Addiction Topic Keyword: Alcohol (p. 7 of 14)

  • Why is Recovery so Difficult for Some Addicts?

    Why is Recovery so Difficult for Some Addicts?

    If you've never had a problem with drugs or alcohol, it's probably quite hard for you to imagine what difficulties may lie ahead for a person during their recovery from substance abuse or addiction and this is understandable. It's not easy to put into words just how challenging and hard recovery can be unless you've been there and unfortunately the more chronic the addiction, the harder it can be...

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  • Is Your Drink Spiked?

    Is Your Drink Spiked?

    Learn from others and never let your beverage out of your sight. A close relative of mine has been a member of Alcoholics Anonymous for many years now and has had the opportunity numerous times to sponsor and help many people during their recovery. He seemed down when I talked to him not long ago and I asked him what was wrong.
    He said one of the members he has been sponsoring for more than...

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  • Information Associated With Alcohol Consumption

    Information Associated With Alcohol Consumption

    Problem drinking and alcoholism are also commonly linked with other forms of addiction. Many people that do seek help for gambling or drug addiction also have a drinking problem or, are alcohol dependent. According to data from Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS), almost 40% of the admissions for substance abuse treatment report Alcohol and Drug combinations.
    The effects of alcohol are...

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  • Terms Used When Referring to Substance Abuse

    Terms Used When Referring to Substance Abuse

    Many different terms are used that may be difficult for a person to understand sometimes when we talk about drugs and substance abuse. Below you will find brief descriptions for some of the terms used when we reference them in our articles and blogs.
    Club Drugs (Party Drug) - The term club drug is used to describe various drugs that are abused by many young people today recreationally....

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  • Mistaken Beliefs Surrounding Substance Abuse and Recovery

    Mistaken Beliefs Surrounding Substance Abuse and Recovery

    There are many different misconceptions pertaining to problem drinking, drug addiction and substance abuse treatment and hopefully many mistaken beliefs and myths can be put to rest for people with questions regarding addiction and recovery.
    Today there are so many young and older people who really do need to seek help for their alcohol or drug abuse before they become chronically addicted...

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  • Drinking Patterns Associated With Alcohol Consumption

    Drinking Patterns Associated With Alcohol Consumption

    It's not abnormal for a person with a drinking problem to deny the fact that their use of alcohol is having a negative impact on their life. Many people who are dependent on alcohol have distorted views of what an alcoholic is. They see themselves as normal functional people who like to drink because alcoholics are usually homeless dysfunctional people living on the streets.
    Don't get me...

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  • PTSD and Dual Diagnosis

    PTSD and Dual Diagnosis

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a very serious and emotional mental disorder that's brought on by a very traumatic and stressful situation or experience. People suffering from PTSD have either personally been involved with a traumatic event or have witnessed a very disturbing incident.
    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can occur at any age and there are...

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  • Underage Drinking Information

    Underage Drinking Information

    Most parents and caregivers are very diligent today trying to stay a step ahead of their children when it comes to underage drinking and substance abuse. They talk with their young children and teens about the dangers involved with drug use as well as the illegal aspect of underage drinking and using drugs.
    It isn't easy being a parent or caregiver today nor is it easy being a kid growing...

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  • Preventing Underage Drinking

    Preventing Underage Drinking

    Underage drinking is becoming a serious problem. The reason for this is because it is becoming increasingly easy for teens and children to get a hold of alcohol by way of various means. High school parties, for example, are allowing teenagers to get access to alcohol much more easily than ever before. You cannot be next to your teen all the time so there is no way to completely prevent them from...

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  • Holistic Substance Abuse Programs

    Holistic Substance Abuse Programs

    Choosing the right type of substance abuse program to meet your needs is vitally essential. There are a wide variety of different types of substance abuse programs to choose from, including:   Long Distance Programs Local Programs Residential Programs Inpatient Programs Outpatient Programs Long Term Programs Short Term Programs Therapy and Counseling Programs...

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