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alcohol abuse
Ethanol Abuse
26
Jul

What Is EtOH? Ethanol Abuse in 2021

EtOH is an abbreviation or acronym used to describe ethyl alcohol, the clear liquid used in cleaning products, antiseptics, and alcoholic beverages. This terminology is often found in academic or medical publications when referring to alcohol, grain alcohol, or ethyl alcohol in its purest form. In addition, while the chemical abbreviation of EtOH is accurate,...
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14
Jun

Myth vs. Fact: Is Drinker’s Nose a Real Condition?

There’s often a specific way that alcoholics are portrayed in the media: bumbling, flushed, and with a characteristic red nose. If you look up pictures of this characteristic, you’ll see a variety of red, bumpy, swollen faces. This is known as a drinker’s nose. Other names for it include whiskey nose, gin nose, and drunk...
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07
Jun

How to Get Addiction Help in St. Cloud, Florida

Florida is known for its sunshine and warmth, but sometimes, there are deeper issues going on under the surface. Unfortunately, thousands of Florida residents face a life-threatening struggle with addiction each and every day. If you are one of these people, you might be wondering how to get addiction help near you. Below, we answer...
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05
Apr

Alcoholic Eyes: Symptoms, Outlook, and Treatment

Many people are familiar with the effects that alcohol can have on things like the brain and liver, but studies show that the consequences of drinking can actually impact your eyesight as well. The term “alcoholic eyes” refers to the ways in which your eyes can be harmed by alcohol consumption. Below, we look into...
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01
Mar

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Statistics and Efficacy

Due to increased stress caused by the coronavirus pandemic, more than 81,000 people experienced fatal overdoses between May of 2019 and May 2020, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With such high overdose death rates, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) could save countless lives by helping them safely detox from addictive substances like alcohol,...
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11
Jan

Addiction Recovery Support from Rehab to Lifelong Sobriety

With a sigh of relief, we said goodbye to 2020 and hello to a fresh start with 2021. This is the time that we often set our sights on changing for the better by committing to choices that are healthier both physically and mentally. If substance use crept into your life in 2020 and you...
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04
Jan

Sober Living Activities to Help You Avoid Relapse

Getting sober isn’t easy by any stretch, but it’s certainly simpler than long-term sober living. While drug and alcohol treatment can lay the groundwork for your addiction recovery, lifelong sobriety is a choice you have to make every day. And the kind of lifestyle you lead can go a long way in making that choice...
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21
Dec

What Happens When You Stop Drinking? A Sobriety Timeline

As any addiction expert will tell you, there are profound physical, emotional, and psychological effects of alcohol. With long-term use, the effects of alcohol on the brain can change the amount of neurotransmitters in your brain, thus changing your moods and thought processes. If you’re considering alcohol addiction treatment, you might rightly wonder, what happens...
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23
Nov

How to Stop Drinking and Driving During the 2020 Holidays

Drinking while driving is a year-round threat, but it can be especially dangerous during the holidays. That’s why Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is putting on their Tie One on for Safety event from now until the end of the year. This seasonal event encourages everyone to take steps to stop their loved ones from...
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09
Nov

The Most Common Addictions in Florida

If you are struggling with addiction, know that you are not alone. Having an addiction to drugs and alcohol is a serious problem for countless people in the United States. In the state of Florida alone, thousands of people require treatment for a substance use disorder each year. With so many different types of addiction...
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