Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Is Antabuse or Naltrexone Better for Quitting Alcohol?
Is Antabuse or Naltrexone Better for Quitting Alcohol?

Antabuse, or disulfiram, and naltrexone are common medications used to treat alcohol use disorders. Both have been shown to improve outcomes in people who want to stop drinking. As with many forms of treatment, what works best depends on your situation. Here are some considerations that can help you decide which is better for you.…

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4 Ways to be More Creative without Drugs or Alcohol
4 Ways to be More Creative without Drugs or Alcohol

There’s a common belief that drugs and alcohol make you more creative. This is perhaps understandable, since many of the great writers, artists, and musicians have used drugs and alcohol, too often to the point of addiction and self-destruction. Also, drugs and alcohol make people feel more creative. However, studies have shown feeling more creative…

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What is a “Dry Drunk”?
What is a “Dry Drunk”?

“Dry drunk” is an AA term. It refers to someone who has quit drinking but hasn’t worked the steps. Symptoms of dry drunk syndrome may include irritability, cynicism,  fear of failure, and resentment–especially towards anyone who encouraged her to quit drinking as well as people who can drink moderately. Often, people with dry drunk syndrome…

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The Dangers of Mixing Caffeine and Alcohol
The Dangers of Mixing Caffeine and Alcohol

Mixing caffeine and alcohol is a bad idea. Although the FDA has cracked down on caffeinated alcoholic beverages such as Four Loko–both because they found these drinks were unsafe and because the makers were marketing them to teens–mixing caffeine and alcohol is still common practice, especially among binge drinkers. Adding caffeine and other stimulants to…

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How Does Alcohol Affect Your Immune System?
How Does Alcohol Affect Your Immune System?

Alcohol can affect your health in many different ways. Most people are aware that excessive drinking can damage your liver and cardiovascular system. It can also damage your digestive system, leading to malnutrition and even increasing your risk of cancer. Many people see these conditions as problems for the distant future. You may be less…

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Can You Have a Drinking Problem if You Only Drink on Weekends?
Can You Have a Drinking Problem if You Only Drink on Weekends?

Many people have a “work hard, play hard” attitude toward drinking. They may drink very little or not at all during the week, then binge on the weekends. They often feel like this is a way of relaxing after a hard week. Typically, weekend drinkers don’t think of themselves as having an alcohol use issue.…

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8 Ways to Socialize without Alcohol
8 Ways to Socialize without Alcohol

One reason it’s so hard to quit alcohol is that it’s so readily available. Most Americans drink at least occasionally and there are many occasions when it’s expected. When quitting other substances, it’s typically a good idea to distance yourself from people who still use them, but with alcohol, that’s often not practical, or even…

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One of the most common reasons people give for getting help for addiction is that they realize how addiction has hurt their families.
4 Ways Your Drinking Might Affect Your Kids

Addiction doesn’t just affect you; it also affects the people around you, including your friends, your coworkers, and your family. One of the most common reasons people give for getting help for addiction is that they realize how addiction has hurt their families. This is especially true of kids, who are still growing and are…

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