Saturday October 25th 2014

Alcohol

Can alcohol abuse or alcholism cause mental illness?

Experts don’t agree. It is very hard to know if mental illnesses lead to alcoholism or if the physical and social consequences of alcoholism lead to other psychiatric symptoms. More here from psychiatrist Dr. Joel Holiner on the relationship between mental health and alcohol abuse.

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Mixing opiates and alcohol

The risks and dangers of mixing heroin with alcohol include decreased breathing and heart rate. Other effects include dizziness, drowsiness, tremors, and significantly impaired fine motor skills. More on why to avoid mixing alcohol and heroin here.

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Spiritual addiction recovery and treatment

Here, we outline specific strategies of how to magnify God in the process of spiritual addiction recovery and treatment. We welcome your questions and comments at the end.

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What are treatments for alcoholism, alcohol abuse, and alcohol addiction?

Treatment for alcoholism includes a medically supervised detox, medications, and psycho-therapeutic interventions. More on treatment for alcohol abuse or addiction to alcohol here.

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Can I drug test my child or teen?

Yes, you can drug test your child or teen at home. How to set up a home drug testing system to prevent cheating on the drug screen here.

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Can alcohol abuse or alcoholism kill?

Yes. Alcohol abuse and alcoholism are related to over 75,000 deaths each year in the U.S. More here on how alcoholism kills.

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Spiritual healing from addiction – How can I start?

Surrender is the first step to healing your spirit and works in addiction treatment. Addiction is bigger than you and you need God to take it from you. Have faith that deliverance is possible and learn where to start your spiritual journey here.

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Is alcohol addictive?

Yes. Alcohol is addictive. In fact, alcohol can have a high potential for addiction. More here on the addictive quality of alcohol.

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Can I drug test my employees?

Yes. You can drug test your employees. First make sure a written drug policy is in place which follows all federal, state and local laws and regulations pertaining to workplace drug testing. More here on drug testing employees.

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Can alcoholics drink again?

A true alcoholic may want to drink again. But the reality is that a real alcoholic experiences alcohol cravings when they drink, which only leads to a dead end. More here on why alcoholics should aim to remain abstinent instead.

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