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alcohol abuse
19
Oct

What Are Alcohol Shakes? The Process of Alcohol Withdrawal

When a person struggling with chronic or long-term alcohol abuse quits drinking, they often experience alcohol tremors—uncontrollable shaking, usually in the hands. These alcohol tremors are also known as alcohol shakes. And a problem in the area of the brain that controls the body’s muscles is what causes these issues. Alcohol shakes, as evident by...
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04
Oct

Why You Shouldn’t Mix Ambien and Alcohol

Ambien is the brand name for the prescription drug called zolpidem. Sometimes referred to as a “downer,” Ambien is a hypnotic drug that is typically prescribed for sleep disorders such as insomnia. The drug works by sedating your central nervous system and inducing a deep state of relaxation and sleep. Many people who suffer from...
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17
Sep

Living With an Alcoholic Narcissist

Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a diagnosable mental disorder in which people have an inflated ego, unwarranted feelings of grandiosity and importance, a need for excessive attention, and a lack of empathy for others. For individuals with narcissists in their personal life, this can be extremely difficult and emotionally draining. The situation can become much...
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how long can a hangover last
13
Sep

How Long Can a Hangover Last? The Science Behind Hangovers

Most people have, at some point in their lives, had too much to drink one night, and woken up the next day with a pounding head full of regret. Hangovers are so common that we can find references going back to the first century CE—Pliny the Elder prescribed two owl eggs, taken neat, as a...
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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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