Medications to Treat Alcohol Withdrawal

Written by liam on March 18th, 2019

Physical dependency on alcohol is one of the most challenging issues a person going through the recovery process may have to overcome. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms are often difficult to cope with, and they also pose direct physical risks to those going through detoxification. Under such circumstances, it’s wise to consider a medication-assisted recovery. Let’s take…
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Nutrition & Fitness for Mental Health

Written by liam on March 7th, 2019

Doctors have known for centuries that physical health affects mental health. There is even a Latin motto expressing this notion: “mente sana en cuerpo sano” (a healthy mind in a healthy body). In recent decades, medical researchers have tried to pin down this general principle to discover the ways in which diet and nutrition can have specific positive…
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Treatment Center Myths

Written by liam on February 20th, 2019

Getting treatment for addiction is something that a lot of people, even those who recognize they have serious problems, can be reluctant to do. Cultural misconceptions can make it challenging, and some people also see it as an admission of failure or guilt. Going into rehab to get better is a choice, and it’s one…
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Drunk Driving Limits

Written by liam on January 30th, 2019

The Issue of Drunk Driving Countless lives are taken each year in the United States due to drunk driving. In fact, nearly 30 people a day die in crashes involving drunk driving. One bad judgment call when you are drinking can cost you your life or someone else’s. You could also end up in jail…
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Dry January

Written by liam on January 18th, 2019

Thousands of Americans will quit drinking this year for “Dry January,” an annual monthlong commitment to sobriety and all its health benefits. Abstaining from alcohol can not only save you some money, but you may also discover some incredible changes to your mind and body after not drinking for an entire month. For many people,…
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Peer Pressure and Alcohol

Written by liam on July 22nd, 2016

We have all experienced peer pressure. Maybe we haven’t all experienced it with alcohol, but sometime in all of our lives we felt pressure from a group or one of our peers to do something we might not to otherwise. As an innocent example, take doing ‘the wave.’ Maybe not everyone would stand up and…
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PTSD & Alcohol Abuse in US Veterans

Written by liam on July 21st, 2016

It’s widely understood that many members of the military become afflicted with PTSD, posttraumatic stress disorder. This condition develops due to some sort of life-threatening event, such as warfare, assault, major accidents, or unwanted sexual encounters, among other traumatic events. Some sort of ‘trigger’ in everyday life will cause someone with PTSD to react as…
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LGBT Addiction Resources

Written by liam on August 3rd, 2015

As a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) individual, you are faced with many unnecessary challenges. One of which is related to receiving treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction. You may not feel comfortable seeking treatment through traditional means, which can have a negative impact on the progress you make. Drug abuse and addiction…
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The Problem with College Drinking

Written by liam on January 29th, 2015

As 2013 high school graduations are wrapping up around the country, millions of young adults are preparing for a new stage in their young lives. Many will be leaving home for the first time and will be experiencing new freedom and responsibility. First year college will be making new friends, juggling time for class, studying,…
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Parity Laws, Drug Abuse Treatment, and what you need to know

Written by liam on October 28th, 2013

Does the phrase parity legislation mean anything to you? If not, it is time to pay attention to how this has impacted millions of people throughout the United States. In short, parity legislation disallows insurance companies from limiting coverage related to substance abuse treatment, when compared to other conditions. Subsequently, the number of people seeking…
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