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Symptoms of Internal Bleeding From Alcohol

No substance is more harmful to your organs than alcohol when it’s abused. The effects of long-term heavy drinking often result in serious health harm. These include kidney and liver damage, heart damage, increased risk of cancer, and brain…
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How to Prepare for a Residential Treatment Program: Tips & Advice

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You have made the important decision to turn your life around and enter an addiction treatment program. As you approach admittance into the rehab, you may feel a bit overwhelmed, wondering what you need to do. Worry not! This handy guide shows…
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Drinking Too Much and Alcohol Withdrawal Headaches

“Why, why, why did I drink so much last night?” you moan as you struggle with a killer headache. A nasty hangover is never pretty, especially when you have to function at your job. Maybe it’s time to ask yourself if the terrible headache…
when to give up on an alcoholic husband

When to Give Up on an Alcoholic Husband

If your husband is an alcoholic, you have come to realize that his alcoholism is also your problem. Alcoholism does not only affect the person with the drinking problem, it affects everyone in the family. But even as bad as it has become,…
alcohol withdrawal fatigue

What Is Alcohol Withdrawal Fatigue?

If you have begun the process of alcohol detox and withdrawal, your body will go through a series of phases. These phases will feature clusters of symptoms, one of them being alcohol withdrawal fatigue. The alcohol detox timeline begins within…
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Being the Spouse of an Addict

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Your spouse is an addict, and you are at the end of your rope. Every attempt to encourage your partner to get help, whether it entailed tears, prayers, pleading, and yelling, has failed. As their spouse, you feel sad witnessing their descent…
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Ultimatum: Rehab or Divorce

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You have pled, cried, and yelled at your spouse about their drinking, but none of these has moved the needle. You are stuck sitting helplessly on the sidelines while you watch your alcoholic partner’s life implode. It appears you have one…
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What to Do When an Alcoholic Husband Refuses Treatment

It is so hard to witness a loved one’s slide into alcoholism, especially if it’s your spouse. You can see that your husband needs help, but your attempts to persuade him to enter rehab are brushed aside. So, what can you do what your alcoholic…
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Trauma and Addiction Recovery

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Going through a traumatic event can have a deep and lasting effect on a person. Even if he or she is able to come to grips with the event, there may be residual effects such as maladaptive coping behaviors. One of the most common of these is…
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Losing Your Job Due to Alcoholism

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Alcoholism has the power to cause major disruptions in many areas of your life. One of these areas is the damage it can do to your career. Many a career has been waylaid due to the disease of alcoholism. What about you? Are you losing your job…