Long Can Alcohol and Drug Treatment Be?

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The decision to enter a treatment facility for substance is a personal one. It is not as easy as just picking out a random facility and hoping for the best. People who want professional help to end their alcohol or drug dependence should ask as many questions as possible about the experience so they can […]

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What’s the Alcohol Rehabilitation Process?

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The alcohol rehabilitation process can involve several steps and span the rest of a person’s lifetime. While virtually all addictions are dangerous and pose a number of inherent risks, alcoholism has the potential to be especially catastrophic. We may benefit from a greater and more thorough understanding of alcoholism that a number of other addictions, […]

The Difference Between Reckless Youth and Disease

Reckless Youths vs. Chronic Alcoholism

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What distinguishes a genuine alcoholic from a “hard drinker”, a “moderate drinker”, or someone who just “parties a little too much”? It’s not always easy to tell. After all, drinking is common across many cultures and recreational drinking is almost a rite of passage in American youth culture. It doesn’t seem reasonable to label someone […]

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Getting Off Alcohol: Delirium Tremens vs. Alcoholic Hallucinosis

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Over the course of human history, there have been a number of substances found or developed that have been consumed for a variety of purposes. Some substances were intended to be used for medicinal or surgical purposes while others were thought to induce a spiritual state. Alcohol, on the other hand, has been around for […]

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The 3 Unique Stages of Recovery at an Alcohol Rehab Center

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Addiction to alcohol, or alcoholism, is an all-consuming disease that profoundly affects every aspect of one’s life. No individual chooses to become an alcoholic; instead, a combination of biological susceptibility and environmental factors make one’s alcohol consumption especially dangerous. Over time, an individual who had been a social or casual drinker begins to consume larger […]

The Differences Between Alcoholics and Hard Partiers

The Differences Between Alcoholics and Hard Partiers

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Alcoholism is the original addiction. In fact, much of what we know about addiction today—including the underlying causes and mechanisms and even the treatments—is derived from our extensive study of alcoholism. As a disease like other addictions, alcoholism is attributed to functional and structural changes in the brain and, according to the World Health Organization […]

The Myth of the Functioning Alcoholic

The Myth of the Functioning Alcoholic

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Addiction is a cumulative phenomenon that occurs when an individual continues a regular pattern of substance abuse over a period of time, becoming physically and even psychologically dependent in the process. We now understand addiction to be a chronic relapsing disease of the brain in which those who suffer from it are left unable to […]