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The Mask of High-Functioning Alcoholism: Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

A high-functioning alcoholic is an individual who maintains their daily responsibilities and appears successful while struggling with alcohol addiction behind closed doors. They often manage to keep their alcoholism hidden underneath their seeming successes, making it challenging for friends, family, and even themselves to recognize the severity of their problem.1 Although it’s harder to recognize the signs of alcoholism in someone who is high-functioning, there are still some tell-tale things

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Alcohol Detox Stages: How Long Does Alcohol Detox Take?

Alcohol is among the most widely used drugs in the United States. An estimated 133.1 million people had a drink in the last month alone.¹ Thankfully, most people are responsible about their alcohol consumption. They have a drink while out on a date or at a gathering with friends and cut it after one or two. Unfortunately, some have a harder time managing their drinking. In the U.S., 21.5% of

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Can Alcohol-Induced AFib Be Reversed?

Prolonged alcohol use can have a wide range of effects on the human body. Some of these can be noticed immediately, while others can take time to present themselves but become much more serious. One such issue that can take some time to develop is alcohol-induced heart murmurs and palpitations — otherwise known as alcohol-induced AFib. When dealing with matters of your heart and its continued function, you’ll want to

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Can You Develop Heart Palpitations From Drinking Alcohol?

Heart problems are extremely dangerous, and most people who have felt any pain in their chest know how scary of a feeling it can be. Your heart is one of the most vital organs in the body, and heart palpitations are a sign that it isn’t as healthy as it could be. Whether you’re a heavy alcohol drinker or just consume one or two drinks per day, you might wonder

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Why Does Alcohol Give Me Night Sweats?

Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night and found yourself covered in a cold sweat that you couldn’t quite explain? While sweating performs a bodily function — keeps you cool in warm conditions — and is often a sign your body is fighting off an infection, sometimes night sweats can be a sign of a more serious condition. If you’re dealing with alcoholism, you may also

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How Long Does Depression Last After Quitting Alcohol?

Choosing to quit alcohol can prove challenging for people looking to positively change their lives. Alcohol addiction can become so ingrained in a person that when they begin to move away from their old ways, symptoms of depression can develop. As you start getting sober, one can only wonder — how long will the depression last after quitting alcohol? Defining Depression Depression is a complex condition that presents itself differently

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Does Drinking Alcohol Cause Hair Loss?

Shedding hair is a completely normal process for humans. In fact, we lose about 50 to 100 hairs from our head per day on average. Losing some strands every day is natural, but losing hair at an extreme rate or losing clumps of hair may be a sign of a bigger problem. There are many factors that could contribute to balding: aging, hormonal changes, medical conditions, and more. But there

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How Does Alcoholism Develop Over Time?

Alcoholism: The 4 Main Stages   What Is Alcoholism? Alcoholism is a serious type of alcohol use disorder that makes people dependent on drinking. People with alcoholism usually have a high tolerance, meaning that they need to drink more than other people to feel the same effects. If someone has alcoholism, they will continue abusing alcohol despite knowing and/or experiencing the consequences of drinking heavily.   How To Tell If

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The Connection Between Alcohol and Violence

Drinking alcohol can cause people to exhibit different types of behaviors. Some people feel happy when they’re drunk, some feel sad when they’re under the influence, and others get angry. In fact, the “angry drunk” stereotype is not far from the truth for some. It’s no secret that drinking alcohol can lead to aggression. A majority of individuals who commit violent crimes or acts are under the influence of alcohol

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Do I Have a Hangover or Alcohol Poisoning?

Almost all adults who drink alcohol, whether casually or heavily, have experienced a hangover at some point in their lives. Fewer individuals can say they have had alcohol poisoning. In some cases, however, a person with an extremely bad hangover may think they are going through alcohol poisoning. And on the other hand, alcohol poisoning can sometimes be confused for a very bad hangover. This is because the symptoms of

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