Friday November 28th 2014

alcohol abuse

How to help an alcohol addict

How to help an alcohol addict

You can help an alcoholic in the process of identifying the problem as well as helping research appropriate treatment options. More on how to do this here.

2 Living in a codependent marriage? How to get through it

Living in a codependent marriage? How to get through it

You are not alone. Frances Simone knows about the dynamics of codependency and dealing with alcoholism from her real-life experience with her husband.

How to cope with alcoholism in the family: BOOK REVIEW

How to cope with alcoholism in the family: BOOK REVIEW

Believe it or not, you really CAN raise healthy children in an alcoholic home. How? Dr. Barbara Wood shares her experience and knowledge in a MUST HAVE book. More here.

Talking to college students about alcohol

Talking to college students about alcohol

Six (6) conversations you should be having with your college student, especially about drinking. More here.

Alcohol effects

Alcohol effects

Alcohol can affect on multiple physical systems of the body. Not to mention the mental side effects. We review the body systems affected by alcohol here, and invite your questions about alcohol effects at the end.

3 Help for alcohol withdrawal

Help for alcohol withdrawal

Seek 24-7 medical supervision during alcohol withdrawal for diagnosis and treatment of possible severe conditions. Treatments then include oral benzodiazepines, anti-seizure or anti-psychotic medications and fluid intake. More here on where to get help for alcohol withdrawal and what to expect during withdrawal.

1 How is alcohol abused?

How is alcohol abused?

Alcohol abuse = excessive drinking. More than one drink per day for women; more than two drinks daily for men. More here on the limits between healthy and unhealthy drinking, with a section for your questions at the end.

1 How can alcohol kill you?

How can alcohol kill you?

Alcohol can kill you directly or indirectly. Accidents including traffic fatalities, fire, overdose, or injuries are attributed to drinking. But how does alcohol affect body systems? We review here.

Alcohol detox treatment

Alcohol detox treatment

Detox from alcohol includes assessment for dependence, use of medications (when necessary) and medical supervision to address symptoms of withdrawal. More on the protocols and treatments during alcohol detox here.

2 Alcohol withdrawal signs

Alcohol withdrawal signs

Signs of alcohol withdrawal can include sweating, agitation, or irregular heartbeat. But what if alcohol withdrawal becomes seriously complicated by seizures or hallucinations? We review the signs of early and late alcohol withdrawal, and the protocols for acute alcohol withdrawal treatment here.

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