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.
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.
There is so much about alcoholism that brings us to grief. But when we accept that which we cannot understand, we can create room to feel, to live and to thrive. More on how to grow up OUT OF alcoholism here.
Alcohol addiction advice and stories from someone who’s been there. If you’re an alcoholic, or love an alcoholic, we present the reasons why you should check out The Autobiography of a Low-Bottom Alky here.
Alcoholism impacts the ability to participate in family life. An alcoholic mother does not have the ability to be emotionally present and to give to her children the love, care, and affection they need. So how can you learn to care for yourself when living with an alcoholic mom? Maggie Harmon explores here.
Get up-to-date on the definition of problem drinking and its associated harms worldwide. Statistics on alcohol use and abuse in the U.S. as well as internationally, and ideas for how we can prevent harm caused by alcohol use…based on the collaborative World Health Organization (WHO) Report on “Alcohol and Injuries”, essential reading for anyone interested in harm reduction among drinkers.
Alcoholism affects entire families, not just a single individual. So what are some common traits of children of alcoholics? And what treatment options exist for those who grew up in alcoholic homes? We review here.
Physical addiction to alcohol is known as alcohol dependence. Does dependence on alcohol indicate alcoholism? We review here and invite your questions about physical addiction to alcohol at the end.
ARTICLE OVERVIEW: Alcohol intoxication is a condition in which a toxic amount of alcohol has been consumed, usually in a short period of time and typically leads to a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) that exceeds 0.08 g/dL. More here on overdose amounts and well as the signs and solutions for acute intoxication or alcohol poisoning. […]
Alcohol addiction ruins lives and causes financial stress. Getting help for alcohol addiction is the first and a necessary step to recovery. Read on to find out how you can get help for your addiction or you can help someone that you care about.