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How To Stop Being An Angry Drunk

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Aug 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

Alcohol is known for bringing out the drunk personalities of those who drink it. For example, you could be the emotional drunk, prone to weeping or pouring out your heart to your friends. Or you could be the flirty drunk who enjoys chatting up your romantic interests as soon as you start drinking. Then there is the dreaded angry or violent drunk. The angry drunk is infamous for having a few drinks and immediately turning too aggressive for the given setting. They escalate issues and quickly retaliate against any perceived threat or insult.

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Signs Of A High Functioning Alcoholic

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Aug 13, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

Alcohol is a harmful substance that can take a devastating toll on someone’s life. For many, alcoholism can be the impetus for ruining a career or marriage and drive someone into a spiral of depression. For others, alcohol may be a daily part of life that helps them function. Rest assured, however, that long term alcohol dependency is anything but functional. 

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Is Alcohol a Drug?

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Aug 6, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

Alcohol, chemical name ethanol, is a drug. According to the Food and Drug Administration, alcohol is classified as a central nervous system depressant, making its effects, not unlike other CNS depressants such as opioids and barbiturates. It comes in a variety of forms such as beer, wine, fortified wine, spirits, liquor, and whiskey. It is one of the oldest psychoactive substances known to man and has been used to induce feelings of intoxication since before written history. The breakdown of the different forms are as follows:

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Recognizing the Signs of Alcohol Poisoning

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Aug 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

Alcohol poisoning is a serious consequence of binge drinking that can result in unconsciousness, liver damage, brain damage, and even death. Drinking more alcohol than your body can absorb in a short period of time is ill-advised. As a central nervous system depressant, alcohol can affect your heart rate, breathing, body temperature, and gag reflex. Any person with alcohol poisoning requires medical attention right away.

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Alcohol Abuse In Seniors

Posted by Sarah Edwards on Jul 26, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

Individuals at any age can suffer from alcohol abuse. However, there has been a recent rise in alcoholism in senior citizens. Many times this alcohol abuse can be overlooked or go unnoticed. It can be mistaken for other health issues or conditions related to old age such as balance problems.

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The Landmark Recovery Guide to Alcohol Detox

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Jul 16, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

Drug and alcohol detox is one of the hardest parts of recovery. When a person chooses to kick their addiction, the central nervous system and brain typically undergo an excruciating process of re-calibration to adjust to the new chemical balance. Withdrawals, as they are commonly known, can range from feelings of unease, anxiety, and sweat to convulsion, muscle pain, seizures, and nausea. The range and severity of symptoms depend on the type of substance abused as well as the time length of the addiction. At Landmark Recovery, we strongly advocate for enrolling in a medically supervised detoxification facility if you wish to have the best chances of avoiding a relapse.

 

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How To Stay Sober Throughout The Holiday’s

Posted by Rachel Vandel on Jul 3, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

As the Fourth of July rapidly approaches, so do the family barbecues, firework shows, and parades that are often accompanied by a fair share of alcoholic beverages. In fact, the Fourth of July ranks as the country’s top beer-drinking holiday, with more money spent on beer than the combined amount spent on hot-dogs and hamburgers. The Fourth of July also ranks as number one for the most dangerous day to be on the road, for all the fatalities caused by drunk driving. If you are a recovering alcoholic, these numbers likely bring stress and fear into the equation. You may worry how you will maintain sobriety with all these temptations staring you in the face. Don’t let this fear keep you from going to the party and enjoying the holiday with your family and friends! There are plenty of ways you can stay sober throughout the holiday’s while still having a great time, keep reading for some tips and tricks on handling this situation!

 

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Signs of Alcoholism

Posted by Sarah Edwards on Jun 14, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

The signs of alcoholism is very tough to diagnose, especially because in United States, many adults consume alcohol in one form or another at parties, bars, restaurants, or at home. This recurring action is referred to as social drinking. However, drinking alcohol excessively can become a slippery slope that could ultimately lead to alcoholism. Alcoholism is defined as the physical or mental dependence on alcohol. Because casual drinking is so prevalent in our society, it makes it hard to diagnose an alcohol addiction. Despite this, many friends and loved ones can begin to see the warning signs of alcoholism in someone they care about before they do.

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The Long Term Effects of Drinking

Posted by Jackson Bentley on May 23, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

Long term effects of drinking-Most of us are aware of the short term, immediate effects of consuming alcohol: Impaired motor control and impulse control, dehydration, reduced inhibitions etc, but not long term… While we may also recognize that long term drinking has negative effects on the human body, the specific effects may not be as widely understood as the short term. Alcohol is associated with cognitive changes, and as such, so are the detrimental long term effects.

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Social Drinking vs. Binge Drinking

Posted by Jackson Bentley on May 22, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 

Have you ever wondered whether your or a close friend or relative may have a problem with alcohol? There is no definitive answer to this question, but fortunately there are ways to accurately diagnose qualities of alcoholics, social drinkers, and binge drinkers. It’s important to keep these qualities and signs in mind if you suspect yourself or a loved one of possibly having a problem with alcohol.

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