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Effects of Alcohol on Your Physical and Mental Health

The effects of alcohol are different for every person. You may have a friend who is able to drink a glass of wine each day and never develops an alcohol addiction. You, on the other hand, are experiencing addiction side effects, and you’re unsure what to do about it. Rehab is often the first step…

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Why Do I Black Out When I Drink?

Getting help for addiction to alcohol or drugs can be a daunting task. For many, the process includes taking a look at your own behaviors and asking, “Am I actually an addict or alcoholic?” It turns out blacking out has much more to do with drinking a large amount of alcohol on an empty stomach. Many alcoholics…

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Binge Drinking in Georgia

Heavy and problematic drinking behaviors take many different forms, but in the United States, the most costly and deadly form is binge drinking. Experts say that the prevalence of binge drinking in social situations is considered a public health crisis. Binge drinking is one form of excessive drinking which, according to the Centers for Disease Control and…

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Should You Really Detox Before Rehab?

You’ve bravely decided to get help for your drug or alcohol abuse. Understanding the process can seem a little bewildering. It might even raise an important question: should you really detox before rehab? The answer can be tricky, given differences in various drugs.  Often, detox before rehab is the best sequence to follow for long-term…