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Signs and Symptoms of Alcoholic Neuropathy

Long term excess alcohol intake can take a toll on many facets of our health. Add alcoholic neuropathy to the list. This is a type of nerve damage that can result from drinking to excess. It affects the nerves in the hands, feet, arms, and legs. It can also affect the bowel, urinary system, and […]

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What to do About an Angry Alcoholic Husband

Alcoholism can have terrible effects on a marriage. Spouses who deal with alcohol abuse in the home know how this can harm the marriage. An alcohol problem can impact all aspects of home life. Problems include money problems, feelings of shame, anxiety, stress, neglect of the children, and fear of abuse. In fact, one of […]

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Ativan Withdrawal Symptoms and Relief

Ativan, just as other benzodiazepines like Xanax or Valium, is a drug that is great…until it isn’t. While these medications are intended for short-term relief of anxiety or insomnia, the fact is that they are so effective that it becomes very hard for someone to discontinue their use. Once someone experiences a good night’s sleep […]

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Alcoholism and Bipolar Disorder

Alcoholism and bipolar disorder are very common co-occurring disorders. When someone has both these disorders present then tend to have a more difficult time that if they had only one or the other disorder. Each disorder aggravates the other, so the bipolar disorder intensifies the need to self-medicate with alcohol, and the excessive alcohol consumption […]

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Tapering Off Opiates

With courage and grit, you are ready to begin the process of recovery from opiate dependency or addiction. The path to recovery begins with opiate detox, the critical first phase in taking back control over your life. When approaching opiate detox it is very important to understand the need for monitoring throughout the process. Stopping […]

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Increased Alcohol Intolerance with Age

Among the various changes adults experience as part of the normal aging process, alcohol intolerance may not even be considered. As we get older, other health and wellness concerns take the spotlight, with little thought given to the effects of alcohol. The fact is, however, that alcohol is processed differently in older adults, and can […]

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Oxymorphone—Opana Withdrawal Symptoms

Opana, the brand name for oxymorphone hydrochloride, is a powerful narcotic used to manage moderate to severe pain. As with other prescription opioids, Opana is a highly addictive drug. Even those patients who take Opana as prescribed can find themselves with an Opana dependency. This becomes evident when the prescription runs out and the Opana […]