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6 Dependence on alcohol

Dependence on alcohol

July 31st, 2014

Alcohol dependence manifests when the central nervous system adapts to the presence of alcohol in the body. People who are dependent on alcohol experience withdrawal symptoms when drinking slows down or stops. More on alcohol dependence here.

55 Cold turkey alcohol

Cold turkey alcohol

July 29th, 2014

Doctors recommend that anyone detoxing from alcohol get a full medical assessment first. In fact, going cold turkey off alcohol can put you at risk of harm. More on cold turkey alcohol detox here.

1 Types of A.A. meetings

Types of A.A. meetings

July 28th, 2014

Descriptions of speaker meetings, Big Book study vs. step studies, and topic/discussion meetings. Plus, a description of specific A.A. groups and their functions here.

How to tell if you're an alcoholic

How to tell if you’re an alcoholic

July 26th, 2014

The best way to determine if you are alcoholic is to try to go without alcohol for 30 days. Abstaining for this long can manifest symptoms of psychological dependence on alcohol. More on where to get help for alcohol problems and how to assess substance use disorders here.

Differences between a mental and physical addiction to alcohol

Differences between a mental and physical addiction to alcohol

June 27th, 2014

Mental addiction to alcohol is characterized by craving; physical addiction occurs when your body becomes dependent on alcohol to function normally. More on the distinction here.

177 Alcohol detox timeline: How long to detox from alcohol?

Alcohol detox timeline: How long to detox from alcohol?

May 31st, 2014

The regular course of a typical alcohol detox is about three (3) days, but alcohol detox can be prolonged for up to two (2) weeks after cessation of drinking. An alcohol detox timeline here.

11 Alcohol detox symptoms

Alcohol detox symptoms

May 25th, 2014

Alcohol withdrawal syndrome is characterized by central nervous system hyperactivity that occurs when an alcohol dependent individual abruptly stops or significantly reduces alcohol consumption. More about detoxing from alcohol safely in this article.

Does alcohol get you high?

Does alcohol get you high?

April 26th, 2014

Yes, alcohol can make you feel euphoric, or “high”. Here, we review how alcohol works to get you high and how to identify problems when drinking.

19 How long does alcohol last in the body?

How long does alcohol last in the body?

April 15th, 2014

One unit of alcohol stays for about 2 hours in the body after consumption. But can effects of alcohol linger? We review here.

When drinking is a problem

When drinking is a problem

March 29th, 2014

Objective criteria exists to determine when recreational use of alcohol has become problem drinking. Guidelines and questions to ask yourself here.

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