depression and alcoholism

How Depression Can Impact Alcoholism

Mental health problems like depression can occur at the same time as alcohol abuse. In fact, the two have such a strong connection in some people that getting treatment for one requires simultaneous treatment for the other. Getting concurrent care for depression and alcoholism could improve your outcome from the treatment for both. Reach out…

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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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Alcohol Abuse And Loneliness

There is a difference between being alone and loneliness. Loneliness is a negative state of existence that includes being alone and having an inner void or loss. When lonely, you may feel rejected, unloved, ignored, or excluded. These feelings can lead to depression and other negative thoughts that may make it difficult to connect with…

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Legal Consequences Of Drunk Driving

Whether you get convicted for driving under the influence (DUI) or not, drunk driving poses a threat to your safety as well as other road users. Most states have stringent rules against driving under the influence of alcohol to make it less appealing. The consequences of a DUI charge are costly, time-consuming, and could attract…

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Underage Drinking Statistics

Though legally, the drinking age in America is 21, many people indulge in underage drinking. What they might not know is that they could be exposing themselves to numerous short and long-term health risks. How widespread is it, and what are its potential dangers? We aim to answer these and more questions. Contact Serenity House…

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Addressing Workplace Alcoholism

Research has revealed that millions of adults reported having binge drank in the past 30 days. Many have admitted to heavy alcohol usage, which often points to alcohol addiction. While there is limited information on workplace alcoholism, unhealthy drinking behaviors are likely to spill over into the workplace. Most alcohol consumers try to keep their…

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Binge Drinking in Young Adults

Binge drinking and alcohol abuse is a problem for old and young people in the United States. However, this growing issue is particularly problematic among young adults, who may suffer its detrimental effects more harshly. Young people are prone to binge drinking for several reasons. Let’s look at how binge drinking works and why it’s…

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Spotting Alcoholism in the Workplace

Alcoholism in the workplace is a significant challenge for the worker, their colleagues, and superiors alike. The term ‘functioning alcoholic’ is a misnomer, considering the increased risks of being under the influence in the workplace. Learn how Serenity House Detox Houston can help you recognize the symptoms of alcohol use disorder in the workplace. Then,…

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Dangers of Alcoholism in Old Age

A large number of seniors report binge drinking or drinking 4-5+ drinks in 2 hours at least once in the last 30 days. Furthermore, other seniors report heavy drinking, meaning that they’ve binge drank on five or more occasions or more in the past 30 days. Learn the dangers of substance abuse, especially alcohol, among…

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Identifying When You Have a Drinking Problem

Like many adults, you may enjoy relaxing with a favorite alcoholic beverage at times. Maybe you started with a glass of wine after work some evenings. Gradually, you added a glass or two on weekend afternoons. Or, perhaps you don’t drink that often, but when you do, you tend to overdo it. You rationalize this…