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Is Alcoholics Anonymous Right for You?

There are many people who suffer from substance abuse issues, and one of the most common substance abuse issues is alcohol addiction. It is important to make sure that this serious condition is treated in a comprehensive manner. There are many people who begin the treatment process by going to an inpatient center, where they…

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What is Alcohol Dementia?

When people can think about the damage that drinking can cause, they usually think about the liver, and rightly so. On the other hand, alcohol addiction is a serious mental health issue that impacts the brain. Specifically, alcohol dementia is a colloquial term used to describe a serious medical condition called Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. Everyone needs…

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Alcohol’s Effect on Depression

Depression is a debilitating mental health condition that affects all aspects of a person’s life. An individual who suffers from depression often declines invitations to social events, family gatherings, and holiday parties with loved ones. Depression makes a person disengage from things that were fun, interesting, and enjoyable. It also interferes with relationships and distorts…

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Risks of Binge Drinking Regularly

For many people, binging happens on occasion – college graduation, bachelorette party, or a trip out of town. However, binge drinking can have some serious consequences. Some of the binging’s immediate consequences include underage drinking, risky behavior, drinking, driving, or alcohol poisoning. Long-term effects can include health problems, substance abuse, financial problems, job loss, or…

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Four Stages of Detox

Almost all substance addictions will start with detox. This is the process of clearing an individual’s system of drugs or alcohol so they can focus on treatment rather than the withdrawal symptoms that arise from addiction. There are four main stages of detox, as well as a significant need for aftercare. Oceanfront Recovery can guide…

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Enjoying a Sober Thanksgiving

Holidays like Thanksgiving are some of the most challenging times for people living with alcohol addiction. Alcohol is everywhere, and the holidays are often painful too. Learning how to manage recovery during the Holidays is key to maintaining sobriety. Individuals can make enjoying a sober Thanksgiving easy by following some simple guidelines. How to Enjoy…

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Depression and Alcoholism

It’s daunting to tackle a dual diagnosis, like depression and alcoholism. Depression can influence alcoholism negatively, and vice versa. The following article will examine the link between depression and alcoholism, and how you or a loved one can get help. Dual Diagnosis A dual diagnosis means diagnosing both a mental health problem and an addiction,…