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Alcohol Abuse

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What is Medication for Alcohol Use Disorder?

What is Medication for Alcohol Use Disorder? Does It Work?   using less alcohol may be appropriate.  Medication for alcohol use disorder can help that transitional phase into complete sobriety. ForHere we’ll take a look at medications for alcohol use disorder. How do they work? And how effective they are for addiction recovery?   Some …

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My Alcohol Use Isn’t THAT Extreme…Is It?

Drinking alcohol is a mainstream activity in our society, so it’s easy to lose sight of the harm it can do. You may think that your drinking is similar to everyone else around you, so it isn’t that bad. Or is it? If alcohol has become a large part of your life, you may be …

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What is Distress Tolerance?

Let’s Look at the Relationship Between Distress Tolerance and Alcohol Abuse Stress is a part of everyday life, and everyone has different ways of coping. But if you’ve relied on alcohol abuse to escape from emotional pain and distress, even minor stressors can seem overwhelming during recovery. It takes time and patience to build up …

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How to Deal with the Boredom of Sobriety

Dealing with the Boredom of Sobriety Have you considered cutting back on drinking or drug use? Do you have trouble picturing yourself being social or having fun while sober? One research survey showed that 77% of people who had tried to stop using substances cited boredom as a trigger for relapse. People in recovery deal …

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How Long Does It Take to Recover From Alcoholism?

Alcohol abuse affects the brain, the body and the mind, causing changes that impact behavior as well as the physical and emotional well-being of its victims. It also creates tremendous personal, social and work-related upheaval in the lives of alcoholics who continue to drink and can’t find a way out of the chemical prison they’re …

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Most Common Types of Alcohol Abused

In the U.S., do you know what the most abused substance is? The answer may come as a surprise- alcohol. Alcohol comes in many forms. So what are the most common types of alcohol abused? From beer to wine, these alcoholic beverages can significantly change to the brain’s chemical balance. As a result, it may aggravate …

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Is Alcohol a Depressant?

Many people drink alcohol to boost their mood. But sometimes, they feel moody after a drink instead. Because of this, you might wonder, “Is alcohol a depressant?” Understanding how alcohol affects your brain can help you benefit from alcohol addiction treatment.  Is Alcohol a Depressant? Alcohol is a recreational drug people usually consume for several …

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Tips for Being Quarantined with an Alcoholic Spouse

According to data available from the National Center for Health Statistics, approximately 79 million people across the country have exposure to alcohol addiction, which includes a married partner. Not only is alcoholism a health problem, but it is considered a social one as well. That means it is critical to learn tips for being quarantined …

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Common Reasons Teens Abuse Alcohol or Drugs

The teen years are often considered the most difficult period of a person’s life. After all, how often do you hear anyone over the age of 30 wistfully say, “Oh, to be 15 again…”? Probably never. It’s a vulnerable time of life as teens attempt to navigate the precarious bridge between childhood and adulthood. And …

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