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4 Withdrawal symptoms of alcohol

Withdrawal symptoms of alcohol

September 20th, 2011

Moderate withdrawal symptoms of alcohol include restlessness, insomnia, lack of appetite and difficulty with cognitive functions. But if you are a hard drinker, expect severe and intense withdrawal symptoms from alcohol and possible seizures or hallucinations. What else affects withdrawal symptoms of alcohol? Learn here.

5 Can alcohol withdrawal kill you?

Can alcohol withdrawal kill you?

September 2nd, 2011

Yes, alcohol withdrawal can be fatal, especially for severe cases of alcohol dependence. But most serious problems that can kill you during alcohol withdrawal are preventable and can be managed. More here.

9 AA founder's original message

AA founder’s original message

August 29th, 2011

What did AA founders believe about alcoholism? The founders of AA believed that addiction is a curable disease. More here.

9 When you should not stop drinking cold turkey

When you should not stop drinking cold turkey

August 26th, 2011

You should not stop drinking cold turkey if you expect alcohol withdrawal. Alcohol withdrawal requires medical management. We review specific risks of complications during cold turkey withdrawal from alcohol here.

86 Pills to help you stop drinking

Pills to help you stop drinking

August 18th, 2011

Naltrexone, Acamprosate, and Disulfiram are all FDA approved medications to help you stop drinking. More on medications for alcohol use disorder here.

5 Drinking to cure a hangover: The hair of the dog

Drinking to cure a hangover: The hair of the dog

August 12th, 2011

Drinking to cure a hangover works by preventing metabolism of methanol and increasing blood sugar levels. But the hair of the dog may also be a sign of alcohol dependence. Does that mean that you’re an alcoholic? More here.

32 Why do Irish people drink a lot?

Why do Irish people drink a lot?

June 27th, 2011

Genetics? Environment? Both? We explore drinking patterns of people from Irish backgrounds and whether or not Irish people drink a lot here.

10 Do I have a drinking problem?

Do I have a drinking problem?

May 16th, 2011

You make promises to yourself about drinking … and then you break them. You start drinking earlier than you wanted, drink more than you intended, and continue this pattern for days. So do you have a drinking problem, or not? More here.

20 Should I tell an alcoholic they are in denial?

Should I tell an alcoholic they are in denial?

May 2nd, 2011

Denial is a powerful force that helps us protect ourselves. When is it OK to address this defense mechanism in others as related to drinking and alcohol abuse? Suggestions that can help you answer the question, “Should I tell an alcoholic they are in denial?” here.

77 Multiple personality disorder, addicts and addiction

Multiple personality disorder, addicts and addiction

April 29th, 2011

How often are drug addicts and alcoholics dually diagnosed with Multiple Personality Disorder?

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