Statistics of Alcohol Addiction

April 4, 2008

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Alcohol detox programs can help an alcoholic make a very difficult first step toward committing fully to a lifestyle without a dependence on alcohol. It has been proven by numerous studies that the more solid an addict’s support network of family, friends, medical workers, etc. the more likely he or she will be to recover fully.

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Alcohol Abuse Facts and Why Alcohol Rehab is Needed

April 2, 2008

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Over 22 million people in the United States that have a drug abuse or substance abuse problem. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for the year 2006, this amounts to a little less than 10% of the entire nation.

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Zero Tolerance in Addiction Treatment Centers

April 1, 2008

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Drug and alcohol rehab centers have different policies regarding what happens when patients engage in substance abuse while they are there. It is somewhat of a debate over whether zero tolerance is the best method or if addicts should be given a second chance before they’re kicked out of the treatment center.

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Changing Thoughts in Alcohol Rehab

March 31, 2008

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Overcoming an alcohol addiction requires changing the way you think. If you are suffering from alcoholism, you may not even realize that your mind is working very differently than it used to.

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Make the Right Choice: Alcohol Rehabilitation

March 24, 2008

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Unfortunately many alcohol addicts do not understand that they do indeed have a serious alcohol problem.  Alcohol is a serious problem that affects every minute of one’s daily life.  An alcohol addict is unable to think clearly, decisions are harder to make because thinking has become an arduous process for the alcohol abuser, communication is normally cut between the alcohol abuser with his or her family and friends, among many other changes in an alcohol addict’s life.  Read more

More People Seek Alcohol Abuse Treatment

March 23, 2008

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According to Medical News Today, there are more patients getting addiction treatment services from the healthcare system for alcohol abuse than there were in the past. This is good news as there are millions of people in the United States who have an alcohol abuse problem and never seek professional help for it. Read more

Alcohol and Parenting

March 21, 2008

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The majority of teenagers in the United States cite their parents as the most important influence on their decisions regarding alcohol. Because of this, parents have a responsibility to teach their children the correct way to handle alcohol in their lives. Unfortunately, many don’t talk to their kids about the issue at all because they aren’t sure what to say or they fear it will actually encourage them to drink. However, that simply isn’t true. There are a number of ways parents can foster a responsible view of drinking in their children, reducing the chances of alcohol abuse and alcoholism during the teen years and beyond. Read more

Alcohol Abuse and Tolerance

March 19, 2008

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The longer a person lives with alcoholism, the greater the level of tolerance they develop to the substance. This means that, over time, the alcoholic will need to drink more in order to get the same effects. Eventually, they become physically dependent on alcohol and must drink a significant amount just to function and avoid withdrawal symptoms. Read more

Alcohol Dementia

March 18, 2008

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There are many negative affects of long-term alcoholism. Alcohol dementia is a condition that can occur after a person drinks excessively for a very long period of time. Its symptoms are problems in the brain, including personality changes, memory loss, diminished ability to think, and learning difficulties. Alcohol consumption affects brain cells, and the damage can build up over time until it results in brain damage. Poor nutrition also adds to the effects. Read more

Facts About Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse

March 17, 2008

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Alcoholism is a condition in which people consume alcohol regardless of the negative consequences and health problems it leads to. Alcoholism is an addiction and, according to many people, a disease. People who are alcoholics are either physically or psychologically dependent on the substance. Read more

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