woman showing signs of alcohol overdose

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),…

woman experiencing alcohol withdrawal symptoms

Treatments for Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Those who drink excessive amounts of alcohol for a long period of time may have physical and psychological alcohol dependence and may need to enter into an alcohol addiction treatment program. As a result, it could be extremely challenging to cut back or stop consuming alcohol altogether. This is because they might be suffering from…

woman experiencing detox symptoms

Detox Symptoms

Detox symptoms are the signs that a patient exhibits as a result of detoxifying. Patients will show a variety of symptoms. For some, detox symptoms may not be severe and they can manage them while at the comfort of their homes. For others, the symptoms might be so severe. They will need to be under…

woman suffering from alcohol dependence

Understanding Alcohol Dependence

It is not uncommon to use the terms “alcohol dependence” and “alcohol addiction” interchangeably. When that happens, it leads to confusion because, even though these issues are closely related, there are differences. Learn more about what dependence is, how to know if you suffer from it, and reducing the risk factors. Atlanta Detox Center is…

Why is Alcohol Withdrawal Deadly?

Many people 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, there are several complications that can be life-threatening.  Before I quit drinking in 2011, I was physically dependent on alcohol. Although physical alcohol addiction is not uncommon, many…