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Lying About Addiction to Family and Friends

One of the characteristic signs of addiction is lying about addiction to friends and loved ones. For example, those with an alcohol use disorder will often downplay the amount they consume in hopes of detracting from their actual consumption.…
Depression and Alcoholism in Women
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Recovery Versus Reality

The truth about conquering your addiction Many people are reluctant to admit they have an addiction, or go to a rehab facility because of the myths surrounding treatment. Before you give up on recovery altogether, get the facts so that you…
Occasional Drinking with Cirrhosis
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The Dangers of Occasional Drinking with Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis is a disease of the liver that can be caused by chronic alcoholism. As the liver attempts to repair itself, after exposure to alcohol consumption, scar tissue forms. Over time, this scarring within the liver can ultimately lead to…
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What to do About an Angry Alcoholic Husband

Alcoholism can have devastating effects on a marriage. Spouses who contend with the impact of alcohol abuse in the home can recite a long list of issues that harm the marriage. These include financial difficulties, shame, anxiety, frustration,…
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I Don’t Want to Quit Drinking But I Need To

There are a multitude of reasons why a person might have developed their addiction to alcohol. Alcohol can fill an empty space, a void in one’s life, providing a sense of comfort and peace…at least for a while. Some turn to alcohol when…
Average Time for Alcohol Detox
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Average Time For Alcohol Detox and Withdrawal

When persistent, excessive consumption of alcohol leads to an alcohol use disorder it can have a negative impact on all aspects of a person’s life. In addition to the well-known adverse health effects, alcohol abuse can damage careers, relationships,…
Alcoholic Anonymous Inpatient Program
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Alcoholic Anonymous Inpatient Program

Alcoholic Use Disorder or AUD is the medical term for a chronic disease characterized by excessive consumption of alcohol and the preoccupation with that substance. AUD is a chronic relapsing brain disease marked by a loss of control over alcohol…
drinking alcohol and taking ambien
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Drinking Alcohol and Taking Ambien—A Dangerous Combo

With the proliferation of new sleep-related products—special pillows, bespoked mattresses, and sheets “guaranteed” to provide us with the “best night’s sleep of our lives,” it is clear that achieving a better quality of sleep is…
Recovering Alcoholic Quotes
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20 Recovering Alcoholic Quotes By Those Who Want to Inspire Others

When attempting something as monumental as achieving sobriety, it helps to have some handy sources of inspiration available. Sobriety is a long and winding road, pitted with the bumps and potholes that define the daily struggle. But just knowing…
Depression and Alcoholism in Women
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Depression and Alcoholism in Women

Alcohol is a perennial favorite among individuals who suffer from depression, including women. The substance provides a respite from the symptoms of depression, such as feelings of hopelessness, sadness, or despair, replacing these emotions,…