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alcohol detox
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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Alcohol rehab center in Florida
09
Aug

Alcohol Rehab Center in Florida: How to Quit Drinking

In the past year, around the country the rates of people who struggle with substance abuse have been going up. Florida is no exception—more and more people are finding that they are in need of treatment for an alcohol use disorder. However, knowing where to start when it comes to finding the right alcohol rehab...
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18
Jul

Hidden Effects of Chantix and Alcohol on Mental Health

Some people who take Chantix to stop smoking cigarettes have reported that this prescription medication actually assists with lowering the amount of alcohol they’re able (and that they desire) to drink. For people with an alcohol use disorder, combining Chantix and alcohol might sound like a new recovery option to stop smoking and drinking simultaneously. ...
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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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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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15
Mar

Does Alcohol Cause Cancer? Hidden Dangers You Should Know

It’s no secret that alcohol can have a negative consequences for your health, especially if you struggle with a substance use disorder. But exactly how dangerous is alcohol? And does alcohol cause cancer? This article goes through everything you need to know about the risks of drinking alcohol and how to protect yourself from the...
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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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13
Jul

5 Signs of Alcoholism and What to Do Next
Where is the line between casual drinking and an alcohol use disorder?

It can be hard to identify whether you suffer from a substance use disorder, but knowing the signs of alcoholism is a great place to start. Does drinking every weekend count? How much alcohol is too much? Today, we’re answering these questions and more to give you the symptoms and signs of alcoholism. 1. Binge...
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