Sunday September 21st 2014

alcohol addiction treatment

Can I drink in recovery?

September 18th, 2014

Many people in recovery wonder whether alcohol is off the table for good. Here we examine what drinking in recovery looks like and see what some recovery resources have to say. Then, we invite your comments and feedback at the end.

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Alcohol detox time

September 16th, 2014

While most cases of acute detox are over within about a week, detox from alcohol can last anywhere from a few hours to several months. We review the common symptoms that can occur, their risks, and the complete time it takes to go through alcohol detox here.

Alcohol detox treatment

August 23rd, 2014

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.

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Cold turkey alcohol

July 29th, 2014

Doctors recommend that anyone detoxing from alcohol get a full medical assessment first. In fact, going cold turkey off alcohol can put you at risk of harm. More on cold turkey alcohol detox here.

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Types of A.A. meetings

July 28th, 2014

Descriptions of speaker meetings, Big Book study vs. step studies, and topic/discussion meetings. Plus, a description of specific A.A. groups and their functions here.

How to tell if you’re an alcoholic

July 26th, 2014

The best way to determine if you are alcoholic is to try to go without alcohol for 30 days. Abstaining for this long can manifest symptoms of psychological dependence on alcohol. More on where to get help for alcohol problems and how to assess substance use disorders here.

Choosing an addiction treatment center: 13 principles + 5 questions

June 16th, 2014

There are thousands of addiction treatment centers in the U.S. alone. How do you know which is the right place for you? We help guide your process here.

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Alcohol detox timeline: How long to detox from alcohol?

May 31st, 2014

The regular course of a typical alcohol detox is about three (3) days, but alcohol detox can be prolonged for up to two (2) weeks after cessation of drinking. An alcohol detox timeline here.

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Men’s addiction treatment: INTERVIEW with Fresh Start Ministries

May 28th, 2014

Men seeking addiction treatment can have low self esteem and difficulty with vulnerability. Great lessons, suggestions, and what can work for men in recovery for drug or alcohol addiction here!

Neurofeedback for addiction

May 23rd, 2014

Neurofeedback therapy involves monitoring the brain via electroencephalography (EEG). During addiction treatment, neurofeedback can train the recovering addict to recognize brain states and to “correct” them. How does it work, exactly? More here.

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