Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Something Your Baby Never Wanted

Written by liam on June 26th, 2013

Alcohol is a poison. When a woman is pregnant, the fetus consumes everything the mother consumes. So, when a pregnant woman drinks alcohol, so does the fetus. Now, do a mental comparison of the immune system of a twenty-something-year-old woman and the immune system of a fetus, or lack thereof. Mommy might feel a little…
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Don’t Let Alcohol Rehab Cost Deter You From Treatment

Written by liam on April 19th, 2013

When you think of entering into an alcohol rehab do you think of the treatment you will receive or do you see big dollar signs and turn away? Do not be deterred by costs, an alcohol rehab can help you over come your addiction and take back control of you life. Most alcohol rehabs, both…
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Can you drink alcohol with doxycycline?

Written by liam on February 7th, 2013

Doxycycline is a broad spectrum antibiotic. It is listed in the class of antibiotics known as tetracyclines. It is typically prescribed to those with respiratory tract infections because its affects certain bacterias. Doxycycline is also used to treat malaria and lyme disease. Just as with most medications, doxycycline has side effects and contraindications. When taking…
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Why is alcohol addictive?

Written by liam on February 6th, 2013

“Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive, incurable disease characterized by loss of control over alcohol and other sedatives.” as defined by The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. Alcohol is America’s drug of choice. No other substance is abused more often in this country than alcohol. One in every 12 adults suffers from alcohol dependence. This…
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What is the alcohol content of beer, wine, and common liquor?

Written by liam on February 6th, 2013

Alcohol has been used as a social past time throughout history. Most who drink alcohol are able to do so in moderation and stop its use when they choose. Others easily fall victim to alcohols addictive ways and crave more alcohol to provide them with a sense of pleasure and normalcy. With the alcohol content…
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How can you detox from alcohol?

Written by liam on February 6th, 2013

It is a huge step to make the choice to quit drinking alcohol. Once you have made this choice it is time to decide how you will detox your body from alcohol. You can choose to use the assistance of an medical hospital, inpatient or outpatient alcohol treatment program or to do so in your…
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Can You Drink Alcohol While Taking Dilantin?

Written by liam on February 6th, 2013

When prescribed the medication Dilantin you will be advised by your Doctor and Pharmacist to avoid drinking alcohol while on the medication. There is even a warning label listed on the side of the Dilantin prescription bottle as a reminder. The reason why you are advised not to drink alcohol while taking Dilantin is because…
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Can You Become Sensitive to Alcohol After Years of Drinking?

Written by liam on February 6th, 2013

Sensitivity to alcohol varies with each individual. Studies have shown that as we age our sensitivity to alcohol increases. This is why many see a change in their alcohol sensitivity after years of alcohol drinking, they are aging. The affects of alcohol vary with each individual, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and…
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How Long After Quitting Alcohol Will You Feel Better?

Written by liam on February 5th, 2013

Congratulations you have made the choice to quit alcohol. The process of quitting alcohol is going to be life-long, you will be required to practice maintenance techniques to ensure your sobriety each day. While it will get easier in the beginning quitting alcohol can be rough and most feel ill. In time the uncomfortable feelings…
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What is Denatured Alcohol?

Written by liam on February 5th, 2013

It is a common question, what is denatured alcohol? Denatured Alcohol is ethanol (ethyl alcohol) that has been made unfit for human consumption by the addition of another chemical to it. The property of alcohol that makes it drinkable is removed, this is what denaturing refers to, not the chemical alteration of the alcohol or…
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