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Learn More About the Dangers of ‘Counterfeit Alcohol’  

There have been many people recently in the headlines who were noted as passing away suddenly, ‘without explanation,’ in the Dominican Republic. There have been almost 10 people the FBI is investigating as to why they died sudden deaths in their hotel suites. One of those reasons they are exploring deals with counterfeit alcohol. This…

man with head down at bar after drinking too much whiskey

The Fight Against Stress in Addiction Recovery Requires Support

Researchers have been looking at ways to fight stress in addiction recovery. One of the key elements to fighting back against stress is to get the right support. The study looked at the role of the brain’s stress system in alcoholism in regards to negative aspects of alcohol withdrawal. Find out what they discovered and…

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The Power of Baclofen to Cut Cravings in Recovery

Baclofen is a drug that is being used medically for people in recovery from addiction. The drug is showing promise for people with addiction, especially in cases of prolonged alcohol abuse that already has led to liver cirrhosis. Cutting Back Cravings The drug has been tested for its effects on alcoholism for those who have…

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Does Medication Exist to Curb Alcohol Cravings?

When a person struggles with alcohol dependency, they can also experience withdrawal symptoms and cravings when they try to stop drinking. This craving for alcohol is one reason a large majority of people quit drinking  but fail to be successful the first time. Cravings are strong and compel people to keep drinking in spite of…

man with head down at bar after drinking too much whiskey

What is the Impact of Alcohol on Hormones?

The hormones in the body work together in a coordinated system that keeps the body healthy and functioning. Hormones act as messengers for the chemicals working to control and coordinate all functions of the body’s tissues and organs. When it is working properly, the amount of hormones released and tissues respond to the messages. Alcohol…