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Anxiety Medication and Alcohol

If you’ve been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder and are about to begin treatment, you should know that anxiety medication and alcohol do not mix. Ignore this warning and you’ll be putting your health and possibly even your life at risk. Why Alcohol and Anxiety Medication Are So Dangerous in Combination Drugs called benzodiazepines are…

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Can You Die From Delirium Tremens?

Many people who are addicted to alcohol, and wish to stop drinking, feel they can do so “cold turkey” and on their own. However, about one half of all people who have an alcohol dependency suffer from alcohol withdrawal syndrome when they stop drinking. Alcohol withdrawal syndrome can be very dangerous if not monitored by…

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What Do You Mean I Can Never Drink Again?

When you have had one too many disastrous experiences under the influence of alcohol, you realize that it’s time to stop drinking. You may talk to people who are in recovery and realize that the cornerstone of Alcoholics Anonymous is abstinence. You panic. You probably don’t want to stop drinking permanently. You just want to…

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Warning Signs of Alcoholic Neuropathy

Alcoholic neuropathy is the name commonly used to describe alcohol-related nerve damage. The condition appears to arise from two partially connected causes: poisoning of nerve tissue caused by excessive alcohol levels and the chronic poor nutrition often found in people affected by alcoholism. Alcohol nerve damage typically occurs gradually over time and presents clear warning…

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Myths of the DIY Alcohol Detox

Many people believe that they can detox at home without posing any risks or major ill effects to their bodies. Although this may be the case in some circumstances, alcohol detox at home is much more risky. And in some cases, it can be deadly. Alcohol detox at home takes place when an individual gives…

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I.V. Therapy for Alcohol Withdrawal: How It Works

Alcohol withdrawal is an unpleasant and potentially dangerous process that commonly occurs when an addicted person stops drinking alcohol. It typically serves as a required first step on the path to substance treatment and eventual sobriety. How long do alcohol withdrawals last? That depends on a range of considerations. No matter how long the process…

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Detoxing From Alcohol Without Medication

If you develop an addiction to alcohol, you will need to go through a detoxification period before actively participating in substance treatment. People with moderate or severe drinking problems almost inevitably require some sort of medication during detox in order to cope with the discomforting and potentially dangerous symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. However, in some…