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Alcohol Addiction

When do I seek help?

Addiction is a growing problem in society, and with the growth of both prescription medicine and street drugs, it’s become an even more daunting problem in society. For those who use substances or alcohol frequently, it’s often hard to discern if you truly need to “get help.” Here are some important questions you should ask… Read More

How does detoxification work?

It seems counterintuitive to give drugs to people suffering from substance addiction, but this is often necessary to ensure the patient’s safety. Withdrawal symptoms can be so severe that it results in seizures, hyper-excitability, cessation of breathing, and sometimes death. Delirium tremens is said in the medical community to describe severe alcohol withdrawal symptoms that… Read More

What are benzodiazepines?

Benzodiazepines (benzos for short) used to be called “mild or minor tranquilizers.” They’re typically prescribed to patients who suffer from anxiety disorders, and are a classification of drugs that include Xanax, Valium, and Librium. Rohypnol, although not legal in the United States, is also considered a benzodiazepine that is colloquially known as a “date-rape drug”… Read More

What is binge drinking?

Binge drinking is characterized by consumption of a large amount of alcoholic beverages in a short period of time. According to National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, one episode of binge drinking is defined as five drinks for males, and four drinks for females in one single setting. Despite the fact that the drinker… Read More

Can Alcohol Reduce Anxiety & Depression?

Alcohol can help temporarily decrease anxious and depressed feelings. However, the problem with alcohol is that those peaceful feelings tend to fade and anxiety or depression actually worsens over time. Each person’s reaction to alcohol is different. For some, it may only take a few hours for their mood to plummet while others may notice an… Read More

Holiday Season – Avoiding Alcohol Problems

Halloween marks the advent of the holiday season.  Holidays are characterized by parties and many fun activities to indulge in food and drinks. Creating a Plan Whenever family, friends, and work colleagues meet to loosen up and have some fun, drinking may be involved. Holiday celebrations may have us dressing up and the party mood… Read More

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