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...
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.
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Many people who go through substance abuse treatment to overcome their use and dependence to drugs or alcohol often relapse at some point in their life, usually due to stress, anxiety or depression. This doesn't mean that they're sentenced to addiction again but it definitely means they still have work to do on them self to prevent it from happening again.
This can mean they need to see...
Parents and Teens need to take Alcohol Abuse serious, sadly in today’s world more than ever! It’s no wonder that young people experiment and abuse alcohol today, it’s everywhere. How can we expect adolescents and teens to understand and grasp the seriousness of alcohol abuse, binge drinking, driving under the influence and irresponsible alcohol related behavior when adults...Read Full Article
Moms, Please Think Before You Drink! For those who are unfamiliar with the term FASD, it refers to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. This broad term describes a wide range of effects that can and do occur in a person whose mother drank alcohol during her pregnancy. This term includes: Fetal alcohol syndrome Fetal alcohol effects Neurodevelopment alcohol related disorder Alcohol related birth...Read Full Article
When one realizes that no matter how much they may know about theoretical drug problems and alcohol problems, it is still possible to be staring in the face of a full on alcoholic and not know it until after the fact. Alcoholism and drug problems, much like other chronic illnesses, are not things one can identify just by looking at someone’s face. However, if one pays attention there...Read Full Article
Naltrexone is not a drug that is new on the scene. This substance was first approved in 1994 by the FDA to help alcohol abusers safely detox from alcohol. Recently however, naltrexone is being used to treat other conditions. The uses range from its original purpose of alcohol use treatment, to stopping nicotine use decreasing the possibility of kleptomania, heroin use and morphine use and even...Read Full Article
“I haven’t had a drink in two months…I used to tell myself, one drink was ok, now I know that won’t work. I guess I am, um, an alcoholic.” It’s an amazing thing when an inpidual is able to acknowledge and own up to a negative behavior. With alcohol and drug abuse it is usually a difficult thing to do perhaps with alcohol even more so than other recreational...Read Full Article
Korsakoff’s syndrome, which is also known as amnesic-confabulatory syndrome or Korsakoff’s psychosis, is caused by a deficiency of thiamine or vitamin B1 in the brain. The disorder is named after the Russian neuropsychiatrist, Sergei Korsakoff, who discovered and popularized the theory.
How does Korsakoff’s syndrome manifest itself? There are six major symptoms of...
It is widely acknowledged that alcoholism can lead to health problems. The question that can be posed here however, is does anyone know and understand to what extent heavy drinking can affect the body? How about for specific at risk populations? For instance, what happens when pregnant women drinking alcohol? Is eating well, sleeping eight hours a night and maintaining low stress levels enough...Read Full Article