7 tips on how to get and stay sober from author and licensed psychotherapist, Michael Pond…and the reasons why you might want to consider buying, “The Couch of Willingness”, his new book.
Alcohol can affect on multiple physical systems of the body. Not to mention the mental side effects. We review the body systems affected by alcohol here, and invite your questions about alcohol effects at the end.
Are you feeling out of control in your life with an addict? Here, we offer practical tips to help pull you out of the franticness of codependency and worry/fear/anxiety.
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.
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.
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.
I decided to interview my family and find out how addiction really affected them. Here’s what they had to say…
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.
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.
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.