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Hosting a Sober Holiday Gathering

The holidays are often celebrated with the toasts and cheers of alcoholic drinks at family or office parties. This can be a challenging time for people who suffer from alcohol use disorder and substance addiction in Georgia and elsewhere. You, a family member, or a friend may be in their recovery process during this special…

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Why Is Alcohol Withdrawal Deadly?

You may have heard that quitting drinking abruptly is potentially deadly. Although death from alcohol withdrawal is uncommon, it is true that in cases of severe alcoholism, several complications can be life-threatening. Before I quit drinking in 2011, I was physically dependent on alcohol. Although physical alcohol addiction is not uncommon, many people with alcohol…

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Celebrating Fourth of July When You’re Detoxing from Alcohol

The Fourth of July is a celebration full of barbecues, fireworks, and, for many, alcohol. Beer, wine, and hard liquor are often part of the party. What should you do if you are detoxing from alcohol during this national holiday? Can you celebrate and still detox from alcohol? Or, do you need to go to…

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The Dangers of Holiday Drinking on Cinco de Mayo

While Cinco de Mayo officially represents a victory by the Mexican army over the French back in 1862, it’s more well-known among many as a drinking holiday. This holiday can be challenging to manage for people dealing with an alcohol dependency or alcohol use disorder. There’s always the potential for you to end up in…

3 stages of alcoholism

What Are the 3 Stages of Alcoholism?

There are 3 stages of alcoholism: early, middle, and end stages. If you are showing signs of alcoholism, as time passes, you become more dependent on alcohol and have a more challenging time quitting. Without a qualified alcohol detox program, it becomes nearly impossible to put down the alcohol for good. At Atlanta Detox Center…

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How Long Does It Take to Detox from Alcohol?

For those wondering how long it takes to detox from alcohol, it depends on a number of factors. For example, if you struggled with alcohol dependence for a long time and had a severe addiction, it may take longer to clean out your body. At Atlanta Detox Center, we offer a comprehensive alcohol detox program…

how does alcohol addiction begin

How Does Alcohol Addiction Begin?

Alcohol addiction may begin with only a single drink. Not everyone who drinks socially and responsibly will develop an alcohol dependence or descend into alcoholism. However, it’s important to understand the different stages of alcohol abuse, so you know when it’s time to get help. At Atlanta Detox Center in Atlanta, Georgia, we provide alcohol…

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Effects of Alcohol on Your Physical and Mental Health

The effects of alcohol are different for every person. You may have a friend who is able to drink a glass of wine each day and never develops an alcohol addiction. You, on the other hand, are experiencing addiction side effects, and you’re unsure what to do about it. Rehab is often the first step…