Archive: Alcohol, Blog

Wet Brain: A Reality Many Forget

July 6th, 2021

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Blacked Out: A Story You Won’t Remember

July 5th, 2021

I woke up around 2:45 in the afternoon. My clothes were gone, and my nose throbbed as if someone had punched me with a good left hook. I ran to the bathroom and one of the girls at the house found and brought me my clothes. I wondered to myself, “Why am I naked, why […]

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The Truth About Alcohol’s Effects on Cholesterol

July 5th, 2021

Ever since we were young, we’ve heard about the importance of paying attention to what we put into our bodies. That rings true perhaps even more so as we get older. Unfortunately, Father Time is undefeated. We may not be able to throw the baseball as far as we used to, our hand-eye coordination might […]

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Is Alcohol Use Disorder Genetic?

July 2nd, 2021

For young adults, going out and drinking socially with a few friends is a very common thing to do. At times, some of these people have their parents in the back of their minds warning them of the dangers of their actions.You see, grandpa has struggled with drinking for years, and dad and mom say […]

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Can You Drink Alcohol in Moderation After Treatment?

November 19th, 2018

Most alcohol addiction treatment facilities center around abstinence when it comes to drinking. For many years, the only way to control problem drinking or to address an alcohol use disorder was to completely give up alcohol. In fact, abstinence is the backbone for alcohol addiction support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and SMART Recovery. However, […]

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The Best Evidence-Based Addiction Treatments

April 25th, 2016

What Are The Principles Of Effective Treatment? To better inform, and shape, both current and future treatment protocols, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), our government’s leading agency on science-based research, initiatives, and information on drug abuse, presents us with a thorough directive on evidence-based treatment. This publication outlines 13 key principles which aid […]

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Medication Assisted Therapies For Addiction Treatment

April 13th, 2016

Medication-Assisted Addiction Recovery People in drug rehabilitation often require medicinal help to complete their recovery. These medicines are designed to increase the effectiveness of rehab and to create a permanent state of soberness for people recovering from addiction. Each medicine prescribed offers a different effect. For example, some are used as a “replacement” drug, i.e., […]

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April Is Alcohol Awareness Month

April 8th, 2016

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (or NCADD) is an organization devoted to educating communities and raising awareness and offering support through recovery. By informing people of the risks involved with alcohol abuse and alcoholism, they hope to encourage responsible choices when it comes to your health. In April, this mission is carried […]

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Treatment For Alcohol Poisoning

April 6th, 2016

What Is Alcohol Poisoning? Overdose from alcohol, or alcohol poisoning, occurs when a person consumes a large amount of alcohol (binge drinking) in a short time. Due to this, the body is not able to process and eliminate it properly. Thus, the body’s delicate systems become overrun; it is unable to break down and eliminate […]

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Signs Of Addictive Behavior

April 5th, 2016

What Are The Signs Of Addictive Behavior? An addiction manifests itself in many ways: mentally, physically, physiologically, emotionally, behaviorally, and even spiritually. Many of these symptoms may be obvious to someone from the outside, whereas some may not. If you believe you or someone you love is struggling with an addiction, it is exceedingly important […]

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Professions With The Highest Rates Of Addiction

March 29th, 2016

Addiction Is Not Focused Solely On The Lower Class It’s easy to think of addiction as a problem that impacts those in lower income brackets: this is certainly the story that Hollywood likes to tell. And while it’s true that many of the professions in this heading do suffer from high rates of addiction, people […]

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African American Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers

March 18th, 2016

African Americans Abuse Alcohol More Often Than Illegal Drugs The Substance Abuse And Mental Health Services Administration regularly releases a variety of statistics on drug addiction and treatment and found that there were 44.5 million (14.2%) African Americans in the U.S. Among this community, they found drug use statistics contrasted heavily with the national average […]

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