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Signs You Are a High-Functioning Alcoholic

In the United States, many Americans with a substance use disorder are what is called high-functioning alcoholics. The distinctions between them and other alcoholics are worthy of note because it is often harder for people to recognize that someone who is high-functioning is, in fact, an alcoholic. High-functioning alcoholics will claim they do not need…

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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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Physical Side Effects of Alcohol Detox

There is a range of side effects that a person experiences when they stop drinking alcohol. Although the side effects may vary among different individuals with alcohol addiction issues, there are several potential complications or physical side effects of alcohol detox. These side effects of alcohol detox can be effectively managed in a safe and…

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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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How to Have Success in an Addiction Treatment Program

The first step towards your success in substance abuse treatment programs is just choosing to go. Understanding that they offer the best hope of recovery is critical. At Atlanta Detox Center, our substance abuse treatment programs set people up for genuine, long-term recovery. If you or a loved one may benefit from an addiction treatment…

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Can Unsupervised Alcohol Detox Become Deadly?

If you or someone you know is dealing with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, you understand how severe this can be. Because alcohol is legal, many people believe that alcohol addiction is not as bad. Unfortunately, going through alcohol withdrawal can be severe. Therefore, it is a good idea for everyone to avoid unsupervised…

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Convincing a Friend to Enter Alcohol Detox

Mental health, substance abuse, and addiction issues should be taken seriously. Unfortunately, countless people all over the world deal with these issues on their own every day. One of the major challenges of addiction is that this impacts not only the individual but also their family and friends. You may have a friend who has…

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Tips for Having a Sober Summer Vacation

If you have recently visited an alcohol detox center, you are probably looking for ways to maintain your recovery. With the weather warming up, a lot of people are planning their summer vacations. If you are planning on going on vacation this summer, you must place your sobriety first. What type of sober activities can…

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Do I Need an Alcohol Detox Center?

When alcohol takes control, it can be difficult for you to see how much it affects your thoughts and actions. While those who care about you may be warning you about issues in your behavior that trouble them, it’s often easier to blow them off or find rationalizations on why you don’t need to change…