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…

woman struggles with alcoholism during march madness

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.…

woman learns to drink less around her friends

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…

group learning how to stage an intervention

How to Stage an Intervention

If someone you love is experiencing issues with addiction, it may be time to stage an intervention. However, most people haven’t experienced an intervention before. Therefore, they do not know how to stage an intervention. If you go about staging an intervention the wrong way, your friend or family member could become resistant. Sometimes it’s…

a person meditating with a group leader at a holistic alcohol detox

What are the Benefits of Holistic Alcohol Detox?

If you’re suffering from alcoholism, you’ve probably experienced some level of alcohol withdrawal whether you realized it or not. Even those who aren’t alcoholics have symptoms after a night out of heavy drinking. The body becomes accustomed to alcohol being in the system, so hangovers can cause very minor symptoms like headaches or nausea. For…

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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…

a man showing the signs of a functioning alcoholic

Signs of a Functioning Alcoholic

A functional alcoholic is a person who has the need to use alcohol on a consistent basis but seems to be able to handle daily life just fine. Can you be a casual drinker? Or, are you facing a real alcohol addiction that limits your health and puts you at risk for complicated addiction? At…

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Alcohol and Blood Pressure Linked to Strokes

Heavy Drinking Linked to Strokes in Middle Age Are you thinking about having that extra glass of wine with dinner tonight? If you’re in your 50’s or 60’s, you may want to avoid it, as heavy mid-life drinking is as likely to cause a stroke and diabetes. Drinking too much alcohol and blood pressure increase…

the old definition of addiction with it's addiction stigma

Battling Addiction Stigma

Addiction is unlike any other disease, and addicts are people who are totally out of control. At least, that’s what it seems the rest of the world believes when they talk about substance abuse problems and addiction stigma. With the exception of sexually transmitted infections, substance abuse is perhaps the most stigmatized health condition that exists today.…