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Alcohol Awareness Month: Signs of Alcohol Abuse in a Loved One

April is Alcohol Awareness Month… a time to consider if you or anyone in your life may need support for alcohol abuse. Sometimes, it can be challenging to know the difference between normal alcohol use and problematic alcohol abuse. Here you will find alcohol abuse information to help you know when a loved one needs…

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Qualities of a Successful Alcohol Detox Program

Alcohol is one of the most widely available substances throughout modern society. As a result, more people than ever are suffering from alcoholism. Are you trying to detox after dealing with a history of alcohol abuse? If so, there is a good chance you’re looking for the best detox facility available to you. Alcohol is…

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Do I Need an Alcohol Rehab Program in Florida?

Alcohol addiction is a widespread problem that often leads to people being less productive at work, losing friends and even needing professional help. One of the most difficult things about overcoming alcohol addiction is finding the right treatment for an individual, because every person has different needs. Fortunately there are many treatments available today. There…

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A Quick History of Alcoholism

How much of a problem is alcohol addiction? Has it always been a problem? The effects of alcohol on society are far-reaching, and cause problems on many levels. First, there’s the social level where people become addicted to alcohol and can slip into a state of constant drunkenness. While affected by alcohol, all manner of…

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Brain Function Altered by Underage Drinking

Doing some partying and binge drinking while you’re young doesn’t do much harm, right? In fact, the side effects of excessive and underage drinking can become severe. According to a recent study published by Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, binge and underage drinking can actually damage your brain well into adulthood. A young adult detox…

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Finding a Women’s-Specific Alcohol Detox Center

Alcohol affects women differently than men, and alcohol detox is different for women than for men. When it’s time to get help, a women’s alcohol detox center is better prepared to meet female clients’ specific physical and emotional needs. Due to differences in physiology, the physical impact of alcohol causes women to suffer from more…

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How Do I Know I Have an Alcohol Use Disorder?

Alcohol abuse is a widespread phenomenon, with millions of people around the globe experiencing addiction to alcohol and using it in higher amounts than recommended. However, what exactly is an alcohol use disorder? Furthermore, how do you know when someone needs help for alcohol use disorder or just enjoys drinks in moderation? At Serenity House…

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Mocktail Ideas for a Sober Holiday Celebration

The holiday season can be a trying time when you’re dealing with a substance use disorder. With all of the alcohol and stress accompanying these celebrations, you may want to forego them altogether. However, you don’t have to, and you won’t need to if you get alcohol addiction help. A sober holiday celebration is doable.…