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What Are The Advantages Of A Medically Monitored Alcohol Detox Program?

Alcoholism is a very powerful mental illness that affects millions of people around the world. It is one of the leading causes of preventable death, and most people never regain control because they do not realize that there is a way to recover from their seemingly hopeless state. Not only does the alcoholic’s life become…

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What is Cirrhosis?

When people talk about the effects of long-term alcoholism, they often talk about one major problem–cirrhosis of the liver. What is cirrhosis? While this condition is deadly, some are at a greater risk of developing it than others. As cirrhosis becomes worse, the liver will have less healthy tissue. If left untreated, the liver will fail…

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A Quick History of Alcoholism

How much of a problem is alcohol addiction? 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 terrible things can occur, including physical…

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Dangers of Binge Drinking: What You Need To Know

When you’re going out on the weekends or enjoying a weekday happy hour with friends, it’s easy for one drink to turn into several. Binge drinking is a common problem, and many people don’t realize they’re participating in binge drinking until they run into trouble. Let’s take a look at the definition of binge drinking. What Is…