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…

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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…

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Coping With Loneliness in Quarantine

For the past couple of years, the entire world has felt as though it’s simultaneously on pause and fast-forwarding. The global pandemic of COVID-19 has left many feeling anchorless, depressed, and perhaps most of all, lonely. You aren’t seeing your friends and loved ones as much as we did before the initial quarantine, and it’s…

alcohol detox at home

Risks of Completing Alcohol Detox at Home

Alcohol addiction is an easy trap to fall into for many people. Alcohol is readily available and socially accepted; people get drinks to celebrate, mourn, and have fun. For some, that works. For others, alcohol use can become a heavy burden to bear. It’s easy for people to develop an alcohol dependency without knowing they’re…

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Is a Sober Living Program Right for Me?

If you’re just getting out of an inpatient treatment program for addiction, the next stage of your journey might involve something called a sober living home. Also known as halfway houses, this program can help ease you into a post-addiction world. Because there are many challenges you will face during this big transition, it is…