Women abuse alcohol for reasons that are distinctly different from men. Even in areas where men and women drink excessively for the same reason, the relationship between women and alcohol abuse looks different from the relationship between men and abuse. For this reason, alcohol addiction treatment centers offer a women’s rehab program that meets the […]
Alcohol use disorder (AUD) and alcohol addiction have many things in common. These similarities relate to the way alcohol causes changes in the brain. However, there are differences between the two that you may not know be aware of, and knowing the difference can help you decide which treatment is best for your overall health. […]
Many people believe that medications are generally safe to use. However, many people are unaware of the dangers of mixing these medications with alcohol. For instance, mixing alcohol and benzos can lead to serious side effects or even overdoes that leads to fatality. Therefore, they may continue to drink while being on benzos indefinitely. One […]
Alcohol poisoning is a serious consequence of excessive drinking that can lead to emergency medical problems or fatality. Drinking too much can lead to triggering the gag reflex, fluctuations in body temperature, increased heart rate, and slowed breathing. By the time someone notices these signs of alcohol overdose, the damage may already be done. A […]
Alcohol plays an outsized role in our lives. Whether it is consumed during meals, leisure activities, or special occasions, alcohol is seemingly always at the center of these events. For some, it can be very dangerous, and drinking alcohol can turn into a focal point. So, how do you know when it goes too far? […]
Most people enjoy a drink from time to time, such as beer, wine, or a cocktail at dinner or a special occasion. But for some people, without even noticing it, drinking becomes the centerpiece of their lives. It’s understandable to wonder at those moments, “Am I an alcoholic?” It’s an important question with no objective […]
The stereotype of alcoholics is well-established in our media-driven culture. Alcoholics are portrayed as people who drink to excess, act out, and bring pain to themselves and their families. This stereotype isn’t always accurate. The “high-functioning alcoholic,” someone who hides their addiction well so that not even loved ones recognize it, is a real phenomenon. […]
No one purposely sets out to become an alcoholic. It happens a little at a time, where one drink becomes many. Suddenly, your brain and body have come to depend on alcohol. It’s then that you might consider the importance of alcohol detox. Detox is an essential step on the journey toward recovery. It flushes […]
Aside from the economic advantage provided by keeping liquor, beer, wine and spirits stores open, it is likely a strategic public health practice that has led to this decision.
St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner, and your corner bar will be full. After St. Patrick’s, there’s March Madness and the start of baseball season.
March in general is a heavy drinking month. But you can get through this season sober—and enjoy it.