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.
Naltrexone, Acamprosate, and Disulfiram are all FDA approved medications to help you stop drinking. More on medications for alcohol use disorder here.
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.
Genetics? Environment? Both? We explore drinking patterns of people from Irish backgrounds and whether or not Irish people drink a lot here.
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.
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.
How often are drug addicts and alcoholics dually diagnosed with Multiple Personality Disorder?
Many addiction professionals try to skip over the issue of HONESTY and rush into labeling clients and beginning to address other treatment issues. However, honesty is a must if freedom from addiction is your goal.
Wondering what lies behind your compulsive behavior? Learn about the personality disorders which drive us to drink, drug and behave compulsively. “Why do I drink, drug, or have addictive behavior?” Find out here.
If you think you have a problem with drugs, smoking or drinking…you probably do. Learn why you can’t stop and what you can do about it. Simple steps to stop smoking, stop drinking or stop taking drugs here.