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Alcohol Addiction Signs In Teens You Need to Know

Alcohol use in teens is a problem of epidemic proportions. Though it doesn’t typically receive as much media coverage as other types of substance use disorders, the presence of alcohol addiction signs in teens can set up a whole generation for significant issues in the future. How Common Is Alcohol Addiction In Teens? You might …

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What is Alcohol Abuse?

Do you know the answer to the question, ‘What is alcohol abuse?’ Do you know whether you or your loved one has an alcohol use disorder? The answers to these and other questions help individuals understand what is alcohol abuse, and how it potentially affects them. The Promises Behavioral Health experienced professionals helps clients and …

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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 have to cause a problem in life. However, it’s essential to understand the alcohol effects on teenagers, because they aren’t necessarily the same as they are on adults. These effects can be much more dangerous than …

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Is Alcohol a Drug?

People often refer to drugs and alcohol, which makes it sound as though alcohol is in a separate category. But some people wonder, is alcohol a drug? The short answer is yes. It affects the body in a number of ways, and can be very detrimental if it’s misused or abused. Fortunately, at Promises Behavioral Health we can …

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Is Your Partner in Danger of Becoming an Alcoholic?

Casual or social drinking is a common form of behavior, and women involved in serious romantic relationships are generally not concerned if their partners imbibe on occasion, even if they themselves are teetotalers. On the other hand, no woman wants to become involved with a full-blown alcoholic, unless perhaps she has a drinking problem of …

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Thyroid Health Affects Alcohol Cravings, Study Finds

An alcohol-dependent individual’s thyroid health appears to have an impact on his or her tendency to crave alcohol and may also serve as an early warning sign for future alcohol-related issues, research suggests. Thyroid Gland and Thyroid Hormones The thyroid gland sits at the base of the neck between the trachea (i.e., windpipe) and the …

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What Influences Quality of Life for Long-Term Recovering Alcoholics?

Alcoholism (known more formally as alcohol dependence) is the well-known addiction characterized by such things as a physical/mental reliance on alcohol consumption and a destructive pattern of alcohol-fueled behavior. After going through the initial stages of alcoholism recovery, people affected by this addiction have a common goal of maintaining their sobriety for the remainder of …

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Alcoholism Rates in Women: Going Up or Down?

As awareness about the depredations of substance abuse grows, we might expect that the rates of drug addiction and alcoholism would be falling concordantly. But while this has been happening with a few illegal drugs, it has not been happening with alcohol, which is by far the most frequently abused mind-altering intoxicant.

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