4 healthy ways to keep your mind off alcohol

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We have posted a number of articles on alcohol consumption and by now most of our readers are familiar with the fact that alcohol is commonly used as an antidepressant however, in many occasions, it ends up leading to addiction. The treatment for addiction is visiting a rehab facility where different treatment regimens will be prescribed depending on the severity of your addiction. However, once through with rehab, it is important to identify activities to occupy you, to fill up the time you used to spend drinking. Here are four…

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3 healthy alternative drinks to alcohol

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Many people who consume alcohol do so because it helps them relax, unwind or calm their nerves. For many drinkers, alcohol offers them a good escape from their stressors. Unfortunately, overreliance on alcohol can easily lead to addiction. With time, the alcohol use itself may end up turning into a stressor. Keeping in mind that stress will always be a factor in a person’s life, it is important to figure out other healthier ways of relieving or coping with this stress without having to rely on alcohol. The good news…

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Rehab – 6 therapies for treating alcoholism

featured7 - Rehab - 6 therapies for treating alcoholism

When an alcoholic finally accepts that they have a drinking problem, the next logical step is taking them to a rehab facility where a customized treatment regimen is designed for them. One of the most popular treatment regimens for alcoholism is counseling otherwise referred to as psychotherapy. Different rehab centers have different approaches to handling the alcoholism patients however, some similarities exist in their approaches. Here are the six main therapies used to treat alcoholism. #1 The individual therapy For treatment to be effective, it has to be tailor made…

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5 long-term effects of alcohol abuse

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In our previous post, we looked at the short term effects of alcohol abuse. In this piece, we will look at the long term effects of alcohol abuse. When a person who abuses alcohol goes on without seeking some form of rehab, the short term effects often get compounded and increase in terms of severity. Their problems will end up becoming social, physiological and psychological in nature. Here are 5 of the main long term effects of alcohol abuse.   Liver damage: Regular and excessive alcohol consumption will ultimately result…

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Here are 5 types of alcoholics you should be aware of

featured4 - Here are 5 types of alcoholics you should be aware of

As we have established, if you regularly find yourself drinking to a point that your level of intoxication impairs your safety and decisionmaking, then you may have or may be developing a drinking problem. It is considered alcohol abuse when a person develops a habit of drinking increasingly larger amounts of alcohol on a regular basis. However, when this person then ends up developing a physical as well as psychological dependence on the alcohol then they are referred to as an alcoholic and in serious need of rehab. Here are…

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4 ways to tell if your loved one has a drinking problem

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Alcohol is no doubt a major part of our culture therefore it may not always be easy to realize when a person’s drinking habits have actually turned into a serious drinking problem. In most cases, you will always know if your loved one loves to drink. They are always the first ones to open that bottle of beer or pour themselves a glass of scotch or wine. However, loving to drink and having an alcohol problem are not the same thing. Here are 4ways to tell if your loved one’s…

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This is how to know if you are suffering from alcohol poisoning

featured2 - This is how to know if you are suffering from alcohol poisoning

Alcohol poisoning often occurs when a person consumes too much alcohol within a very short period of time. During this period, this high level of alcohol in the body’s system is believed to be toxic and can even result in death if it goes untreated. Unlike other drugs that are normally abused, alcohol is more dangerous owing to the fact that it will continue to build up in a person’s blood long after the person has stopped drinking. This is because, when in the body, alcohol usually goes through the…

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These are the symptoms of alcohol use disorder

featured1 - These are the symptoms of alcohol use disorder

Most people will not recognize the signs associated with alcohol use disorder until it is probably too late. This is mainly because they tend to be mild at the beginning therefore they do not register as trouble signs. Alcohol use disorder is basically the act of consuming too much alcohol on a regular basis to an extent that it causes you distress or harm. Paying attention to these trouble signs that are associated with alcohol abuse will enable you be able to spot them early thus enabling you to take…

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