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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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Hosting a Sober Holiday Gathering

The holidays are often celebrated with the toasts and cheers of alcoholic drinks at family or office parties. This can be a challenging time for people who suffer from alcohol use disorder and substance addiction in Georgia and elsewhere. You, a family member, or a friend may be in their recovery process during this special…

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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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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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National Vodka Day: A National Obsession with Alcohol

National Vodka Day Today is National Vodka Day. Yes, you read that right. National Vodka Day.  Lately, it seems that every day is “national something or other” day. Americans always find something to celebrate.  It comes as no shock, in a culture fixated on drinking, that many “holidays” often revolve around some type of alcohol.…

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Alcohol Awareness Month and Alcohol Detox Near Atlanta

Do you know the dangerous side effects of alcohol? Alcohol Awareness Month (April) is a resource implemented by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and sponsored by National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. The goal is to spread the word about strategies for preventing alcohol dependence. Did you know there are roughly…