Alcohol Detox

Alcohol Detox     What is Alcohol Detox? According to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), alcohol detox starts to happen surprisingly quickly after one hasn’t taken a drink—usually within 8-72 hours.  Also, alcohol detox (alcohol withdrawal symptoms) will usually occur whether you are in a formal, alcohol detox program—or if you just cannot […]

Alcohol Withdrawal

  What are Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms & when do they Happen? If you drink a lot of alcohol in a short period, you are likely to have alcohol withdrawal symptoms.  And, if you are chronically dependent on alcohol, you have about a 50/50 percent chance of having one or more signs of Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium […]

Alcoholism in the Family

alcoholism in family

Life with an alcoholic can over time become a world of chaos since they believe that they are unable to function properly without having drinking. For some with alcoholism in the family they may become violent or have a series of mood swings if they are not in a position to consume alcohol. Alcoholism in […]

What are The Signs of Liver Damage From Alcohol

First Signs of Liver Damage From Alcohol

Sings of liver damage from alcohol. While we all consume alcohol at one point or another whether socially or in the comfort of your own home, that is fine, the real problem, however, starts when addiction to alcohol is developed. Make no mistake Alcohol is a Drug.  Drinking large amounts of alcoholic beverages on a […]

Intervention for Alcoholism

Intervention for Alcohol Abuse

Intervention for Alcoholism Intervention for alcoholism is among the most common types of interventions worldwide. Alcoholics are often stubborn to deal with and continuously deny their drinking problem. Since alcohol is legal, this makes it even harder for the alcoholic to view their use as an issue. Alcohol is a Drug and can cause major […]

Defining Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)

withdrawal-syndrome

Withdrawal refers to any prolonged symptom an individual experiences after they have ended their battle with drug addiction and may experience a series of symptoms that come and go at unexpected times. Each episode of the post acute withdrawal symptom (PAWS) may last for hours, days or even up to a year. Symptoms of withdrawal […]

Is Alcohol a Drug?

Is Alcohol a Drug

Many people wonder “Is Alcohol a Drug?” The answer is yes. Alcohol is a drug. Though it is a drink rather than a pill, the harsh reality is that alcohol is, in fact, a drug and it begins with tolerance. That is, the more you drink, the less susceptible your body becomes to its effects. The […]

Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Alcohol Abuse And Alcoholism What is the difference Between Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism? There is a difference between being a casual drinker and a full-blown alcoholic. It is no doubt we all have enjoyed 1 or 2 drinks when we are out enjoying ourselves with friends, but the key is to know when enough is […]

Signs of Alcoholism

Alcoholism - Top 10 Warning Signs That You Are An Alcoholic

There are many warning signs of alcoholism. Knowing the warning signs that you or your loved one may be an alcoholic will help you better understand the disease of alcoholism. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism report an estimated 88,000 people die each year in the United States evidently as a result of alcoholism […]