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What Is An Alcoholic?

Professionals refer to someone struggling with alcohol dependence or addiction as suffering from an alcohol use disorder. An alcoholic in the vernacular is a way people refer to those who drink to excess repeatedly.  An alcoholic is an outdated and colloquial term for someone with an AUD. Normally, the term is now used to self-declare…

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Chilling Teenage Drunk Driving Statistics

Getting a driver’s license was a proud day. Suddenly, a whole new world opened up to your teen. Now, they may become part of the teenage drunk driving statistics. What’s your next move? Understanding What Teenage Drunk Driving Statistics Reveal The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explain that about ten percent of teens drink…

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Is Alcoholism Genetic?

Addiction is a disease that affects millions every year, yet only a small percentage of people find the help they need to heal and recover. There are many reasons for this, but one of them is a misunderstanding about the nature of a substance use disorder, an addiction to drugs or alcohol. In alcohol abuse…

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Have a Sober Fourth of July

Being in recovery from a substance use disorder (an addiction to drugs or alcohol) can make many events challenging to manage. However, it’s not impossible to enjoy social events while still managing one’s recovery. You can say for sure that holidays are equal parts fun and stress even in the best of times. If you…

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Finding an AA Sponsor

After completing addiction treatment, individuals in recovery are perhaps most focused on staying sober. The Early stages of recovery can be a challenge. When individuals return to their everyday life after addiction treatment, they may find triggers all around them. This is why i’s important to have a relapse prevention plan. For many, relapse prevention…

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Why Am I Drinking at Work?

Alcohol is an addictive and legal central nervous system depressant that causes intense feelings of euphoria and relaxation. More than 15 million Americans meet the criteria for alcohol use disorder or addiction annually. In addition, alcohol use disorders can include binge drinking and or chronic drinking, resulting in drinking at work, and you may need…

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5 Signs of Alcohol Intolerance

If you have ever had a few drinks of alcohol and then suddenly felt very uncomfortable, there is a chance you may have developed alcohol intolerance. This condition is somewhat rare and involves an immediate and uncomfortable reaction to drinking alcohol. It’s similar to how someone reacts when they have an allergy to a substance.…

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When You Get Pulled Over-DUI vs DWI

You’ve likely heard of the terms DUI and DWI but may be wondering what the difference between them is. Driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while impaired (DWI) are two sides of the same coin. Usually, the difference lies in what a particular state has decided to use. While the terms may vary from…

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Alcohol Deaths Per Year

Most people know that drinking too much is bad for their health. However, because alcohol is so ingrained in our culture as part of social events, it can be a challenge for some to stave off binge drinking or habitual drinking. We can see from the number of alcohol deaths per year that there is…