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 […]

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 […]

Interventions for Alcohol Abuse

Intervention for Alcohol Abuse

Intervention for Alcohol Abuse Intervention for alcoholism is among the most common types of interventions worldwide. Many families and relationships around the world suffer from a person who struggles with alcohol abuse. As such, interventions are a way for family and friends to confront the alcoholic in their life with caring concern and offer help. […]

Defining Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)

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Withdrawal refers to any acute symptoms individuals experience after they discontinue drug use in their battle with drug addiction.  Withdrawal portrays a series of symptoms that can come and go at unexpected times. Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome, however, can affect a person long after physical withdrawal symptoms end. Post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS) symptoms may last for […]

Inhalant Drugs

An inhalant is a vapor made up of various chemicals where consumption happens by being inhaled through the mouth or nose. These include gases, aerosol sprays, cleaning products, and so forth. The effects of these types of addictive inhalant drugs range from an alcohol-like high to intense euphoria, and even vivid hallucinations. Such effects can […]

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 […]

Influence Of Methamphetamine

Methamphetamine is a psychostimulant that produces effects in users similar to that of cocaine and doctor prescribed stimulants

How do I know if someone is under the influence of methamphetamine? Methamphetamine, better known as “Meth” is a stimulant that produces effects in users similar to that of cocaine and doctor prescribed stimulants. The abuse of this powerfully addictive drug will lead to deadly consequences. This stimulant dependency ranks among the all-time most difficult […]

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 […]