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Can the Drinking Culture of the Military Lead to Alcoholism?

For most U.S. service members, alcohol is a part of the military experience. A 2019 study of the drinking habits of numerous professions found that members of the military consumed...

Trick or Treat: How to Party without Drugs and Alcohol on Halloween

If your active addiction was focused on going out and making the scene, hanging out with groups of friends and using any excuse to get loaded, then Halloween can be...

Drunk Driver Responsible for 2 Deaths in Hillsborough Had Prior DUIs

Kerry “Jason” Webb, 37, was a long-time employee at an air compressor company. Angelina “Angel” Torrey, 25, was a chiropractor’s assistant. He was the primary caregiver for a teenage girl,...

Went on a Drinking Bender? Here’s What to Do Now

Many adults in the United States drink alcohol on occasion. However, many people drink too much, and they may not realize it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports...

FL Man on Scooter Arrested for DUI

Yes, you can get arrested for DUI while driving a scooter under the influence – or riding a bike, driving a boat, or operating any vehicle. One Florida man learned...

Drinking While Using Vivitrol

Vivitrol is a brand name, extended-release form of the opioid antagonist medication naltrexone. The extended-release form allows it to be administered once every four weeks, in contrast to the daily dosing...

Does Phenobarbital Really Help with Alcohol Withdrawal?

Individuals who develop alcohol use disorders (the clinical term used by the American Psychiatric Association that encompasses alcohol abuse and addiction to alcohol) require help to become abstinent from alcohol. Part of...

Should I Mix Valium and Alcohol?

A vast majority of the American adult population has consumed alcohol at some point. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) publishes that as of the 2015 National Survey on...

Campral and Alcohol Treatment

Alcohol Use Disorder and Relapse Problem drinking comes in many forms, including binge drinking or heavy drinking. These can be destructive, but the most life-altering is alcohol use disorder. This form...

Can Juicing Detox the Liver from Alcohol Abuse?

Most people think of alcohol use disorder, colloquially called alcoholism, when they think of alcohol abuse. However, there are several kinds of alcohol abuse: alcohol use disorder, binge drinking, and heavy...

The Role of Vivitrol in Detox and Treatment

Alcohol use disorder (AUD), once called alcoholism or alcohol addiction, is a condition in which problem drinking or heavy drinking becomes compulsive. If a person’s psychological wellbeing relies on consuming alcohol, and they...

Alcohol Relapse Prevention and Naltrexone

There are a few forms of problem drinking, including heavy drinking and binge drinking, but one of the most serious is alcohol use disorder. Formerly called alcoholism or alcohol addiction, alcohol use disorder (AUD)...

The History of Alcohol in America

Alcohol has been a part of human culture since the dawn of time, and the abuse of alcohol followed shortly thereafter. For generations, societies have struggled to find the balance...

Alcohol Detox and Acamprosate

Acamprosate (trade name Campral) is one of a few medications that are approved by the Food and Drug Administration for treating particular symptoms that occur in alcohol use disorders. Other medications...

Mixing Suboxone and Alcohol

Suboxone is a combination of partial opioid agonist buprenorphine and opioid antagonist naloxone. When used in the treatment of opioid abuse and withdrawal, buprenorphine replaces the primary opioid of addiction by binding...

Naturally Detoxing from Alcohol

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) characterizes alcohol use disorder (AUD) as problematic drinking that has become severe. AUD is further described as a brain disease associated with compulsive drinking, a...

Drinking Just to Blackout

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) reports that there are about 17 million people in the US, ages 18 and older, who have an alcohol use disorder; about 7...

How Long Does Alcohol Poisoning Last? (& Timeline)

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), 16 million adults ages 18 and older had a diagnosable alcohol use disorder, or alcoholism.1 Thousands more people across the...

Why Am I So Hungover?

The scientific name for a hangover is veisalgia and is based on the Norwegian word kveis, which describes an uneasy feeling after debauchery. Drinking is not necessarily debaucherous, but people who are drinking...

