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Stop Drinking Guide - About Alcoholism

By Eddie Philips

Alcohol is always found present throughout our different cultures and our social occasions have almost become dependent on alcohol. It is common knowledge that drinking moderately won't harm us and some Doctors even recommend a daily glass of red wine, but the trend to drink heavily has increased recently and people are experimenting with alcohol at an ever earlier age.

How does alcohol actually affect our brain? Well alcohol has something in common with most other drugs and this is that it affects our brain and we like it. Unfortunately our system becomes tolerant to small quantities of alcohol, so we start drinking larger quantities to maintain the same effect. The consequence being that we drink more and more to feel the same and there's nothing that is going to stop us from becoming an alcoholic.

Alcohol dependency can also result in;- 1) Dementia - Basically that's memory loss, a bit like Alzheimer's dementia. 2)Psychosis - Scary stuff when you st…

Alcoholism Intervention - 7 Typical Alcohol Abuse Intervention Steps

Alcoholism intervention or alcohol abuse intervention is the process whereby persons who care about the health and well-being of an addicted person come together to share their concerns about the addicted person's behavior. A small percentage of people are able to recover from addiction on their own without the help of an alcoholism intervention. However, most addicted people need assistance.

Addiction can be defined as a compulsive need for and use of a substance that is psychologically or physically habit-forming and negatively affects the addict's health and life. If the addicted person has become dependent on the substance, physiological symptoms will likely be experienced upon withdrawal.

When dealing with addicts, one must remember that the addicted person's brain has been altered by the substance's use, regardless of the substance or behavior involved. Many people have spoken to their loved one about his or her addiction but without success. An alcoholism interv…

Alcoholism Intervention - 7 Typical Alcohol Abuse Intervention Steps

By Olinda Rola

Alcoholism intervention or alcohol abuse intervention is the process whereby persons who care about the health and well-being of an addicted person come together to share their concerns about the addicted person's behavior. A small percentage of people are able to recover from addiction on their own without the help of an alcoholism intervention. However, most addicted people need assistance.

Addiction can be defined as a compulsive need for and use of a substance that is psychologically or physically habit-forming and negatively affects the addict's health and life. If the addicted person has become dependent on the substance, physiological symptoms will likely be experienced upon withdrawal.

When dealing with addicts, one must remember that the addicted person's brain has been altered by the substance's use, regardless of the substance or behavior involved. Many people have spoken to their loved one about his or her addiction but without success.

An alcoho…

Alcohol Treatment Therapy in California

California is often thought of as the leader in innovation solutions to both modern and historically problems. When it comes to treatment for alcoholism this tradition continues. They are in the forefront of developing cutting edge alcohol treatment therapy programs that are being adopted around the world to help curb addiction.

Alcoholism known no age or class boundaries; everyone from children to senior citizens from all walks of life can be affected. Through innovative substance abuse programs such as specialized camps, licensed therapists and peer support groups many people are finding getting treatment for their addiction is easier and more supporting than ever before. Many people do not seek treatment for alcohol abuse because of concerns over the perception associated with attending many of the traditional abuse programs offered around the country. With these new addiction treatment programs it is now being looked up by many as the "right thing to do" and a "…

Alcohol Treatment Centers in Philadelphia

If has been said many times by many experts that the problem of alcoholism or alcohol as well as drug addiction is more frequent in big cites than smaller towns or villages. Research reports provide different conclusions, although many of them support this view. Philadelphia is like any other major city in the world when it comes to alcoholism abuse and addiction. Many citizens, almost 1 out of every 3, have some sort of alcohol related addiction that can range to mild to constant abuse of the substance. However, thanks to a comprehensive program in Philadelphia for alcohol addiction treatment a number of alcohol treatment centers is available ranging from treatment options for adolescents all the way through treatment centers designed for business executives.

