Tag Archives: Alcohol Addiction

Mixing Cocaine and Alcohol May Increase Suicide Risk

Mixing Cocaine and Alcohol May Increase Suicide Risk

Alcohol is associated with a number of negative outcomes – it can cause liver failure, certain types of cancer, and often plays a role in fatal car crashes. It is even associated with anxiety and depression. New evidence additionally suggests that alcohol in combination with cocaine is correlated with a marked increase in suicide risk. […]

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New Drug Ibudilast May Help Treatment of Alcoholism

New Drug Ibudilast May Help Treatment of Alcoholism

Alcoholism presents an urgent public health issue in the United States. According to the National Institute on Alcohol and Alcoholism, a division of the National Institutes of Health, nearly 90,000 people die each year as a direct result of alcoholism, making it one of the leading causes of death nationwide. These numbers don’t include those […]

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Study Shows Addictive Cravings Are Detectable After Death

Study Shows Addictive Cravings Are Detectable After Death

Substance abuse is an epidemic in our nation, and headlines all over the United States are a testament to how deadly it can be. Substance abuse is now the leading cause of unintentional death, with overdoses claiming more lives than car accidents. As it turns out, a new study suggests that addiction can affect us […]

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Why Do We Drink Alcohol?

The Reasons Why Alcohol Is So Commonly Abused

Alcohol is one of the world’s most popular and accessible drugs. The ubiquity of alcohol consumption, however, belies the major health risks associated with alcohol abuse. In 2012 alone, according to the World Health Organization, alcohol abuse was responsible for over 3.3 million deaths across the globe. The dangers of alcoholism are numerous and pervasive. […]

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Why Anxiety and Addiction Are So Closely Related

Why Anxiety and Addiction Are So Closely Related

Affecting an average of 18.1 percent of adults living in the US, chronic persistent anxiety and anxiety disorders are characterized by restlessness and worry that is seemingly “out of nowhere,” or without cause. For those suffering from anxiety, it is a constant struggle to feel comfortable or “normal.” When you compare the symptoms of anxiety […]

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Tackle Your Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Tackle Your Drug and Alcohol Addiction

The phrase, “The first step in solving a problem is admitting you have one,” is never truer than with addiction recovery. Admitting you have a drug or alcohol addiction can be a difficult hurdle – but it can lead to a path more wonderful than you can imagine. Once you realize you have a problem, […]

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Why Are Some People More Prone to Addiction Than Others?

Why Are Some People More Prone to Addiction Than Others

Addiction is a complex disorder that may have many origins. Research suggests there’s no one path to addiction, and biological, social, economic, and environmental factors all play a part. While no one is immune to substance abuse – at The Treatment Center, we help people from all walks of life recover – but some may […]

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5 Mental Health Disorders that Often Co-occur With Addiction

Approximately 9.2 million adults suffer from a substance use disorder as well as one or more mental health disorders in the United States, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. This condition is called co-occurring disorders or dual diagnosis. It is sometimes unclear whether the drug or alcohol addiction or the mental illness […]

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Hope Diaries: Sober 31 Years After Life Came Crashing Down

It’s only a matter of time before addiction brings a person’s life crashing to the ground. Jimmy, former alcoholic and now an employee at The Treatment Center, knows this reality first hand. “My daughters ran away from home. Then my wife ran away from home. I got a message,” said Jimmy, describing the moments led […]

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