Tuesday September 30th 2014

alcohol

Can I drink in recovery?

September 18th, 2014

Many people in recovery wonder whether alcohol is off the table for good. Here we examine what drinking in recovery looks like and see what some recovery resources have to say. Then, we invite your comments and feedback at the end.

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Alcohol detox time

September 16th, 2014

While most cases of acute detox are over within about a week, detox from alcohol can last anywhere from a few hours to several months. We review the common symptoms that can occur, their risks, and the complete time it takes to go through alcohol detox here.

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Help for alcohol withdrawal

September 10th, 2014

Seek 24-7 medical supervision during alcohol withdrawal for diagnosis and treatment of possible severe conditions. Treatments then include oral benzodiazepines, anti-seizure or anti-psychotic medications and fluid intake. More here on where to get help for alcohol withdrawal and what to expect during withdrawal.

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How addiction really affects the family

September 5th, 2014

I decided to interview my family and find out how addiction really affected them. Here's what they had to say...

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How is alcohol abused?

September 1st, 2014

Alcohol abuse = excessive drinking. More than one drink per day for women; more than two drinks daily for men. More here on the limits between healthy and unhealthy drinking, with a section for your questions at the end.

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How can alcohol kill you?

August 28th, 2014

Alcohol can kill you directly or indirectly. Accidents including traffic fatalities, fire, overdose, or injuries are attributed to drinking. But how does alcohol affect body systems? We review here.

Alcohol detox treatment

August 23rd, 2014

Detox from alcohol includes assessment for dependence, use of medications (when necessary) and medical supervision to address symptoms of withdrawal. More on the protocols and treatments during alcohol detox here.

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Alcoholism and blaming others

August 21st, 2014

Each person is responsible for their own actions, including drinking problems: the person who is actually doing the drinking. Get some perspective on the blaming game in alcoholic families here.

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Alcohol withdrawal signs

August 7th, 2014

Signs of alcohol withdrawal can include sweating, agitation, or irregular heartbeat. But what if alcohol withdrawal becomes seriously complicated by seizures or hallucinations? We review the signs of early and late alcohol withdrawal, and the protocols for acute alcohol withdrawal treatment here.

Tolerance to alcohol

August 3rd, 2014

Those who become alcohol-tolerant require more alcohol to manifest the effects of drinking. The development of tolerance is shown by an increase in the amount of alcohol required to produce the desired effects and can indicate the onset of physical dependence. More on developing tolerance to alcohol here.

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