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dual diagnosis
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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national first responder day
11
Oct

National First Responders Day: Taking Care of Our Heroes

In a crisis, everyone relies on first responders. But who can first responders turn to in a crisis? That’s the question we’re answering for this year’s National First Responders Day, October 28th. These individuals put their health and wellbeing on the line, so we’re saying thank you to first responders and discussing the real issues...
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27
Sep

How to Detox Your Body from Drugs: What Works?

Sometimes, you need to get harmful substances out of your system. And whether it’s a drug detox or alcohol detox, you probably want to detox quickly. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation about the detoxification process, which can make it harder to know what to do. So if you’re not sure how to detox...
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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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16
Aug

Outpatient Mental Health Care vs. Inpatient: Which Is Better?

When you’re looking for mental health care, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by choice. In particular, many people struggle with identifying what type of treatment they need. And unfortunately, when people aren’t sure of how to get help, they sometimes end up skipping treatment altogether. That’s why it’s so important to understand the differences between...
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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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stages of addiction
05
Jul

What Are the Stages of Addiction?

Becoming addicted to drugs or alcohol is not something that happens overnight. Instead, there are stages of addiction from the very first time somebody uses drugs or alcohol to when the addiction requires professional treatment.  But what exactly are these stages of addiction? And how can you successfully get through them to reach the end...
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27
Jun

Mental Illness List: Common Conditions and Treatments

A complete mental illness list is helpful to understand common mental health disorders that people struggle with in the United States, but finding a comprehensive list isn’t always easy. This is because there are more than 100 mental health conditions defined by the DSM-5, each with their own symptoms and treatment options. That’s why we’re...
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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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