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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  An alcoholic is an outdated and colloquial term for someone with an AUD.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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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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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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Alcoholism Is a Disease

Alcoholism is a disease that most people don’t quite understand. When one thinks of alcoholism, they picture someone realizing they have a problem and seeking help with detox or alcohol addiction rehab once. Yet, like any disease, it is a condition that is more complicated than that. Alcohol addiction or alcohol use disorder (the term…

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Staging an Alcohol Intervention

When someone you love is struggling with alcohol use disorder, then alcohol intervention is an appropriate action. Statistics on drinking in the United States say that alcohol use disorder has increased by 11 percent. This is due to a number of factors, not least of which is the accessibility of alcohol and its social acceptance.…

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Significant Alcoholism Signs

Nearly all adults drink. Whether it’s a few beers at a Friday night party, a cocktail, or glass of champagne at a wedding, or some wine after a long day at work, alcohol is a common beverage. Because alcohol is so socially acceptable and easy to get, it can be easily abused, leading individuals to…

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How to Figure Out if You’re Dating an Alcoholic

People like to believe that love conquers all. However, this isn’t the case if you’re dating an alcoholic. It’s not always easy to tell if someone has a drinking problem. You have to know the signs of alcohol addiction. Fortunately, the team at Beaches Recovery has extensive experience treating the disease of addiction and can…

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Don’t Fear Detoxing from Alcohol

There’s plenty of information about rehab for a wide variety of substance abuse problems. But when it comes to detoxing from alcohol, a lot of what’s out there is misinformation. As a result, people who need help are afraid to reach out for it. But don’t let this be you. At Beaches Recovery, our team…

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Best Tips to Stop Drinking Today

When you want to stop drinking alcohol, your best chance of success comes through seeking professional help. Alcohol abuse is a chronic, acute disease that alters brain chemistry. Therefore, willpower alone isn’t enough to overcome this disease. Also, painful and possibly life-threatening withdrawal symptoms could occur, making professional help necessary to stop drinking alcohol safely.…

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Why Does a Functioning Alcoholic Need Treatment?

While a functioning alcoholic may feel like their addiction is not a problem, they often are unaware of how alcohol affects their life. From long-term health problems to issues at home, alcoholism can cause severe repercussions in an individual’s life. The only way to prevent these problems from happening is to get treatment and stay…