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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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Mocktail Ideas for an Alcohol-Free Holiday

The holidays can be challenging. Family stress, economic pressure, and winter weather can bring many people more stress than joy during the last months of the year. For those in recovery, the holidays can be especially hard. Social drinking, holiday beverages, and the desire to drink all increase during holiday stress. For those who want…

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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…

the dangers of holiday drinking on cinco de mayo

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…

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How Does Alcohol Addiction Begin?

Alcohol addiction may begin with only a single drink. Not everyone who drinks socially and responsibly will develop an alcohol dependence or descend into alcoholism. However, it’s important to understand the different stages of alcohol abuse, so you know when it’s time to get help. At Atlanta Detox Center in Atlanta, Georgia, we provide alcohol…