Alcohol Addiction

Definition of an Alcoholic

Knowing the signs that point to alcoholism may be the first step, but it will also be the easiest portion of the situation. Your loved one may not be ready to have the conversation. They may get defensive. They may deny. Those are not uncommon...

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NA vs AA

Most people have heard of AA. Alcoholics Anonymous. It's a 12 step program aimed to help those who have problems with alcohol end their conflict with it. It's a gathering aimed at helping those with similar issues by using each other's experience and support to...

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Delirium Tremens

The delirium tremens are a side effect of alcohol withdrawal. Like any drug, alcohol will affect the way the brain works. With the DTs, it appears that the effect alcohol has on the processing of Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid, or GABA, plays a critical role. GABA helps...

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Alcoholic Nose or Rhinophyma

Alcoholic nose is a specific type of another, larger skin condition. This condition is rosacea and is characterized by a long-lasting, consistent inflammation and swelling of the skin. This swelling and inflammation is caused by the breakage of blood vessels and pustules forming around and...

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Am I Allergic to Alcohol?

There is no question that alcohol has an effect on the mind and body. However, certain people may be allergic to alcohol and have reactions that in rare cases may need hospitalization. Recognizing that you are allergic to alcohol is not so simple because there...

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Is Alcoholism Genetic

Overall, we can see that although there is evidence to support genetics having a role to play in whether someone could become an alcoholic, it is not a cause on its own, as there are other factors such as environmental and individual choice that must...

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Why Does Alcohol Cause the Shakes

Alcohol shakes may start within five to 10 hours after an individual’s last drink. A person who consumes large amounts of alcohol may wake up in the morning suffering from the shakes. This may influence the person to consume more alcohol to steady the way...

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