It can be difficult for the average person to spot the signs of substance abuse in a family member, friend or even them self. However, knowing what you should look for and encouraging treatment or seeking addiction treatment yourself can be the most important thing that you do in your life.
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Alcohol Abuse Treatment and Addiction treatment may be often discussed as separate thing, but alcohol is just another substance that humans can become addicted to. Instead of alcohol abuse and addiction being discussed as requiring a different treatment, they will be treated as though the doctors and psychiatrists are treating the same problem, addiction. Continue reading →
Most people who have a problem with alcohol abuse or alcoholism don’t realize that they do. In fact, research suggests that only 4 percent of the Americans who have drug or alcohol addiction will admit to it. There are some simple ways to determine whether you should seek additional help for substance abuse. Continue reading →
Adult children of alcoholics have usually had very difficult lives. These are people who grew up in homes with parents who suffered from alcoholism. Or, perhaps the parent wasn’t even around and it was a grandparent or aunt. Either way, these individuals have many emotional and psychological issues to deal with. Continue reading →
We are learning more and more that alcoholism affects women quite differently than it does men. Physically, women feel the effects of alcohol faster and with more intensity than men do, pound for pound, due to certain hormones in the blood. Women tend to use different things to motivate them to quit drinking than men do, specifically be reinventing themselves and seeking out new passions in life. According to the book Women Under the Influence, which is based on research by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, women also begin the path to alcoholism for different reasons. Continue reading →