woman thinking about detox before rehab

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…

man showing signs of alcoholism

Should Families Worry About the Signs of Alcoholism?

It is not uncommon for alcoholism to be referred to as a family disease. It also is not uncommon to wonder why that is the case. The main reason is that when someone is an alcoholic, it affects everyone else in the family. That means the person suffering from alcoholism is not the only one…

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…