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How to Quit Drinking Safely

How many mornings–possibly afternoons–have you woken up wondering what happened the night before? Have you asked, “Did I embarrass myself again?” or “How did I wind up here?” If you’re like other people with a drinking problem, you’ve probably tried to quit drinking in the past. Maybe that worked for two weeks or even two…

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How Talk Therapy Impacts Recovery

Human beings have misused drugs for thousands of years. Past civilizations have had cures and interventions for alcoholism and drug abuse, although some weren’t effective. In the 1990s, addiction therapy shifted towards evidence-based treatments. People who are suffering from drug or substance addictions need more than just detoxification and medical interventions. Therapy, specifically talk therapy,…

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Are There Different Types of Psychotherapy?

Although psychotherapy is sometimes called “talk therapy,” it involves much more than just talking. This type of therapy is especially beneficial for people trying to overcome addiction, as it helps them get to the root of their substance abuse problems. Various types of psychotherapy are used in addiction treatment to give clients the tools and…

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Is Alcohol a Depressant?

People drink alcohol for various reasons–to relax, unwind, or be social. In small amounts, many people feel the stimulating effects of drinking, such as being more talkative or energized. So how does this fit in with the standard question, “Is alcohol a depressant?” Alcohol is clearly classified as one type of drug. The effects a…

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The Differences Between Detox vs. Rehab

Drug and alcohol addiction treatment is a scary thought. People who have not been through the process are never sure what to expect. They hear words like detox, therapy, and aftercare and do not know what all of it means. To help clarify some of this information for people wanting help, we thought we would…

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Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcoholism can lead to a number of mental and physical health problems over time. When you are ready to quit the recovery process is a long and challenging road. However, going through alcohol withdrawal is your first step into sobriety. It is a required step if you suffer alcohol dependence. Symptoms of alcohol withdrawal include…

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Is Alcoholism Hereditary?

Alcoholism has affected families for centuries. Millions of people have had to help loved ones struggling with alcohol addiction get the help that they need. Have you looked at your family history and noticed that several relatives had or have drinking problems? Has that made you wonder, “Is alcoholism hereditary?” Researchers have found a complicated…

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Addictive Behaviors That Should Concern You

Addiction can affect anyone, regardless of their background. Many people display signs of addiction when they begin to struggle with dependency. If you are noticing addictive behaviors in yourself or others, help is available. Sometimes it is hard to look at a situation objectively. If you notice that you or a loved one is dealing…