Are You a Functioning Alcoholic?

Are You a Functioning Alcoholic? There are a lot of high functioning alcoholics out there.  Though you may never know it by their outward appearance, inside they are slowly falling apart, wishing they could stop or at the very least – cut down on drinking. Functioning alcoholics are a bit different than non-functioning alcoholics.  For [...]

By | January 18th, 2018|Alcohol Abuse/Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on Are You a Functioning Alcoholic?

Why Can’t I Get Sober on My Own?

Why Can’t I Get Sober on My Own? I'm going to stop drinking tomorrow. Perhaps you’ve said this more than one time, only to find yourself picking up another drink within a few days or a few weeks. It's not uncommon for the average to heavy drinker to have the desire to stop drinking or [...]

By | January 3rd, 2018|Alcohol Abuse/Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on Why Can’t I Get Sober on My Own?

Alcohol Use in College Higher Than People Think

Alcohol Use in College Higher Than People Think If there's one thing we know about college students, is that many of them at least experiment with alcohol one time. Many of these may have experimented in high school, but for those who manage to make it through high school without drinking oftentimes give it a [...]

By | November 16th, 2017|Alcohol Abuse/Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on Alcohol Use in College Higher Than People Think

Alcohol Abuse Myths Debunked

Alcohol Abuse Myths Debunked There's this guy named Jimmy and he's been drinking for about 10 years now. Jimmy doesn't seem to think that he's addicted to alcohol at all. In fact, the 12 pack that he drinks every night doesn't even really cross his mind much. Sure, he knows he could save money without [...]

By | November 15th, 2017|Alcohol Abuse/Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on Alcohol Abuse Myths Debunked

Dual Diagnosis: Binge Drinking and Depression

Dual Diagnosis: Binge Drinking and Depression For the average social drinker, having a couple of drinks every now and again usually poses no problem. However, for those that tend to binge drink, regardless of how often, there is a higher chance that they may also struggle with depression. What is binge drinking? Binge drinking is defined [...]

By | November 10th, 2017|Alcohol Abuse/Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on Dual Diagnosis: Binge Drinking and Depression

A Typical Day in an Alcohol Rehab

A Typical Day in an Alcohol Rehab Perhaps you want to attend an alcohol rehab program, or you have a loved one who would benefit, but you're just not sure how a rehab program works. Maybe you've heard some stories about alcohol rehabs that have made you gun-shy. There are plenty of people who attend [...]

By | November 1st, 2017|Alcohol Abuse/Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on A Typical Day in an Alcohol Rehab

BAC–Blood Alcohol Content and Related Issues

BAC--Blood Alcohol Content and Related Issues The BAC or blood alcohol content is a measure of how intoxicated a person is. It is also sometimes called the blood alcohol concentration or blood alcohol level. The BAC is a percentage of alcohol in the blood and is used legally to define intoxication such as in driving [...]

By | October 29th, 2017|Alcohol Abuse/Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on BAC–Blood Alcohol Content and Related Issues

BAC and Alcohol Poisoning–Life-Threatening Blood Alcohol Levels

BAC and Alcohol Poisoning--Life-Threatening Blood Alcohol Levels The BAC, or blood alcohol content, is the level of alcohol in the blood. It is a measure of how intoxicated a person is. An elevated BAC can have dramatic effects, and effects change as the level rises. The final effect of elevated blood alcohol content is lethal [...]

By | October 28th, 2017|Alcohol Abuse/Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on BAC and Alcohol Poisoning–Life-Threatening Blood Alcohol Levels

Alcohol Hangover Versus Alcohol Poisoning

Alcohol Hangover Versus Alcohol Poisoning If there's ever been a time where you drank quite a bit of alcohol, chances are you woke up with a hangover. If you're not sure what a hangover is, it's essentially waking up the morning after you drink heavily and you feel awful. Most people with hangovers have incredible [...]

By | October 26th, 2017|Alcohol Abuse/Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on Alcohol Hangover Versus Alcohol Poisoning

Addiction Treatment Medications—Preventing Relapse in Alcoholism

Addiction Treatment Medications—Preventing Relapse in Alcoholism Addiction treatment medications can help people with alcoholism stay sober. However, professionals agree that they are not fail-safe. Other recovery efforts have to be made while taking medications for alcoholism. Addiction of any type is a pervasive illness. It eventually impacts every part of life including the physical, mental, [...]

By | August 22nd, 2017|Alcohol Abuse/Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on Addiction Treatment Medications—Preventing Relapse in Alcoholism