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Alcoholism

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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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What Are the Main Alcohol Effects on Teenagers?

Drinking alcohol is a ubiquitous thing to do. When it’s done in moderation by people over 21, it doesn’t always cause problems. However, it’s essential to understand alcohol’s effects on teenagers because they aren’t necessarily the same for adults. The effects of alcohol on teens can be much more dangerous than most people realize. Moreover, …

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How Much Does Rehab Cost?

How much does rehab cost? The cost of rehab is variable, depending on both the type of program that you’re going to as well as your insurance plan. An inpatient rehab center will naturally be more expensive than an outpatient rehab center, and most additional services provided during an inpatient stay can incur more expense. …

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Is Alcoholism Hereditary?

People often say that alcoholism doesn’t discriminate—regardless of age, race, or gender, anyone can form a dependency on alcohol. Despite that, however, it’s just as commonly said that alcoholism “runs in the family,” but how, or where, does it actually run? While certain biological and environmental factors can increase your chances of developing an alcohol …

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Do Anti-Alcohol Drugs Work?

In the fight against alcoholism, anti-alcohol drugs can be a powerful tool. Like Prozac was to depression 30 years ago, anti-alcohol drugs are changing the way mental health and medical professionals are treating alcohol addiction. As researchers dive deeper into understanding how these drugs work, evidence shows that each drug is best suited for specific …

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Do Genetics Play a Role in Hangovers and Addiction?

“Hangover” is the widely used term for a collection of short-term side effects that can appear after a person consumes excessive amounts of alcohol. Previous research has shown that drinkers who frequently experience these side effects are more likely to eventually receive a diagnosis for alcohol use disorder (alcohol abuse/alcoholism) than drinkers who typically don’t …

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Physiological Effects of Alcohol

Alcohol has both physiological and psychological effects. One of the things that can help greatly with dealing with long-term psychological effects is an EMDR therapy program. The physiological effects of alcohol often require a medical doctor if they continue for too long. The physiological effects of alcohol fall into both short-term and long-term categories. Just a …

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April Is Alcohol Awareness Month

With April being National Alcohol Awareness Month, it is time to bring attention to alcohol addiction and what can be done to help those who are struggling. Since alcohol is legal, consumed in many social settings, and can be relatively harmless when used in moderation, it may be a bit challenging to determine if alcohol …

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