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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One unit of alcohol stays for about 2 hours in the body after consumption. But can effects of alcohol linger? We review here.
Objective criteria exists to determine when recreational use of alcohol has become problem drinking. Guidelines and questions to ask yourself here.