Alcohol Rehab and Sober Living: Can I Do It? While you’ve made the decision that you need help for your alcohol use disorder, many things about this realization can be frightening. A million thoughts race through your head, such as: What will alcohol rehab be like? Should I go to rehab far away or attend… Continue reading Alcohol Rehab and Sober Living
Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal Alcohol is one of the only substances that can cause deadly withdrawal symptoms when detoxing from it. In fact, 1 in 25 people who experience severe alcohol withdrawal symptoms will die from it. This makes it very important to know what alcohol withdrawal is, the signs and symptoms of alcohol withdrawal,… Continue reading Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal
Successful Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Should Include Family Therapy You may have heard the phrase “addiction is a family disease,” and it is likely ringing true in your own family. When one member of the family is affected by addiction, the entire family unit is affected. This can lead to damage within the family… Continue reading Successful Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Should Include Family Therapy
How Severe is Alcohol Withdrawal? Alcohol withdrawal, one of the clearest signs of alcohol addiction, is a set of symptoms that occur when an individual suddenly stops drinking after a period of heavy drinking or greatly reduces their alcohol intake. These symptoms can be debilitating and even life-threatening. Keep reading to learn more about the… Continue reading How Severe is Alcohol Withdrawal?
Inpatient vs Outpatient Rehabs: Which is Best for You? Now that you know you need help for your struggle with addiction, it is time to decide whether you want to go to inpatient rehab or outpatient rehab. Searching for “outpatient recovery programs near me” can give you a ton of different results and it can… Continue reading Inpatient vs Outpatient Rehabs: Which is Best for You?
Can Alcohol Make Depression Worse? Depression and alcohol go hand-in-hand. In fact, the prevalence of depression among alcohol-dependent people is high — 63.8%. With such high numbers, it is no secret that depression and alcohol influence each other to make the other worse in the vicious, deadly cycle of addiction. Keep reading to find out… Continue reading Can Alcohol Make Depression Worse?
How to Repair the Damage Done by Alcohol. Your Questions Answered. Making the decision to quit alcohol for good will provide your life and your health with many benefits. Alcohol can cause a lot of damage to an individual’s liver, heart, brain, sleep, weight, and much more. Luckily, once you quit drinking alcohol, many of… Continue reading How to Repair the Damage Done by Alcohol. Your Questions Answered.
How to Tell Friends and Coworkers That You Are In Recovery Now that you are sober, you may start running into situations in which you have to explain to friends and coworkers that you are in recovery. Thanks to the stigma of addiction, this can be uncomfortable or anxiety-provoking for many individuals. The good news… Continue reading How to Tell Friends and Coworkers That You Are In Recovery
Does Alcohol Affect Sleep? Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant, which can cause the user to relax and become very sleepy. Don’t let these symptoms of alcohol intoxication fool you — alcohol can disrupt your sleep in a tremendous way. If you are a drinker suffering from insomnia, the culprit just might be your… Continue reading Does Alcohol Affect Sleep?
Refreshing Alcohol-Free Drinks Who doesn’t love having a delicious, refreshing drink while you’re relaxing? Unfortunately, for the many people who suffer from alcohol addiction or are recovering from it, this simple action can be very triggering. However, it is handy to have some great recipes on hand for when you need them. Keep reading for… Continue reading Refreshing Alcohol-Free Drinks