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4 Is alcoholism a disease?

Is alcoholism a disease?

February 16th, 2013

Some say yes. Some say no. But alcoholism definitely affects your health of body and mind. More on alcoholism as a disease here.

9 Abstinence vs. harm reduction

Abstinence vs. harm reduction

January 5th, 2013

Is abstinence the only way to recovery from alcohol addiction? What about harm reduction? And is there room for both approaches? We review these two treatments for alcoholism here.

1 Sobriety and depression

Sobriety and depression

January 4th, 2013

Living for sobriety will change your life. What can you expect in sobriety if clinical depression is present? More here.

4 Can alcohol abuse or alcholism cause mental illness?

Can alcohol abuse or alcholism cause mental illness?

December 23rd, 2012

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.

6 Mixing opiates and alcohol

Mixing opiates and alcohol

December 21st, 2012

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.

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

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

December 9th, 2012

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

2 Can alcohol abuse or alcoholism kill?

Can alcohol abuse or alcoholism kill?

December 3rd, 2012

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

6 Is alcohol addictive?

Is alcohol addictive?

November 25th, 2012

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

7 Can alcoholics drink again?

Can alcoholics drink again?

November 21st, 2012

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.

2 How does alcohol work?

How does alcohol work?

November 13th, 2012

Alcohol absorbs into the bloodstream via the stomach and small intestine. How does alcohol work to affect the nervous system and brain? We review more here.

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