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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…

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Is Alcohol a Depressant?

Binge drinking and prolonged exposure of your body to alcohol abuse can change behaviors, moods, and physical body functioning. So, is alcohol a depressant? Yes, it is. If you or a loved one are beginning to feel dependent on alcohol, it may be time to reach out to Atlanta Detox Center to begin exploring recovery…

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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…

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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…

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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…