Addiction Topic Keyword: Alcoholism (p. 2 of 5)

  • Getting Clean and Staying Sober

    Getting Clean and Staying Sober

    One of the things that makes alcohol such an addictive and dangerous drug is the fact that it is physically as well as psychologically addictive. The hold that alcohol has on the body is also one of the biggest impediment to getting clean, and one of the reasons so many alcoholics and problem drinkers fail to get clean on their own.
    Fortunately there are ways for those problem drinkers and...

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  • Facts About Alcohol

    Facts About Alcohol

    The type of alcohol that is consumed in beverages such as beer, wine, and liquor (sometimes referred to as "spirits") comes from the fermentation of different ingredients. The fermentation process produces but the chemical composition of ethanol is different than that of other types, including isopropyl, the ingredient found in common rubbing alcohol or methanol, which is found in such products...

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  • Is Alcohol Addiction Treatment Necessary?

    Is Alcohol Addiction Treatment Necessary?

    According to the NLM, "alcohol abuse is on the rise." If a person is abusing alcohol, he or she has a chance of becoming addicted, and "in the U.S., about 3 out of 10 people drink at the level that puts them at risk for alcoholism." Because many people see alcoholism as a form of addiction that is not as intense as other drug addiction, they do not always seek treatment when trying to quit. Read Full Article

  • Using Lorazepam to Detox from Alcohol

    Using Lorazepam to Detox from Alcohol

    Alcoholism is a very serious illness. Having a dependence on alcohol can endanger a person's life, and cause serious health complications. When a person has been drinking alcohol for a period of time, and tries to stop, they can experience painful alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Lorazepam for alcohol detox is a common medical approach to treat withdrawals.
    According to the U.S. National...

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  • Can You Take Ativan for Alcohol Withdrawal?

    Can You Take Ativan for Alcohol Withdrawal?

    If you or someone you know is addicted to alcohol, chances are that you are aware that alcohol withdrawal can be a physically and psychologically painful experience. Ativan is a medication belonging to the class of drugs known as benzodiazepines. It is often prescribed for treating anxiety disorders. A doctor can also prescribe a patient Ativan for alcohol withdrawal.
    According to the...

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  • Benefits of Life Skills for Recovering Addicts

    Benefits of Life Skills for Recovering Addicts

    The effects of alcohol and drug addiction are unbelievably crippling to the addicted individual that's why most addicts have such a difficult time with recovery. Alcoholism and drug addiction has a serious impact on a person's life, taking away the abilities they need to achieve abstinence and deal with life when they're clean and sober.
    Individuals dependent on drugs or alcohol don't...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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