Category: Alcohol Abuse

Treatment Options for Alcohol Use Disorders

Alcohol use disorders can be difficult to manage on your own, but with the proper support and treatment, overcoming them is possible. This article will discuss the alcohol use disorders, their symptoms, and the different treatment options available today. Managing alcohol use disorders starts with a medical detox, but detox alone should not be considered treatment. Choosing a detox facility that facilitates care from other providers ensures you or your loved one gets support in selecting a suitable treatment option

What to Expect from Alcohol Detox

Detoxing from alcohol can be a complex process, but it is also an important first step in healing from addiction. With the right support and medical supervision, you can make it through safely and begin the path to a healthier lifestyle. In this blog post, we will discuss what to expect from alcohol detox and how to get through it as comfortably as possible. Alcohol detox is an important first step in recovery from alcoholism. It is a process of

How Many Drinks Per Week is Too Many?

It’s not uncommon to tell a little white lie when your doctor asks you how much you drink. Unfortunately, avoiding a candid response may mask some of the health risks you’re already facing. The CDC provides guidelines for drinking in moderation, with one drink or less per day for women and two drinks or less per day for men. The weekly maximum total drawn from this recommendation is 7 drinks for women and 14 drinks for men. This figure doesn’t mean

Signs of Overdose

Recognizing signs of overdose and knowing how to respond quickly saves lives. As warning signs vary from drug to drug, it’s helpful to know the unique symptoms that appear in different types of substances. Let’s look at signs of overdose in various commonly misused substances and what to do if you suspect someone is overdosing. Getting people to medical care services after an overdose is essential. If you suspect someone has overdosed, call 911 immediately and remain with the person

How to Identify the Need for Medical Detoxification

By: Rick Hubbard, Executive Vice President of Professional Relations Substance use disorders often begin when someone uses a substance to cope with stress, loss, trauma, or other difficult life events. Continued use of the substances can lead to physical dependence, which means the body becomes used to having the substance in its system and starts to experience withdrawal symptoms without it. Many of the individuals who become physically dependent upon a substance are seeking a way to reverse course and eliminate

Wernicke’s Encephalopathy: The Importance of Medically Supervised Detox

Wernicke’s encephalopathy, also known in the past as wet brain, is a neurological disorder that is caused by a lack of vitamin B1. This can happen when someone is addicted to alcohol and stops drinking abruptly. Without proper medical supervision, this can lead to serious health complications. This blog post will discuss the symptoms of Wernicke’s encephalopathy and the importance of medically supervised detox. When someone with an alcohol addiction stops drinking abruptly, they can experience a range of withdrawal

12 Signs You Need Detox

Evaluating your need for recovery help from drugs or alcohol shouldn’t be a complicated task. It’s possible to look at evidence in your life right now that suggests you would benefit from detox. We’ve compiled a list of twelve signs you or someone you love needs detox today. Signs You Need Detox 1. Abusing alcohol or drugs is your priority every day. You think about your next drug dose or drink a great deal of the day. Your preoccupation with

Withdrawal Timelines: How Long Does It Take to Detox from Different Substances?

There is no one answer to the question of how does long it take to detox from different substances. The length of time required for detox will vary depending on a person’s individual physiology and history of substance abuse. There are, however, some general timelines that can give you an idea of what to expect during detox. In this blog post, we will take a look at the withdrawal timelines for several common drugs, the symptoms you may experience during

What to Expect During Medical Detox

Detoxing from drugs or alcohol can be a difficult physical and emotional process. Therefore, knowing what to expect during medical detox is essential to prepare you for the challenges ahead. In this blog post, we will discuss the different phases of medical detoxification (detox) and what you can expect during each one. We will also talk about the importance of seeking professional help during detox to keep you or your loved one safe and comfortable. What is Detox? Medical detox

Can I Detox from Alcohol by Myself?

For someone with an alcohol use disorder, the choice to quit drinking is always a good one. The next step isn’t always so clear, though. For some people, a belief that getting sober is a solo effort ends up leading to greater risks. Before beginning to detox, it’s essential to understand the alcohol withdrawal process and its effect on your body. You can learn about what physical symptoms may appear and get a sense of the timeline of different withdrawal