man wondering why do i black out when i drink

Why Do I Black Out When I Drink?

Getting help for addiction to alcohol or drugs can be a daunting task. For many, the process includes taking a look at your own behaviors and asking, “Am I actually an addict or alcoholic?” It turns out blacking out has much more to do with drinking a large amount of alcohol on an empty stomach. Many alcoholics…

woman wondering how to stop addictive behaviors

How to Stop Addictive Behaviors

When you stop addictive behaviors in your life, you can overcome many more seemingly overwhelming situations. The experience of someone struggling with a substance use disorder is often stressful, and the solution is to stop using the substance. However, this is not easy because quitting substance use safely and successfully requires professional help in a…

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Signs of Alcohol Overdose

Alcohol overdose, also known as alcohol poisoning, occurs when users take too much alcohol, increasing its concentration in the body to dangerous levels. The presence of excess alcohol in the blood can cause the shutting down of the brain. Since it is a depressant, alcohol affects both the mind and the central nervous system (CNS),…