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.
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.
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.
What are treatments for alcoholism, alcohol abuse, and alcohol addiction?
Treatment for alcoholism includes a medically supervised detox, medications, and psycho-therapeutic interventions. More on treatment for alcohol abuse or addiction to alcohol here.
Is alcohol addictive?
Yes. Alcohol is addictive. In fact, alcohol can have a high potential for addiction. More here on the addictive quality of alcohol.
Can alcoholics drink again?
A true alcoholic may want to drink again. But the reality is that a real alcoholic experiences alcohol cravings when they drink, which only leads to a dead end. More here on why alcoholics should aim to remain abstinent instead.
Thiamine deficiency, alcohol, and alcoholism
Alcoholic drinking and possible thiamine deficiency can result in brain disorders. Learn how to treat or reverse adverse effects of chronic drinking or alcoholism by increasing your thiamine levels here.
How to quit drinking alcohol without AA
A.A. may not work for everyone. Here we present 5 options to 12 step groups and how to quit drinking alcohol outside of A.A.
Why do Irish people drink a lot?
Genetics? Environment? Both? We explore drinking patterns of people from Irish backgrounds and whether or not Irish people drink a lot here.
The twelve steps of AA interpreted
The Big Book tells us HOW to work the 12 steps to achieve sobriety, but not WHY. Here, Rabbi Shais Taub gives us his opinion on the twelve steps of AA, interpreted to help us understand WHY twelve step programs work (if you work them).