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Self-Diagnosing Alcoholism

If you’re struggling to control your alcohol intake, you’re likely asking yourself, “Am I an alcoholic?” In recovery, there’s an old saying that if you suspect you have a drinking problem, you probably do. Of course, that’s not always the case. It is best to get a professional diagnosis for any health issue, including substance…

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The Stages of Alcohol Rehab

Alcohol addiction is a serious, life-threatening disease. The excessive use of alcohol is blamed for an estimated 88,000 deaths every year in the U.S. For those with an alcohol use disorder, what starts as occasional “fun” can end with homelessness, alienation from friends and family, and chronic illness that deteriorates their health. Is alcohol threatening…

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What Drugs Can Help with Alcohol Withdrawal?

As part of our alcohol detox program at Serenity House Detox Florida, we offer alcohol withdrawal medication. These medications can make you more comfortable as your body recovers from the aftermath of years of alcohol abuse. Additionally, our supervised, structured program includes the support you need to focus on your recovery. Learn more about the medications…

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Can I Ever Return to Casual Drinking?

There’s a broad spectrum when it comes to drinking. Casual drinkers, or social drinkers, occasionally consume alcohol, usually at a social event. They can control how much they drink and have no issues going for long periods without any alcohol. You may be wondering if your relationship to drinking can be defined as casual drinking or…

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Casual Drinking vs. Alcoholism

Drinking is ingrained in many different aspects of American. It’s common to see alcoholic beverages served at various sporting and social events. Enjoying a beer at a football game doesn’t make someone an alcoholic. However, if you follow up that beer with eight to ten more, that can be a sign of alcohol addiction. Education can…

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Avoidable Causes of Alcohol Addiction

When you drink too much, it can start to affect your performance at school or work. Your relationships may start to deteriorate because of changes in your behavior because of drinking. There’s nothing wrong with having an occasional drink at home or while attending a social event. Constantly drinking to excess can open the door…

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Do I Need an Alcohol Rehab Center?

Alcohol addiction is a complex disease to treat on your own, but comprehensive help is available and can give you a better chance at a full recovery. Working with an alcohol rehab center may offer an opportunity for you to fully embrace treatment in a safe, modern facility with dedicated professionals who have the resources…

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How Alcohol Addiction Can Impact Your Mental Health

Alcohol is a depressant, which means it works to slow down the function of the central nervous system. It is also addictive, which means it can rewire the brain, causing it to become dependent on this substance. This issue can lead to a range of changes to mental health. Alcohol addiction amplifies existing conditions and…

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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…