drinking alcohol and taking ambien

Drinking Alcohol and Taking Ambien—A Dangerous Combo

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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

20 Recovering Alcoholic Quotes By Those Who Want to Inspire Others

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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

Depression and Alcoholism in Women

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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,…
how to stop drinking alcohol

How To Stop Drinking Alcohol Safely

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On some level of consciousness, we know when we are pushing the envelope on a particular weakness or vice. For some it might be indulging too often in sweets or rich foods, resulting in weight gain and health conditions. For others it might…
help for alcoholism and depression

Help for Alcoholism and Depression

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Like peanut butter and jelly, alcoholism, and depression often coexist together. On their own, either depression or alcoholism is a devastating disorder. Together, these comorbid disorders seem to feast off each other, each worsening the symptoms…
Second DUI in California

Getting a Second DUI in California

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Introduction In California, a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% implies alcohol intoxication. When someone operating a vehicle is pulled over and found to exceed the legal limit, they will be arrested with a DUI offense. Getting a “Driving…
getting an alcoholic into rehab

Getting An Alcoholic Into Rehab

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Once of the most daunting challenges you will ever face is that of successfully getting an alcoholic into rehab. To an outsider it may seem puzzling that this should be an issue at all. The obvious fallout that goes hand in hand with alcoholism…
Alcoholism Care Plan

Alcoholism Care Plan Before and After Rehab

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Approaching addiction treatment for an alcohol use disorder should involve some careful thought and planning. Undertaking the monumental task of first getting sober and then learning how to live a life in recovery is not an insignificant one.…
Chronic Alcoholism and Pneumonia

Chronic Alcoholism and Pneumonia

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It is well known that chronic heavy drinking will eventually wreak havoc on the body. Specifically, most people are aware that untreated alcoholism ultimately leads to serious liver disease and failure. Other known health risks associated with…