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Functional Alcoholic vs. Social Drinker

Drinking alcohol is one of humanity’s oldest traditions. Because alcohol is legal, easy to get, and central to many social practices, it’s difficult to tell when social drinking becomes alcoholism. Fortunately, alcohol addiction treatment programs can help. By assessing a drinker’s behaviors, thought patterns, and addiction triggers, alcohol rehab programs provide people with the support…

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Ways to Help an Alcoholic

Witnessing a loved one struggle from abuse of alcohol is one of the most painful experiences anyone can face. The problems that alcohol causes are easily spotted, yet your loved one persists. As a caring person, you probably wonder how to help an alcoholic through an alcohol addiction treatment program. Understand, first, that you can’t…

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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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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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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…