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Stages of Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcohol withdrawal affects each person differently.  The process of detoxing from alcohol produces a broad range of symptoms that are categorized into three separate stages.  In most cases, the first stage, early-stage withdrawal can begin…

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Developing Alcoholism After Recovering From Drugs

Developing alcoholism after recovering from drugs is known as cross addiction.  This behavior is not unusual.  In fact, many recovering addicts fall back on addictive substances after treatment.  The person often chooses a substance that…

Alcohol Addiction and Drug Addiction

Is Alcohol Addiction Similar to Drug Addiction?

Alcohol addiction and drug addiction are very similar. When you are addicted to any substance, you are dependent on that substance to have the feelings you are searching for. You drink alcohol because you want the…

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Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcohol withdrawal is one of the hardest detox experiences a person can endure.  Depending on the severity of the alcoholism, the withdrawal symptoms can range from mild to life-threatening. Most people have heard someone swear…

Life without alcohol

Living Your Life Without Alcohol

Living your life without alcohol may be a first time experience for you. For many, alcohol has been a part of their lives since early adulthood. After all, alcohol is a way of life in the…

Alcohol Abuse long-term

Long-Term Effects of Alcohol Abuse

There are many effects of long-term alcohol abuse. Alcohol in moderation is not a problem, but when you abuse alcohol over many years, it is very detrimental to your health. Alcohol abuse can affect every…