sad woman considering the risks of alcohol abuse

Risks of Alcohol Abuse

Most people in the United States drink beer or wine as a way of enjoying themselves or relaxing. Alcohol is common in most social gatherings as a way of celebration. To prevent alcohol use disorder, you need to monitor the amount of alcohol you consume. Heavy drinking means consuming more than three drinks a day…

guy sitting down with a drink wondering am I an alcoholic

Am I an Alcoholic?

If you’re asking yourself that question, then you may want to consider why. Not everyone who abuses alcohol is an alcoholic. Likewise, alcoholism isn’t always easy to identify. Some people may feel like they are on the fence. Others are in complete denial. However, if you find yourself asking, “Am I an alcoholic?”, then you…

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Dangers of Binge Drinking

Binge drinking is common, especially among college students. Binge drinking means drinking as much alcohol as needed for one to get drunk. Drinking to oblivion leads to the production of high blood alcohol levels that pass the 0.08% driving limit. Misguided college students often use the free time to practice binge drinking with their friends. Worse…

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Alcoholic Dementia

When you abuse alcohol, ethanol, the active ingredient that causes intoxication, can severely overwork your liver. Most forms of liver disease are irreversible, making it important to get help when you first start exhibiting signs of a drinking problem. Long-term alcohol abuse can lead to conditions like alcoholic dementia, which are not only debilitating but…

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How Choice Theory Can Aid Addiction Recovery

During substance abuse treatment, programs like individual counseling and choice theory can help you learn how to manage triggers and cravings. How does choice theory aid addiction recovery? By improving your decision-making process and helping you learn how to cope with triggers.  More than 24 million Americans used illicit drugs in the past month, while…