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Why Alcoholics Can't Stop Drinking

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Apr 24, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

Alcoholism, like other forms of substance abuse, is a disease. The problem leads to many symptoms including cravings, loss of control, physical dependence, and tolerance. These symptoms are major contributing factors to why alcoholics can’t stop drinking. Along with these problems, there is also the factor of changes in brain chemistry.

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High Functioning Alcoholics And Relationships

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Apr 23, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

Alcoholism is a harmful disease that takes a devastating toll on the lives of those it touches. High functioning alcoholics can ruin a career, drive a marriage to the breaking point, and spiral someone’s life into chaos.

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Is My Partner An Alcoholic?

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Apr 18, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

When it comes to family members and spouses, it can be easy to overlook problems that they might be going through as it may seem normal; Things like excessive drinking may lead you to wonder if your partner's an alcoholic? 

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When A Coworker Smells Like Alcohol

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Apr 11, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

What happens if a coworker arrives at work smelling like alcohol? On the one hand, you don’t want to accuse a colleague of being intoxicated in front of others. You also don’t want to get someone fired if they are struggling with a crippling addiction. If their job involves operating heavy machinery, you may be afraid of them posing a risk to the health and safety of others.

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What Is Alcohol Awareness Month

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Apr 8, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

Alcohol Awareness Month is upon us and it is a time to learn more about alcoholism and how it affects the country and people affected by the disease. It is likely that we all know someone struggling with alcoholism, or maybe some other substance abuse problem.

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What To Do When You're Married To An Alcoholic

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Apr 4, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

Being married to an alcoholic can be stressful and scary. You may question your future together, whether divorce is the best option, or whether or not they will ever be able to turn their life around.

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Adolescent and College Alcohol Use

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Apr 2, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

Over drinking and excessive alcohol use is a major health concern that many across the nation deal with. Alcohol use disorder is one issue that can lead to serious health consequences such as liver cirrhosis, alcohol-related cancers, and heart conditions. While everyone is at risk for these problems, and short-term consequences, younger people are one of the more vulnerable groups when it comes to alcohol consumption.

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Alcohol Abuse And Rehab In Oklahoma

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Mar 25, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

Besides nicotine, alcohol is the most popular drug across the country, which is why so many individuals suffer from alcohol abuse. Surveys from the National Institutes of Health, show that over 85% of adults in the country reported that they drank alcohol at some point in their lifetime. Moreover, 15.1 million adults aged 18 and older identified as having alcohol use disorder. An estimated 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes each year making the substance the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States behind tobacco and poor diet and lack of exercise.

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Helping A Loved One With A Drinking Problem

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Mar 21, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

It is natural to want to help a close friend or loved one when they are in a predicament, especially if that predicament is a drinking problem. However, the problem can become more complicated if your loved one doesn’t notice that there is one. One example of this is alcoholism. If you believe that a loved one has a drinking problem, you may notice it but not know exactly how to help. You may not even know if it even is a drinking problem. Moreover, you might be worried to even bring it up as you don’t want them to get angry or you don’t want to offend them.

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Am I An Alcoholic?

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Feb 28, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

Whether it’s a glass of wine at dinner or a beer at a sports event, alcohol is the most commonly used substance in the United States. According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 86 percent of people aged 18 and older reported that they drank at some point in their lives, while 70 percent reported drinking in the past year. For most people, moderate alcohol use is not a problem. However, about 18 million adults in the country have an alcohol use disorder, meaning that their drinking causes distress and harm.

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