angry alcoholic husband

What to do About an Angry Alcoholic Husband

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Alcoholism can have terrible effects on a marriage. Spouses who deal with alcohol abuse in the home know how this can harm the marriage. An alcohol problem can impact all aspects of home life. Problems include money problems, feelings of shame,…
ativan withdrawal

Ativan Withdrawal Symptoms and Relief

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Ativan, just as other benzodiazepines like Xanax or Valium, is a drug that is great…until it isn’t. While these medications are intended for short-term relief of anxiety or insomnia, the fact is that they are so effective that it becomes…
Tapering Off Opiates

Tapering Off Opiates

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With courage and grit, you are ready to begin the process of recovery from opiate dependency or addiction. The path to recovery begins with opiate detox, the critical first phase in taking back control over your life. When approaching opiate…
Executive Rehab

Executive Rehab for Alcohol and Drug Dependency

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No matter how successful you are in life it can all be undone by a substance use disorder. Professionals who have worked hard to reach a certain level of career success have probably endured a heavy stress load. After all, success doesn’t…
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…
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…
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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.…