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Alcoholism: The Truth

Alcoholism: The Truth

Death from alcoholism is unpleasant and often gruesome. An end-stage alcoholic is likely to have caused significant damage to their body. And while their alcoholism will be the ultimate cause of death, it is usually the complications arising from multiple conditions that are the direct...

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Antabuse

Antabuse

Disulfiram, more commonly known by the brand name Antabuse, is a medication designed to assist in the treatment of alcoholism and was the first of its kind to be licensed by the FDA for use in the USA. Antabuse works by interrupting the process that...

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A Parents’ Guide to Alcohol Use in Teenagers

Alcohol Use in Teenagers – Parents Guide

The use of alcohol amongst teenagers and young adults is on the rise. Kids are accessing alcohol earlier than ever and consuming more than previous levels. Many teenagers and young adults consume alcohol for the first time at home. It is the most widely available...

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LGBTQ Rehab Centers

Choosing LGBTQ Rehab Centers

As LGBTQ rehab has grown, the LGBTQ community is better represented in counseling and treatment programs. The goal of LGBTQ addiction treatment is to help you recognize not only your addictive behavior but also how it relates to other aspects of your self. ...

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Delirium Tremens

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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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

The effects of fetal alcohol syndrome can vary in severity from child to child and not every child will have all or every effect that another child may have because of it. The effects that are caused by Fetal Alcohol Syndrome are not reversible....

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ETOH Abuse

ETOH Abuse

There are several treatment options for ETOH abuse. The first thing to do is to determine if you or a loved one has an alcohol problem. If you do, then treatment is available. You may be able to quit drinking cold turkey, but if you...

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Definition of an Alcoholic

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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Allergic to Alcohol

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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