The Difference between Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Have you ever known someone who you thought had a serious alcohol problem which they denied? Or, have you ever been surprised by someone unexpectedly going into rehab? The line between problematic over-drinking and severe diagnosable alcoholism is one of severity. What is Alcohol Abuse? What qualifies as excessive drinking may vary depending on many…

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Signs Your Teen is Abusing Alcohol

It is safe to assume that your teenager will experiment with alcohol. Sure, there is a small number who don’t, but around 72 percent of students have tried more than a few sips before graduating high school. Why Do Teenagers Abuse Alcohol? Experimenting and risk taking is programmed into us, it’s one of the reasons…

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Increase Your Chances to Successfully Detox

Detoxification is easily one of the hardest parts of breaking free from the grip of addiction. It is facing withdrawal head on and pushing past it, instead of retreating back to the temporary comfort that the addictive substance provides. As such, it is very important to know what you’re up against, and the difficulties involved…

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Prescription Medicines You Can Get Addicted To

The Hawaiʻian islands once had a major rat problem. To combat it, sugar cane plantation farmers imported mongooses to kill the rats. Unfortunately it did not work and now Hawaiʻi also has a mongoose problem. Similarly, a person who starts taking a prescription medication for a legitimate health concern may become addicted.   Understanding the…

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Is Drug Rehab Effective?

Drugs are insidious. When an addiction gets into a person’s head, the pleasure and relief felt by the chemical rush leaves subtle barriers in its wake. Thoughts like “Why do I need to quit if this makes me feel good?” begin to slip in, and even if the addict understands intellectually that what they’re doing…

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