self medicating with alcohol

Dangers of Self-Medicating with Alcohol

Self-medication happens when someone uses substances like drugs or alcohol to manage distressing physical or mental health symptoms, without a prescription or medical guidance. In fact, alcohol is one of the most frequently abused substances in self-medication, and it can quickly lead to dependence and addiction. As a result, treatment at an alcohol detox center…

man sitting against wall with head in his hands suffering from post acute withdrawal syndrome

What Is Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome

An alcohol detox center gets your addiction recovery started by supporting you as you go through alcohol withdrawal. As a rule, most withdrawal symptoms will fade in a matter of days. However, some kinds of symptoms may linger for extended periods of time. If this happens to you, you have post-acute withdrawal syndrome, or PAWS.…

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The Dangers of Binge Drinking

Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is an annual holiday known for its focus on parties and alcohol use. During the holiday, many participants take part in binge drinking. That’s the term for heavy, short-term alcohol consumption that results in drunkenness. Binge drinking is America’s most widespread and damaging alcohol abuse or misuse pattern. Not everyone…

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Alcohol-Induced Dementia Symptoms

In the US, millions of people are affected by some form of dementia. The most common form is Alzheimer’s disease, which gradually damages some of your brain’s key functions. Effective Alzheimer’s treatment can help slow its progress if you have this disease. However, some people don’t have a classic, dementia-related illness. Instead, they have something…

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Don’t Let Addiction Affect Your Family This New Year

Do you have a loved one affected by alcohol addiction? Are you tirelessly searching for ways to help while learning how addiction affects families? Unfortunately, your loved one probably doesn’t realize the extent to which their addiction is affecting those around them. If you let the addiction continue, it could cost your loved one their…