Alcohol Addiction

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What is The Difference Between Buzzed & Drunk?

There are dozens of terms out there that we use to describe ourselves when we’re feeling on a certain level of intoxication from alcohol. You could range from being flushed to plastered, depending on a variety of factors (which we’ll get to later). But one of the most popular terms, which usually falls in the middle and is arguably the closest stage to being fully drunk, is buzzed.   What

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How to Stop Being an Angry Drunk

Alcohol abuse and dependency impact millions of Americans annually. Alcohol is prone to addiction because of the euphoric effects it causes when you become intoxicated. It can make you physically and psychologically dependent, causing painful and serious withdrawal symptoms when you stop drinking. Alcohol abuse and alcoholism increase your risk of engaging in dangerous behaviors, like driving while intoxicated and psychical altercations. Since alcohol reduces anxiety and decreases inhibitions, intoxication

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Is Alcohol a Depressant?

Oftentimes, people associate alcohol with parties or social settings. This might lead people to assume that alcohol has a positive effect on the brain. However, alcohol is actually a depressant. Alcohol and the Brain Alcohol is classified as a depressant because of the way its chemicals interact with the brain. The way alcohol affects someone depends on how quickly they drink, their blood alcohol content (BAC), and the quantity of

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What is Alcoholism?

There may have come a time where you were concerned whether it is for yourself, a friend, or a loved one where you question, is that too many drinks? Is it normal to feel the way I do? Should I cut back on drinking? Is it social drinking or is it more than that? This can then lead to an internet search for “what is alcoholism?”. Depending on what you


5 Tips to Deal With A Loved One’s Out of Control Drinking This Holiday Season

Holiday joy becomes an empty phrase when you have an inebriated loved one searching for car keys after the family meal. So, what is a family member to do when drinking has become a serious problem in a loved one’s life during the happiest time of the year?  Here are 5 tips to help you help your loved one and keep YOUR sanity throughout the holiday season and throughout the

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The Dangers of Mixing Benadryl and Alcohol

Surviving seasonal allergies while fulfilling personal and professional responsibilities can be incredibly difficult. It’s understandable that a person may take an antihistamine like Benadryl (the brand name of diphenhydramine) to relieve a runny nose and watery eyes. However, it’s not safe to mix an over-the-counter allergy medication with other behavior inhibiting substances like alcohol. For example, there are various dangers of mixing Benadryl and alcohol. Mixing Benadryl and Alcohol Benadryl

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Do I Have Alcoholic Parents?

When people have a severe problem with alcohol, it affects their entire family. If you believe you have alcoholic parents, it’s important to understand the definition of alcoholism as well as warning signs that can help you to determine the severity of your family’s situation. Only then will you know if you would benefit from professional help. What Is Alcoholism? Many people can have a drink or two now and

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How to Quit Drinking Alcohol

Learning how to quit drinking alcohol isn’t always easy. Some people can stop drinking whenever they want. Others have an unquenchable thirst for the drug that gets worse the less that they drink. When this happens, learning how to give up alcohol takes more than just willpower. How to Quit Drinking Alcohol Before people can learn how to quit drinking alcohol, they have to ask themselves if they’re ready for

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Preventing Teen Alcohol Abuse

Statistics claim that teen alcohol abuse is down. But the numbers mean very little when your adolescent is at risk. There are ways of preventing underage alcohol consumption. That said, addiction treatment specialists use various methods of dealing with it once it does happen. How to Prevent Teen Alcohol Abuse Most school districts now implement curricula that emphasize sobriety. These health lessons take place throughout the elementary and high school

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Is Alcohol a Stimulant?

Currently, the country is focusing on the current drug crisis taking place. However, this opioid focus is allowing people to ignore the dangers of alcohol abuse. Because alcohol is a legal substance, many don’t tend to worry about how much and how often they consume a drink. What many fail to realize is that alcohol is still one of the leading causes of death in America. When you focus on


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