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Outpatient vs Inpatient Alcohol Detoxification

You’re ready to quit drinking. You know that you need help dealing with the withdrawal symptoms. Now, you’re wondering about the outpatient vs. inpatient alcohol detoxification options. Which one’s right for you? In many cases, finding the best treatment option is one of the most important decisions of life. We want to be part of…

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Does Alcohol Detox Work in Healing Addiction?

Alcoholism is a severe disease that can destroy a person’s health and well-being. It also can ruin a career, a person’s social reputation, and relationships. People who become entangled in alcohol abuse often develop a severe dependency. They are interested in knowing – does alcohol detox work, and will it work for me? Alcohol addiction…

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The Causes of Alcohol Addiction

America has a severe alcohol addiction problem, and not nearly enough is being done about it. More than 15 million people struggle with alcohol addiction, but less than 10 percent get treatment. Another 65 million Americans binge-drink at least once each month, putting them at heightened risk of developing an addiction. At Serenity House Detox…

Alcoholism among trauma workers

Alcoholism Among Trauma Workers: Is PTSD to Blame?

PTSD Can Lead to Alcoholism Among Trauma Workers Trauma workers expose themselves to horrifying disasters regularly, and more than 50 percent develop varying degrees of post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. This condition often leads to drug or alcohol abuse. Fortunately, there are healthy ways to deal with PTSD. Psychotherapy and counseling can help victims understand their…

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March Madness and Alcoholism

When the March Madness college basketball tournament tips off, students and fans across the country will reach for alcoholic beverages. The binge drinking that comes with the country’s most exciting basketball series puts an increased number of late-teens and twenty-somethings at risk of alcoholism. Upwards of 68 colleges and universities participate in the single-elimination tournament.…

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How to Drink Less in Social Situations

Social drinking may seem normal to some people. You may be one of the many people around others who are drinking over dinner, in a conversation, or at that big corporate event. If you are focusing on sober living and you do not want to drink, you shouldn’t. You also should not feel pressured to…

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10 Benefits of Leaving Alcohol Behind

For some people, the idea of life without alcohol is inconceivable. Drinking is as normal as eating, sleeping, or going to work. For others who have an alcohol addiction, going an entire day without drinking alcohol is impossible. They do not have the control or the will to leave alcohol behind and live a life…

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What’s the Problem with Drinking and Driving?

Without a doubt, alcoholism can ruin the lives of problem drinkers. Unfortunately, it also can deliver several forms of collateral damage. While the family is always a major concern, collateral damage sometimes extends beyond unsuspecting family members and friends. We should all be aware of the problems drinking and driving can create for unsuspecting motorists…

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Why Alcohol Detox At Home Doesn’t Work

Feeling that you’re ready for detox is a remarkable push forward toward a better life. For your first steps into sobriety, it’s important to involve the right professionals to help you achieve your goals. While an alcohol detox at home may seem like a viable option, there are many dangers in handling this critical phase…

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Do I Need to Go to an Alcohol Detox Center?

Alcohol addiction is an all too common problem in the United States. Alcohol is a depressant that goes quickly into the bloodstream and affects all organs of the body. When someone is intoxicated, they feel more talkative, confident and have fewer inhibitions. When individuals abuse alcohol over a long period or routinely binge drink, they…