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10 Things I Wish I had Known Earlier About Alcoholism

Everyone reaches a certain age and thinks, “Wow, I wish I could go back in time and tell myself ____.” Many people who used to be alcohol abusers think the same thing about the period they were alcoholics. They wish someone had told them how easy it could happen to them and how they wouldn’t realize how much alcohol affected their lives until it was too late.

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The Stages of Alcohol Detox

Alcoholism is a slow-killing disease, affecting not just individuals but also their immediate family and friends. To prevent the long-term irreparable damage caused by alcohol consumption, the body must first be purged off of the toxic contents under clinical supervision. The stages of alcohol detox can be quite painful, but with medical attention and close…

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Military Alcohol Rehab Center Programs

Veterans and active military personnel are at a higher risk of substance abuse. The violence on the battlefield leaves behind lasting scars in the form of physical injury, PTSD, constant stress, other co-occurring disorders and may even estrange the individual from society. As a result, military members may develop an addiction to alcohol or drugs…

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What is a Functioning Alcoholic?

We often think of alcoholics as individuals who have lost their jobs, family, and friends; however an estimated 1/5 of individuals with alcohol use disorders are defined as “functioning alcoholics,” meaning they still function within their career and social life. Learn how you can recognize these behaviors and the negative effects it can still have.

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How Effective is Medication Assisted Treatment?

Medication Assisted Treatment or Medication Assisted Therapy is the use of medications alongside psychotherapies like CBT. MAT is an evidence-based therapy meaning it has been researched and been shown to be effective for the treatment of substance abuse treatment; but how effective is it?

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