Tag Archives: Alcohol Addiction

Why Do We Drink Alcohol?

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

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Let’s face it: admitting that you or a loved one has a drug or alcohol problem is terrifying. You find yourself not knowing what to do, where to go or what questions to ask. The truth is, you are not alone in this battle, and there is hope. It’s time to tackle your addiction once […]

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Tips for Staying Sober this Fourth of July

The day America celebrates its independence, The Fourth of July, is traditionally a day associated with barbecuing, fireworks and drinking. For those in recovery, especially early on, it can be a particularly difficult holiday to celebrate and enjoy in a safe and sober manner. Reminiscing on past times of drinking and revelry on The Fourth […]

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Why Are Some People More to Addiction More Than Others?

What makes one person addicted and another person not addicted? Some people believe the difference between someone who doesn’t get addicted to substances and someone who does is an “addiction gene”. However, this could not be further from the truth. Genetic predispositions to certain traits can lead to the likeliness of addiction; however, numerous studies […]

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The Costly Impact of Alcohol Poisoning and Excessive Drinking

Which age group is more likely to die from alcohol poisoning due to excessive drinking? Is it teenagers to young adults aged 15-24, young adults aged 25-34, or adults aged 35-64? With a culture of underage drinking and binge drinking in college, one might think the answer is teens to young adults. While this population […]

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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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Interventions: What You Need to Know

If you are searching for a way to reach a loved one battling with addiction, an intervention may be the right choice. We interviewed two professional interventionists, John Chiabai and Michael Counes, to provide families with information about the intervention process: when, why, who and how. An intervention should take place as soon as the […]

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