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Alcohol Abuse

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Night Sweats and Alcohol Withdrawal

Sweating excessively, especially at night, is common among individuals with an alcohol use disorder. After excessive beer, wine, or liquor consumption, a person may sweat as their body processes alcohol. They might also experience excessive perspiration caused by alcohol withdrawal overnight.  If you or a loved one struggles with alcohol withdrawal and night sweats, contact …

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Alcoholism Facts: The Impact on Marriage and Relationships

Alcohol abuse can slowly destroy relationships. It can erode even the most committed love, scar children, and impact families for generations. If you suspect a problem with your spouse, it is important to know how alcohol addiction affects relationships—and how an alcohol addiction treatment program can help. Understanding Alcohol Addiction There’s always a reason why …

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The Dangers of Mixing Cocaine and Alcohol

Cocaine and alcohol are two substances that are commonly used together. However, mixing cocaine and alcohol can be dangerous and have serious health consequences. From short-term side effects like nausea, vomiting, and confusion to long-term organ damage and addiction, mixing cocaine and alcohol can take a serious toll on your body. If you or a …

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Signs of a Functioning Alcoholic

Are you tired of being stuck in a cycle of alcohol use? Are you concerned that you may be a functioning alcoholic? A functioning alcoholic is someone who appears to have it all together on the outside but who struggles with an alcohol use disorder, also known as alcohol addiction. Signs of a functioning alcoholic …

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What Is Dual Diagnosis?

If you’re working towards addiction recovery, you know that roadblocks and challenges can make sustainable sobriety difficult. One of the biggest roadblocks is what’s known as dual diagnosis: when a mental health concern and substance use disorder co-exist. Knowing what dual diagnosis is and what to do when you or someone you love has it …

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What Are the Signs of a Drinking Problem

There are many stereotypes and assumptions about what alcohol addiction looks like. Media and pop culture often focus on the most severe signs of a drinking problem, such as homelessness and intoxication. And while those signs may indicate a drinking problem, the signs of an alcohol addiction can also be much more subtle. It is …

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Is There a Genetic Predisposition for Alcoholism?

Many people wonder if there is an alcoholism gene that automatically gets passed from generation to generation and determines whether people will drink in an unhealthy way. It’s true that certain genes do make some people more vulnerable to excessive alcohol use, but it’s also true that not everyone who is at risk for alcoholism …

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Jealousy and Alcohol: A Risky Combination

At one time or another, we’ve all been there: At a party where everyone is having a little too much to drink, you see your S.O. talking animatedly, maybe even flirtatiously, with someone attractive, and before you can blink twice, you’re raging with jealousy. Or maybe you catch your partner text-flirting with someone far away …

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Self-Medicating with Alcohol Can Make Anxiety and Depression Worse

A topic was raised recently: “I have two friends who drink to relax vs. taking prescription medications. They feel it’s cheaper, easier, and has no side effects.” It is common practice among people who face depression and anxiety to turn to self-medicating with alcohol, often without realizing the negative effects it can have. When emotions …

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The Arguments Behind Lowering or Raising the Legal Drinking Age

Debates over the age of legal drinking in the U.S. are a common occurrence, especially at times of the year when it comes into the spotlight, like during spring break and around graduation. Many people think our Puritanical ways are responsible for a higher drinking age than in European countries, leading to more rebellious behavior. …

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