Addiction Topic Keyword: Alcohol (p. 5 of 14)

  • Substance Addiction Detoxification

    Substance Addiction Detoxification

    Individuals who have become addicted to substances such as drugs and alcohol may have to come to terms with quitting this substance in dealing with intense withdrawal symptoms which may affect them physically, emotionally or psychologically. The process of withdrawal from their drug of choice can be extremely unpleasant and painful which is where drug detoxification comes in.
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  • Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome Symptoms

    Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome Symptoms

    Individuals who have been drinking alcohol excessively for a long period of time and decide to suddenly stop drinking; they may experience a variety of moderate to severe symptoms which are directly related to alcohol withdrawal. Any time someone quits a substance such as alcohol cold turkey without first gradually minimizing the amount of alcohol they consume, they will go through alcohol...

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  • Inpatient Rehab Treatment for Alcohol and Drug Addiction

    Inpatient Rehab Treatment for Alcohol and Drug Addiction

    Inpatient treatment is full time therapy and counseling for people that are heavily dependent and addicted. Typically, this is around 21 to 45 days of sleeping, eating and working on personal and intrapersonal issues that are related to substance abuse. Many inpatient substance abuse programs also offer 12-Step groups and other support groups for their clients during treatment.
    There are...

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  • Five Determining Signs and Symptoms Associated with Alcohol Addiction

    Five Determining Signs and Symptoms Associated with Alcohol Addiction

    There are many different signs and symptoms associated with alcoholism which involves alcohol abuse, physical dependence, tolerance and withdrawal according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD). The following factors listed below can help to determine if a person's an alcoholic.
    Tolerance takes place first, this occurs when a person's reaction to alcohol...

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  • What is Drug and Alcohol Detox?

    What is Drug and Alcohol Detox?

    Detoxification (detox) is the process of removing toxic substances that have accumulated throughout the body during the duration of substance abuse. When a person decides to quit drinking or using drugs, detoxification is often a step they have to take if their habitual use has led to addiction. Fear of detox is one of the reasons many people are reluctant to seek help for their addiction, some...

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  • Supporting Friends and Family During Addiction Recovery

    Supporting Friends and Family During Addiction Recovery

    How can one go about supporting a loved one or friend in their recovery from alcohol dependence or drug addiction? It's important to understand that addiction is a disease that can affect anyone. A person doesn't have to be genetically predisposed or have grown up in a risky unhealthy environment to become dependent on alcohol or addicted to drugs.
    Potentially anyone can struggle with...

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  • What is Alcohol Addiction

    What is Alcohol Addiction

    Alcohol addiction is the unfortunate result of drinking excessively and letting yourself lose control. When you start abusing alcohol by drinking often, it can lead to addiction if you continue behaving this way. Your body gets depending on the alcohol and will therefore act negatively without it.
    When you start experiencing withdrawal symptoms like headaches, anxiety, depression, and...

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  • Description of Outpatient and Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment

    Description of Outpatient and Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment

    Both outpatient and inpatient substance abuse programs are very effective for individuals needing alcohol or drug treatment, but it's often hard for a person to determine which option would be the most beneficial in helping them personally reach long-term sobriety. Everyone that suffers from alcohol or drug addiction is different.
    The type of treatment needed to reach and maintain lasting...

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  • How to Determine if Someone's an Alcoholic?

    How to Determine if Someone's an Alcoholic?

    Alcohol can be very destructive it affects every organ in the body and can lead to alcoholism which is a long-term chronic disease. Also referred to as alcohol addiction or alcohol dependence, alcoholism is a pattern of heavy drinking that can lead to serious life-threatening illnesses, relationship problems, career problems, legal problems, and preventable injuries and deaths caused by vehicle...

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  • Teenage Substance Abuse

    Teenage Substance Abuse

    Whether parents have talked with their children about alcohol and drug use or not, many teenagers will try tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs or other substances. Some teenagers will try one or more of them once or even a few times then stop but others like the way the substance makes them feel and are unable to control the urge to use them again.
    Not only is the use of alcohol and abuse of...

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