a man who has mixed alcohol and prescription drugs seems to have blacked out at the bar

Dangers of Mixing Alcohol and Prescription Drugs

One of the greatest dangers of addiction isn’t a particular drug but rather the mixing of various substances to create drug cocktails, also known as polysubstance abuse. Alcohol is one of the most common mixers and most addictive substances available. However, most people mixing alcohol with prescription drugs can benefit from an alcohol addiction treatment…

a woman learns in treatment how her mental health and alcohol addiction were effecting each other and her

Alcohol and Mental Health

Alcohol and mental health are inextricably linked in more ways than many realize. People drink alcohol for numerous reasons. For some, it’s a social lubricant. For others, it is a coping tool. Some people simply drink to relax. Whatever the reasons, drinking too much alcohol negatively impacts a person’s mental well-being. If you or someone…

a man enjoys good nutritious food in rehab

What Is Food Like in Rehab and Treatment Centers?

When considering treatment options for addiction recovery, food may not be the first thing that comes to mind. Yet, while it may seem secondary, nutrition plays a crucial role in recovery. Food is vital in nourishing the body’s systems during detox and treatment. Food can also provide a sense of comfort, stability, and joy and…

Alcohol gut inflammation symptoms

What Is Alcohol Gastritis?

Many people drink alcohol at a wide variety of levels. Some may only have one or two drinks, and some may only drink on special occasions. Others still will develop unhealthy drinking habits. The biggest trouble with those habits is that they often lead to alcohol dependency or addiction. Alcohol addiction can have many ill…

dangers of binge drinking

Dangers of Binge Drinking

Most young people experiment with alcohol as part of their introduction into adulthood. This experimentation is expected, but more and more young people are delving into binge drinking. Binge drinking is defined as having four or more drinks in just a few hours, depending on your height and weight. When you drink this much, you…

stages of alcoholism

The Stages of Alcoholism

Alcohol is one of the most commonly abused substances in the world. Part of this is due to how society has come to accept and celebrate alcohol use. People drink to celebrate when they achieve something, help facilitate mourning when they lose something, and ease their nerves when socializing. People adopt lighthearted monikers like “wine…

man facing the dangers of alcohol poisoning

Dangers of Alcohol Poisoning

When people discuss overdose, several specific drugs come up in conversation. Alcohol is seldom one of them, although it carries significant overdose risk, just like any other commonly-abused substance. Indeed, many people drink casually, but even a casual gathering can lead to alcohol poisoning. When you educate yourself on the dangers of alcohol poisoning, you’re…

symptoms of alcohol withdrawal

Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcohol withdrawal can be extraordinarily difficult to weather. Because of this, it’s one of the main reasons that people with a dependency or an alcohol addiction may keep drinking long after it’s begun to control their lives. You may start drinking the same way your friends do, just when you’re out or spending time with…