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21 Signs You Might Have a Drinking Problem

There’s a saying that rings true for many people – “If you have to ask if you have a drinking problem, you probably do.” Because addiction is complex, it’s not always clear for individuals with the condition, or for those around them, to know they’ve developed a drinking problem. In many cases, denial can keep […]




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What’s the Difference Between Alcohol Poisoning Symptoms & a Hangover?

For anyone who overindulges with alcohol, it’s important to know the difference between mild alcohol poisoning symptoms and a hangover the next day. One of these conditions is extremely dangerous and can even be fatal, while the other makes for a lousy next day after drinking alcohol. Knowing the signs and symptoms of each, and […]




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What is the Role of Nutrition for Addiction Recovery?

March is National Nutrition Month, so it’s the perfect time to examine the role of healthy eating and nutrition for addiction recovery to be successful, and ultimately long-lasting. Maintaining proper nutrition is one of the most effective ways to live a healthy and productive life. Though this may sound simple and straightforward, it can be […]




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Alcohol Dementia: What We Know About the Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Despite public awareness campaigns that consuming too much alcohol is incredibly unhealthy and a leading cause of issues such as alcohol dementia, more Americans are unfortunately dying as a result of their drinking habits. In 2017, 73,000 people died from alcohol-related illnesses, according to a study conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics. The […]




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Alcoholic Neuropathy: The Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Excessive, long-term alcohol consumption can lead to alcoholic neuropathy, a condition that damages peripheral nerves that send signals between the brain, spinal chord and the rest of the body. Alcoholic neuropathy is one of the most common and undiagnosed conditions among chronic drinkers. Research suggests it effects up to 66 percent of patients suffering from […]




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Can Ketamine Treat Alcohol Addiction or Alcoholism?

For years, Ketamine, a powerful anesthetic sometimes used as an animal tranquilizer, was a favorite of club goers who used the drug illegally because of it’s psychoactive properties. Recreational users generally refer to the drug as “Special K or going down the K Hole.” Ketamine is seeing something of a renaissance in the form of […]




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What Are the 4 Stages of Alcoholism?

The vast majority of people who drink alcohol do not develop an addiction. For some people, however, drinking will always be problematic and should be avoided. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) reports that around 14 million people in the U.S. struggle with alcoholism. Understanding and recognizing the stages that lead to […]




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5 Types of Alcoholism: Understanding the Alcoholic Subtypes

Alcohol is one of the most socially acceptable drugs in the United States and, likely, the world over. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) reports that more than 86 percent of people 18 and older admit to drinking in their lifetime and nearly 60 percent say they had a drink in the […]




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High Functioning Alcoholic: 10 Signs That Booze is a “Behind-the-Scenes” Problem

The popular stereotype of someone suffering from alcoholism is a person that’s lost everything because of the bottle, his or her job, family, health, home and self-respect. Though there might be a grain of truth in that stereotype, the reality, as always, is more complex. Someone who is a high functioning alcoholic, sometimes called a […]




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Panic Attack vs. Anxiety Attack vs. Heart Attack

Though panic attacks, anxiety attacks and heart attacks are three very different things, it’s not always easy to discern the sometimes subtle differences in symptoms while in the midst of any one of these events. Seek immediate medical attention when experiencing sudden chest pain that spreads to other parts of the body, such as the […]




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