alcohol withdrawal syndrome symptoms and timeline

Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome Symptoms and Timeline

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When you are ready to get help for an alcohol use disorder (AUD), it is a good idea to be prepared in advance. Learn about alcohol withdrawal syndrome and the detox symptoms timeline. AUD affects 15 million Americans and contributes to about…
Marriage Retreats for Substance Abuse

Marriage Retreats for Substance Abuse

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Couples and Addiction Recovery Couples dealing with addiction will benefit from marriage retreats for substance abuse. These specialized programs provide couples with needed coping tools to help each other succeed in recovery. Most married…
Cocaine Overdose

Can You Overdose on Cocaine?

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It has a rich history as a party drug, so you may wonder, “Can you overdose on cocaine?” One only needs to look to celebrities to know the answer. Examples are John Belushi, Ike Turner, Whitney Houston, and baseball players Jose Fernandez…
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Step 2 of AA

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What Does Step 2 in AA Mean? Step 2 of A.A: Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. Since the 1930s, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) has been a vital resource for people in recovery seeking peer support…
3 stages of alcoholism

What Are the Stages of Alcoholism?

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Learn about the 3 stages of alcoholism, and how to stop progression of the disease. Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a common disease and remains the number one substance that people seek out treatment for. But before someone reaches the…
can you die from withdrawal

Can You Die from Withdrawal?

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Is it true you can die from withdrawal? It is possible, but only if you attempt to detox without supervision. The dreaded withdrawal phase of recovery is something that anyone who has a substance dependency would like to avoid. The truth…
insomnia and alcohol withdrawal

Insomnia and Alcohol Withdrawal

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Is Insomnia a Side Effect of Alcoholism? Insomnia and alcohol withdrawal are often linked. Learn about insomnia and other alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Alcohol detox can cause a medley of withdrawal symptoms, with insomnia being one of them.…
my husband is depressed and drinking

My Husband is Depressed and Drinking

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Living With Depressed Alcoholic Husband What can you do when you realize, “My husband is depressed and drinking.” How can you get him the help he needs? Read on to learn more. Yes, men get depressed, too. That may come as a surprise, as…
functioning alcoholics and codependent wives

Functional Alcoholics and Codependent Wives

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What Does Codependency Mean in Alcoholism? Like peanut butter and jelly, functional alcoholics and codependent wives tend to go together. Learn how to spot this dysfunction and get help. Can it be that the wife of an alcoholic can become…
living with an alcoholic

Living With An Alcoholic

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How to Handle Living With an Alcoholic If you have been living with an alcoholic, you have been suffering right along with them. When someone you love has developed an alcohol use disorder you have likely been drawn into its vortex. In fact,…