a woman sad wondering is alcohol a depressant

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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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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The Difficulty of Alcohol Withdrawal

An alcohol withdrawal period may occur when a person stops or reduces drinking after doing it for a prolonged time. Withdrawal is more likely to occur in heavy drinkers or those who have formed an alcohol dependence. Many people are under the impression that quitting alcohol is easy, but in fact, it can be one…

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Dangers of Mixing Adderall and Alcohol

Mixing Adderall and alcohol is a risky habit. Adderall, often used to treat Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), is a stimulant. Alcohol is a depressant. When taken together, each drug cancels out the effects of the other. When this happens, the person who’s mixing the two may accidentally overdose on one or both. If you’re currently…

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CBT vs DBT

Serenity House Detox Houston uses a number of psychotherapy techniques to treat our clients with substance abuse disorders. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) are evidence-based treatments. CBT and DBT have proven most effective in helping our guests overcome addiction. If you are seeking guidance on your journey to recovery, we can help.…