Alcohol Detox in Hospital

Alcohol Detox in Hospital vs. Residential Setting

You realize your alcohol addiction has reached a crescendo and you are now ready to confront the detoxification process head on.  Detox and withdrawal from an alcohol addiction is a highly uncomfortable process where the body releases the toxins related to the alcohol that have built up in the body’s tissues.  By ridding the body […]

How Long to Fully Detox from Alcohol

How Long to Fully Detox from Alcohol

When facing the prospect of getting treatment for an alcohol use disorder, the thought of going through the detox stage can be somewhat daunting.  Obviously, no one looks forward to experiencing discomfort.  Fortunately, this initial hurdle, one that is essential to getting the help needed, need not be dreaded as medical professionals can assist with […]

hand sanitizer addiction

Getting Treatment for Hand Sanitizer Addiction

It is seriously mind blowing to think of someone deliberately drinking hand sanitizer to get high.  But, just as teens may drink cough syrup or inhale cleaning fluids from a can, some have discovered hand sanitizers as the source of a potential high.  And it isn’t just teens who are imbibing these products, adults, too, […]

How to Help Someone With Depression and Alcoholism

How to Help Someone With Depression and Alcoholism

There is nothing so heartbreaking as to watch a loved one suffering from a dual diagnosis of alcoholism and depression. These two demons often go hand in hand, and help explain why there is such a high suicide rate among alcoholics. The depression may have been the spark that led to your loved one’s attempt […]

What is the Alcohol Detox Timeline

What is the Alcohol Detox Timeline?

What is the Alcohol Detox Timeline? When persistent, excessive consumption of alcohol leads to alcohol addiction or dependency, it can have negatively impact on all aspects of a person’s life.  Alcoholism can significantly damage major organs, including the liver, brain, and heart, and can lead to nutritional deficiencies in the B vitamin family, vitamin A, […]

Alcohol Withdrawal Seizures

Managing Alcohol Withdrawal Seizures

Managing Alcohol Withdrawal Seizures When someone with an alcohol use disorder (AUD) decides to get sober there are some important things to consider.  The spectrum of withdrawal symptoms during alcohol detox is wide, from minor tremors and insomnia to the delirium tremens (DTs) and everything in between.  Because of the potential for a serious medical […]

alcohol poisoning treatment

What is Alcohol Poisoning Treatment?

What is Alcohol Poisoning Treatment? When we think of alcohol poisoning most of us conjure up images of frat boys binge drinking until they pass out.  While young adults constitute a large percentage of people who experience alcohol poisoning, they are not in the majority.  On the contrary, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates […]

Signs of Alcoholism

10 Warning Signs of Alcoholism

10 Warning Signs of Alcoholism A nagging voice in your head seems to suggest that you or a loved one might just have a problem with alcohol.  Denial is always the first reaction to “the voice,” mostly because it is a truth difficult to acknowledge.  Ignoring the possibility that you or your loved one has […]

what happens in detox

What Happens in Detox

What Happens in Detox? Anyone who has made the courageous attempt to detox from drug or alcohol addiction alone is likely to have been humbled by the experience.  Not anticipating the intense discomfort that detox involves can lead to disappointment and feelings of despair unless guided and supported by addiction professionals.  Any hope of completing […]

Elderly Addiction Treatment Centers

Elderly Addiction Treatment Centers

Safe and High Quality Elderly Addiction Treatment Centers Among the senior population, a surprising problem with alcohol abuse is becoming increasingly concerning.  Surveys conducted in health care settings are exposing an increase of alcoholism among those aged 65 and older, according to a report published by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).  The […]