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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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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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Women and Alcoholism

While alcoholism has perhaps traditionally been considered a more prevalent problem among men, alcoholism is an equal opportunity disease. But women and alcoholism are, in many ways, much different than their male counterparts. Researchers across the spectrum of alcohol prevention, treatment, education, and outreach continue to study alcohol’s effects on women, whether different treatment protocols …

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Is Alcoholism Hereditary?

Alcoholism is a disease that doesn’t discriminate, meaning that anyone is prone to developing the condition during their lifetime. Alcoholism can also progress rapidly, especially if you are at a higher risk for developing addiction. Certain biological and environmental factors can increase your chances of suffering from alcoholism. But is alcoholism hereditary? Just because alcohol …

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Alcohol and Depression

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Problems associated with alcohol and depression are closely correlated. People who suffer from depression may turn to alcohol as a form of self-medication. Long-term use may result in dependency. Every time a person gets depressed, they may reach for the bottle to cope with the symptoms of their condition. Alcohol abuse can, in turn, intensify …

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How to Stop Drinking

Since alcohol is lawful to purchase and consume in the United States, it is more accessible than other substances like cocaine, opiates, and benzodiazepines. Even though alcohol is legal, it poses the risk of physical dependency, making many of those struggling with a drinking problem wonder how to stop drinking. Alcohol is the most commonly …

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Why is Alcohol Addictive?

Alcoholism is one of the largest problems in the United States, but it is one that sometimes gets ignored or minimized. People sometimes don’t realize the danger of alcohol because of its legality and easy access. People may think it’s harmless and that drinking will pose no risk for them. However, millions of people die …

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Do Alcohol Cravings Increase Over Time in Abstinent Drinkers?

New research from a team of Chinese scientists indicates that alcohol craving levels in alcohol-dependent drinkers who establish abstinence rise significantly over a period of a couple of months. People who feel strong urges or cravings for alcohol between drinking sessions are commonly at risk for developing a diagnosable case of alcohol use disorder (alcoholism …

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