Alcohol Intolerance

Increased Alcohol Intolerance with Age

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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…
Opana Withdrawal

Oxymorphone—Opana Withdrawal Symptoms

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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…
relationships after rehab

Do Relationships Get Better after Rehab

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One of the most tragic outcomes of active addiction is the damage it does to your primary relationships, especially the one with your partner or spouse. Addiction can take a serious toll on a couple, leaving a long trail of broken promises,…
why do alcoholics shake

Shaking Hands Sign of Alcoholism

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Alcoholism can sneak up on a person. You may be high functioning, able to sail through your days with no trouble. You might remain very social, never showing that you struggle with alcohol abuse. There will, though, come a day when this disease…
xanax withdrawal symptoms cold turkey

Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms Cold Turkey

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Introduction Xanax (alprazolam) is one of the drugs in the benzodiazepine family, a fast-acting sedative that is wildly popular in the U.S. In fact, with an estimated 49 million Xanax prescriptions written in 2012, Xanax is the most prescribed…
Occasional Drinking with Cirrhosis

The Dangers of Occasional Drinking with Cirrhosis

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Learn How Any Amount of Drinking Can Hurt the Liver Cirrhosis is a disease of the liver. It is often caused by chronic alcohol abuse. As the liver attempts to repair itself, after alcohol abuse, scar tissue forms. Over time, this scarring within…
Coronavirus and Addiction Recovery

Coronavirus and Addiction Recovery

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It may seem counterintuitive, but the coronavirus might just be the catalyst for many to finally take that step towards getting help. It is easy to be in denial about having a problem with drugs or alcohol during the usual busyness of life.…
How to Beat Alcoholism

How to Beat Alcoholism and Live Your Best Life

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Oh, if only there was a magic pill one could take and be done with alcoholism for good. Since there is currently no such miracle pill on the market, beating alcoholism remains a daily challenge for even the most dedicated to overcoming it. You…
Why Are Alcoholics So Mean to the Ones They Love

Why Are Alcoholics So Mean to the Ones They Love?

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Alcohol Can Unleash Angry Emotions or Abuse The relationship between alcoholism and anger is legend. Alcohol abuse can instill a false sense of power that often results in angry outbursts. Being at the wrong end of these outbursts can be very…
Alcohol Withdrawal Hallucinations

Alcohol Withdrawal Hallucinations and Psychosis

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Introduction Even knowing all the serious consequences that accompany alcohol addiction, many alcoholics will persist in their compulsive drinking just to avoid the detox and withdrawal experience. Understandably, alcohol detox is highly…