I drink too much – What do I do?
If you find that you drink too much, you can try to stop drinking. Or get an assessment. More tips on how to manage problem drinking here.
Signs and symptoms of alcohol addiction
Signs and symptoms of alcohol addiction include increased tolerance and withdrawal when you stop drinking. More on signs and symptoms of alcohol problems here.
What is alcohol withdrawal?
Alcohol withdrawal occurs when you stop using alcohol after prolonged use, or a binge. Find out more about alcohol withdrawal here.
What are alcohol withdrawal symptoms?
Alcohol withdrawal is characterized by physical and psychological symptoms such as difficulty thinking, depression, mood swings, or (in severe cases) seizures and delerium. Learn more about alcohol withdrawal symptoms here.
How to treat alcohol addiction
Do you know someone suffering from alcohol addiction? Are you an alcoholic and want to know how to treat alcohol addiction? We review here. Plus, a section at the end for your questions about treating alcohol addiction.
Is alcoholism a disease?
Some say yes. Some say no. But alcoholism definitely affects your health of body and mind. More on alcoholism as a disease here.
Abstinence vs. harm reduction
Is abstinence the only way to recovery from alcohol addiction? What about harm reduction? And is there room for both approaches? We review these two treatments for alcoholism here.
Sobriety and depression
Living for sobriety will change your life. What can you expect in sobriety if clinical depression is present? More here.
Can alcohol abuse or alcholism cause mental illness?
Experts don’t agree. It is very hard to know if mental illnesses lead to alcoholism or if the physical and social consequences of alcoholism lead to other psychiatric symptoms. More here from psychiatrist Dr. Joel Holiner on the relationship between mental health and alcohol abuse.
Mixing opiates and alcohol
The risks and dangers of mixing heroin with alcohol include decreased breathing and heart rate. Other effects include dizziness, drowsiness, tremors, and significantly impaired fine motor skills. More on why to avoid mixing alcohol and heroin here.