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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…

a woman suffers from psychological dependence

What Is Psychological Dependence?

The complexity of dealing with addiction involves more than a client’s physical need for drugs or alcohol. Psychological dependence is about how substance abuse affects your behavior and ability to function. When it comes to substance abuse treatment programs, Atlanta Detox Center prides itself on how it approaches the issue of helping clients deal with…

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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…

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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),…

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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…

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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…