Alcohol Abuse

The Benefits of Rehab for Alcoholism in Socal

An estimated 18 million adults in America have an alcohol use disorder, where drinking alcohol interferes with their daily life, according to the National Institutes of Health.1 Alcoholism is an example of how a legal substance can result in substance abuse, addiction and suffering. This is the case for those in Southern California who experience alcoholism. …

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Preparing for a Sober College Experience

Whether you’re in recovery from a substance use disorder or simply want to avoid alcohol and drug-related problems in college, abstinence is the best answer. A sober college experience promotes better academic performance and can prevent a number of problems related to drug and alcohol abuse. However, enjoying a sober college experience can be a …

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Can You Inherit a Drug or Alcohol Addiction?

From chronic diseases to behavioral patterns, doctors know that a person’s genetic makeup can significantly influence their overall health. Addiction to drugs and alcohol is no different. People whose close family members suffer from addiction may be at greater risk of developing an addiction to drugs and alcohol. However, genetics is not the only factor …

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Do I Have a Drinking Problem? Learn the Signs

It can be difficult to determine when socially acceptable drinking crosses over the line and becomes a drinking problem. Having a drink, or two, or more, is almost always socially acceptable. Virtually every celebration we attend—weddings, birthday parties, holiday gatherings—offer alcohol. We’re inundated with advertising portraying people having a good time while drinking. We drink …

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Alcoholics Anonymous and The 12 Steps

With nearly one in ten adults in the United States experiencing a substance use disorder, or an addiction to drugs or alcohol, in the past year, the need for substance abuse treatment is greater than ever. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline received 68,683 calls per month in the first quarter of 20181, …

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Understanding How Alcoholism Affects the Family Dynamic

Alcohol abuse has far-reaching effects, not only on the individual but also for their family members and loved ones. It can be difficult and traumatic for a family member to see a person they care about struggle with alcohol addiction. A family member’s substance abuse can lead to disagreements and tension in a family as family …

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Functional Alcoholism: is There Such a Thing?

Functioning alcoholic. You may have heard the term before; you may even know one. However, there is a great deal of research—both scientific and anecdotal—that refutes the concept of functional alcoholism. Let’s look at what we know and talk a little about why functional alcoholism doesn’t exist. What is ‘functional alcoholism’? And is it any less …

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Lean Purple Drunk Addiction and Treatment

This drug has not only given Houston a nasty monicker but has also sent Lil’ Wayne spiraling into a dangerous drug addiction he got hospitalized for in 2016.  So what exactly is Lean and why is it notorious not just in Houston, but all over America?  Let’s take a deeper look at this drug, its connection with the Hip-hop and pop …

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