alcohol addiction treatment, woman speaking with therapist

Alcohol Addiction Treatment Signs

Sometimes, one of the most difficult things to do for individuals who are struggling with addiction is to determine whether or not treatment is necessary. This can be a particularly tricky situation to navigate for individuals who suffer from patterned alcohol abuse. Here are some things to consider if you’re attempting to determine whether professional…

psychological dependence, woman rubbing temples in pain

Relief from Psychological Dependence on Drugs

The majority of individuals who struggle with addiction will experience either a physical addiction, psychological dependence, or both. Individuals who become physically addicted to controlled substances build a dependence on that substance. Their body needs that substance, or it will go into withdrawal. Suffering from mental addiction is different but can be no less troublesome.…

Texas rehabilitation centers, group of people sitting in therapy circle

Best Texas Rehabilitation Centers

Recent studies have shown that alcohol is the primary drug of abuse throughout the state of Texas. Texas residents may have noticed an increase in the number of individuals who are seeking treatment at Texas rehabilitation centers because of this. If you or someone you know is considering seeking treatment at a facility in Texas,…

detox centers, two women sitting talking

Best Detox Centers

Once someone realizes that they need addiction treatment, the next step is to find the right program. There are many detox centers available, so finding the right one is not always easy. Each detox center offers a unique environment and a variety of therapies. There are a few traits that the best addiction treatment centers…

relapse prevention, young woman staring out window

This Time I Need Relapse Prevention Tips

After getting out of rehab, people often feel like they are stronger and better able to stay sober than they were before. While this is true to an extent, being clean is not enough to prevent a relapse. Relapse prevention techniques can help patients stay clean and focus on their long-term recovery. Roughly two out…

how to help an alcoholic, man cover the liquor bottle a friend is holding

This is How to Help An Alcoholic

If you’re trying to figure out how to help an alcoholic, you may have a lot of mixed feelings. Helping someone with alcoholism is no easy task, and this makes it extremely difficult if you’re close to the person. When you don’t know the proper way to help someone with alcoholism, you can hurt him…

is alcoholism a disease, man drinking sitting on ground against wall

Is Alcoholism a Disease?

Is alcoholism a disease? Until the 1900s, most doctors and scientists did not believe that alcoholism was a disease. For a long time and in many places still today, alcoholism is considered a moral failing or personality weakness. However, in 1956, the American Medical Association (AMA) declared alcoholism an illness. It took until 1991 for…

am i an alcoholic, man with head at table level staring at his glass of liquor

Am I An Alcoholic?

A long weekend of binge drinking may cause someone to wonder, “Am I an alcoholic?” While a few drinks regularly with a friend does not always mean that someone suffers from alcohol abuse, it is a warning sign. Drinking too much or more than intended are indications that social drinking has become a problem. Alcohol…

a man struggling with signs of alcoholism alcohol addiction

What are the Signs of Alcoholism?

Because alcohol is a largely socially acceptable substance, alcohol addiction tends to start in an innocuous manner. Detecting the signs of alcoholism in yourself or a loved one is not always an easy process. Alcohol abuse also tends to start slowly and progress over a period of time. However, the dangers of alcohol abuse are…

Choose Sobriety

12 Step Program and How It Works

For a long time, I thought that once I got rid of my physical dependence on drugs and alcohol, I would be fine. After multiple rehab experiences and even more relapses, I started to realize that something definitely needed to change. At a subsequent detox and then rehab I learned that my problem centered in…