Recognizing the signs of alcoholism is the first step to towards getting treatment for the addiction. Many times it is a loved one or family member that first notices the signs, such as coming home late groggy or tipsy. Some…

Alcohol Treatment - Save Your Life

Alcoholism is not a problem that is exclusive to adults. Many teenagers find themselves addicted to alcohol even though the legal drinking age is twenty-one. The pressure to fit in with others and the pressure to be popular among peers may play a significant role in drug and alcohol abuse among this population. Eventually, many of these teens need to seek some sort of alcohol treatment to deal with the problem.

A significant number of adolescents between the ages of twelve and twenty are affected by alcohol abuse. When children this young begin abusing the substance there is a greater risk of developing a serious dependency that requires some sort of intervention and alcohol treatment to break the destructive pattern.

The problem can have serious ramifications on the adolescent’s development and future endeavors. The teen may find him self unable to function at school and he may have difficulty succeeding in his academic studies. It is crucial to diagnose and find alcohol treatment as s…

Alcohol Rehab When It's Necessary

Alcohol rehab has been made public through such organizations as AA, Alcoholics Anonymous, as well as other famous institutions that treat alcohol related issues. Alcohol rehab is important because it can bring back a promising life that is on the brink of disaster. When alcohol consumption becomes an issue, rehab may be the only option. Families have been destroyed, lives torn apart, and some people have lost everything over becoming addicted to alcohol.. Rehab can be the only option for some people. Their surroundings and friends can at times be environments that make drinking impossible to stop. For these people rehab may be the only option to quit drinking alcohol.

Alcohol rehab, although a Hollywood cliché, is actually an honorable action that anyone who sufferers from addition to alcohol can take. Rehab is a place that one can go to find a solution to a problem with alcohol that they can’t find on their own. Rehab helps educate and bring paradigm shifts to the person who may have…

Alcohol Detoxification

If you love someone who is an alcoholic, or you are struggling with your own alcohol problem, you may be interested in the process of alcohol detoxification. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can range from uncomfortable to life threatening, depending on the severity of the addiction, and detoxification can help with this process.

Alcohol detoxification is simply eliminating alcohol from the body and providing medical assistance for the symptoms of withdrawal that accompany this process. Medical professionals will generally prescribe a limited course of treatment with one of several drugs developed for this purpose. The most common is called Chlordiazepoxide. While I do not like the use of drugs in most cases, I do concede that in certain instances, such as this, they can be extremely helpful and effective in helping someone to recover from a harmful addiction.

The treatment will usually last about a week. The dosage is highest on the first day, with declining amounts on the following days. T…

Alcohol Detox Even If You Are Just A Social Drinker

Your body may be sending you signals that you need to take a break from alcohol. It may be time to detox alcohol from your body if you are feeling run down and tired, having digestive problems or experiencing achy muscles. If you drink and party regularly and have any of these symptoms, a simple alcohol detox may be for you.

With repeated or long term use, alcohol can cause liver and kidney problems, addiction and weight gain. While drinking and partying often seem harmless, ingesting alcohol on a regular basis can lead to the build up of toxins and sugars and eventually to alcoholism, or addiction to alcohol. Overuse and dependence on alcohol can have serious health risks as well.

However, most of us don’t have a serious problem, and use alcohol socially. Even so, what can we do to limit the long term effects of alcohol usage?

In its simplest form, an alcohol detoxification program simply involves abstaining from alcohol for a period of time and allowing the body to eliminate all traces…

Unjustly Accused - Divorce, Alcoholism, and the Alcohol Treatment Trap

By Edward Wilson

"Two things will be believed about any man whatsoever, and one is that he has taken to drink." -Booth Tarkington

It isn't unusual for people to seek treatment for their alcohol abuse problems when divorce is looming on the horizon. Indeed, probably two thirds of our clients come to us with crumbling marriages. What is surprising is that at a few of these clients don't really have an alcohol problem and many of the rest are abusing alcohol, but aren't alcoholics.

How does that happen?

Simply put, the treatment industry has promoted a Catch-22 model: if you're accused of being an alcoholic and you agree, then obviously you are. But if you don't agree then you still are - you're just in denial. As Mr. Tarkington observed long ago, it's a label that can be hurled at anyone and it will stick. And divorcing spouses like to use it just for that reason, it will stick and they will be able to leverage it to get what they want or at least make …