Thursday March 5th 2015

alcohol

How long does Antabuse stay in your system?

Following a single dose Antabuse, the body may react to any amount of alcohol for up to 14 days. Plus, Antabuse can stay in the body for a long time. More on the metabolism and excretion if Antabuse from the system here.

Is acamprosate effective?

Yes. Acamprosate appears useful in helping people diagnosed with alcohol dependence to stay sober by decreasing cravings. More on its effectiveness and success as a treatment option here.

3 How to treat alcohol withdrawal

Alcohol withdrawal treatment includes management of symptoms using prescription medications. In fact, the primary goals of treating alcohol withdrawal are to prevent seizures and/or delirium tremens and to moderate discomfort related to autonomic instability. More on the treatment of alcohol withdrawal here,

7 gift ideas for someone in addiction recovery

What do you get a person in addiction recovery for The Holidays? A list of timeless favorites here.

Sober holiday party tips from a recovered alcoholic

How can you make it through the holiday season (and its parties) and still stay sober? 5 Tips from a recovered alcoholic here.

Dealing with the holiday "blues" in 12 step programs

If you're in a 12 step program and are practising its principles, how can you cope with triggers of depression during the holidays? Fran Simone has some ideas here.

3 10 ways to stay sober during the holidays

How do you get through the holidays without picking up a drink or getting high? Plan, relax, and set limits. More tips here.

1 Holiday recovery guide: The five W's for a serene season

It's hard to live up to the ideal of the idyllic family holiday atmosphere, especially for individuals and families who deal with substance dependence or addiction. How to survive? No pressure! Just read these 5 steps to help you choose your experiences during the holidays.

7 My loved one is an addict: What do I do?

What to do when you find that first needle, crack pipe, bag of cocaine or stash of pills? The WAY in which you help can change everything. Learn how to cope with the situation by making an assessment. Guidelines here.

4 All things in moderation? Not when it comes to addiction

Is total abstinence too extreme? Is moderation a viable option in addiction treatment? We review here.

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