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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  An alcoholic is an outdated and colloquial term for someone with an AUD.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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Can Someone Tell Me How to Stop Drinking Alcohol?

Do you find it a challenge to limit how much or how often you drink alcohol? Does your drinking cause you to feel guilty, ashamed, anxious, or depressed? If you are like millions of others, you would like to quit but don’t know how to stop drinking alcohol. This means you are struggling with an…

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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…

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How Does Alcohol Affect the Brain?

There is no question that drinking too much alcohol is bad for the human body in many ways. This extends to how alcohol affects the brain and what trouble alcohol gets people into. Alcohol’s effects on the brain lead to a downward spiral of destruction to the individual’s health, family relationships, and career. However, an…

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How to Live With an Alcoholic

While alcoholism can be difficult for the individual, families are equally affected by the addicted family member’s behaviors. Learning how to live with an alcoholic can be emotionally and physically draining. The alcoholic may try to hide the extent of their alcohol abuse, and they can cause psychological damage to the loved ones around them.…

Problems With Taking Alcohol And Ibuprofen

Mixing many drugs with alcohol can be dangerous. Ibuprofen is no exception. Although ibuprofen is available over the counter as Midol, Advil, and other painkillers, it’s still dangerous to mix with alcohol. Some of the dangers of mixing alcohol and ibuprofen can even be life threatening. Why You Shouldn’t Mix Alcohol And Ibuprofen Alcohol interacts…

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I Wish I Had Recognized the Signs of Alcoholism!

Do you suspect that your wife’s behavior is showing signs of alcoholism? It’s a misconception that those struggling with an alcohol use disorder leave a path of empty bottles in their wakes. Instead, they frequently hide their drinking and dispose of “evidence” before you can find it. However, there are other symptoms you can look…

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What’s So Bad About Drinking and Driving

Drinking and driving can obviously get people in trouble with the law. Beyond the legal ramifications, it is also a dangerous thing to do. When someone drinks, the alcohol inhibits their ability to think clearly. It also slows down their reaction time. If something happens on the roadway, the driver is less able to react…

Long term effects of alcohol infographic

Long Term Effects of Alcohol [Infographic]

The long term effects of alcohol consumption are very dangerous, and in some cases they can even be deadly. It is critical to fully understand how an alcohol addiction can impact the body and the mind, not to mention personal relationships and fulfillment. Explore the most worrying long term effects of alcohol, and help those…