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1 Signs and symptoms of alcohol addiction

Signs and symptoms of alcohol addiction

April 21st, 2013

Signs and symptoms of alcohol addiction include increased tolerance and withdrawal when you stop drinking. More on signs and symptoms of alcohol problems here.

4 What is alcohol withdrawal?

What is alcohol withdrawal?

April 7th, 2013

Alcohol withdrawal occurs when you stop using alcohol after prolonged use, or a binge. Find out more about alcohol withdrawal here.

2 How to treat alcohol addiction

How to treat alcohol addiction

March 17th, 2013

Do you know someone suffering from alcohol addiction? Are you an alcoholic and want to know how to treat alcohol addiction? We review here. Plus, a section at the end for your questions about treating alcohol addiction.

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.

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