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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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What is an Alcohol Overdose?

When people drink too much alcohol at one time, it can lead to an alcohol overdose or alcohol poisoning. According to Mayo Clinic, “Alcohol poisoning is a serious — and sometimes deadly — consequences of drinking large amounts of alcohol in a short period of time. Drinking too much too quickly can affect your breathing, heart rate, body temperature and gag reflex and potentially lead to coma and death.”

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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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