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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Preparing for Alcohol Detox

Alcohol detox is a necessary first step to recovering from alcohol addiction. For this reason, many people who are addicted to alcohol resist enrolling in a treatment program. They fear the withdrawal symptoms that come…


Going Through Alcohol Withdrawal

Can You Die From Alcohol Withdrawal?

You should never attempt alcohol withdrawal alone without the help of medical professionals. Withdrawing from alcohol is the most dangerous of all substances other than benzodiazepines. Detoxing from alcohol does have the potential to be…


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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…


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Helping a Loved One Through Alcohol Detox

When a person decides to attempt alcohol detox, it is important to know the facts about the extent of the alcohol abuse.  In many cases, prolonged abuse results in some intense or dangerous withdrawal symptoms. …


Eating Healthy During Alcohol Detox

Staying Healthy During and After Alcohol Detox

Alcohol detox can be a grueling procedure, especially if you have been drinking for a very long time or if you have been drinking massive amounts. Also, a lot depends on your physical condition when…


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…


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Myths vs Facts About Alcoholism

A myth is defined as “a false belief or idea.”  We usually think of myths as simple stories shared by our grandparents or other relatives.  However, there are other types of myths that are false…