Disulfiram: How Does It Help Alcohol Withdrawal?

Statistics from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism show that, in 2014, 87.6 percent of people in the United States, 18 or older, said they have consumed alcohol at some...

Thinking about Drinking in Recovery? Think Again

There is no cure for addiction. That is, medical detox, comprehensive treatment, complementary therapies, holistic care, aftercare, and support groups are all important parts of making the transition from active...

Conquering Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcohol use is prevalent in the United States. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism found that 86.4 percent of individuals 18 and older drank at some point in their lives,...

Detox Drinks: Will They Help?

In some instances, withdrawal symptoms can be incredibly uncomfortable and even debilitating, causing all manner of physical and psychological distress. Many attempts have been made to find shortcuts, but their...

The Dangers of Drinking Too Much Alcohol

The media and heavy-handed marketing campaigns have portrayed alcohol and its use as a means to freedom from boredom, a guaranteed good time, and a positive way to connect with...

What Should a Recovering Alcoholic Avoid?

Recovering from an alcohol use disorder is a difficult process. Individuals should set realistic goals for themselves but should also develop a series of guidelines to structure their recovery. Here...

Do You Need an AA Sponsor?

Taking part in one or more of the many 12-Step meetings that are available across the country is a great way to connect with people in your community who know...

Mixing Adderall and Alcohol

When taking any medication, it is vital to know any potential side effects or negative reactions with foods, other medications, or substances. Some medications explicitly indicate it is not appropriate...

Attending an Inpatient Alcohol Rehab

On a given day in 2013, there were 107,727 people enrolled in inpatient care at American treatment facilities, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reports. Treating alcoholism and alcohol abuse can be...

Medication for Alcoholism

Both inpatient and outpatient programs for alcohol use disorder treatment may prescribe medications to minimize negative side effects during the course of treatment. Clients may be prescribed different types of...

Identify Alcohol Use & Abuse in Young Adults with One Simple Question

It is not easy to connect with kids who are struggling with an alcohol use problem or at risk for such a disorder, especially for providers who only see them...

Do All Alcoholics Have to Quit Drinking to Find Balance?

Making the choice to avoid alcohol in any form and creating a new lifestyle based on this foundational principle is a huge transition for people who are diagnosed with an...

Dangers of Mixing Xanax and Alcohol

Xanax Xanax, also known by its generic name alprazolam, is a short-acting tranquilizer in the family of benzodiazepines. It is one of the most commonly prescribed, and therefore easily accessible, medications...

Alcohol Detox and Withdrawal Timelines

In 2012, 17 million adults age 18 and older were diagnosed with alcohol use disorder. For individuals wishing to seek treatment for alcohol dependence, the thought of an extensive medical detox...

Signs of Alcoholism

Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States, with over 17.6 million individuals either abusing it or dependent on it, according to the National Council on Alcoholism...

The Physical Effects of Alcohol Abuse

According to the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, about 60.9 million people in the US binged on alcohol regularly, and 16.3 million reported heavy alcohol use. This type of...

Understanding Wet Brain Syndrome

What is Wet Brain? Wet brain is a condition in which a person becomes malnourished in vitamin B-1, also known as thiamine. This nutrient is important to brain function, and continued...

Do All Alcoholics Have to Quit Drinking to Find Balance?

Making the choice to avoid alcohol in any form and creating a new lifestyle based on this foundational principle is a huge transition for people who are diagnosed with an...

Getting Help for Alcohol Abuse and Addiction

Unlike many intoxicating substances, such as cocaine, heroin, or ecstasy, alcohol is part of daily life for millions of Americans. Whether or not a person actually drinks alcohol, or drinks...

Does Laziness Increase the Risk of Alcoholism?

Not only does a sedentary lifestyle increase the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and early death, it appears to also increase the risk of the development of an alcohol use...

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