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Category Archives: Alcohol Addiction

July 12, 2018

Meth and Alcohol: Why It’s a Dangerous Mix

When methamphetamine (meth) and alcohol and used together, the effects can cause adverse effects, from serious health problems to overdose. … Continue reading Meth and Alcohol: Why It’s a Dangerous Mix

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Meth and Alcohol: Why It’s a Dangerous Mix

When methamphetamine (meth) and alcohol and used together, the effects can cause adverse effects, from serious health problems to overdose. … Continue reading Meth and Alcohol: Why It’s a Dangerous Mix

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July 6, 2018

Women and Alcohol Abuse

  Over the course of the last century, the gender gap has narrowed. Women can now vote, wear pants, go … Continue reading Women and Alcohol Abuse

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Women and Alcohol Abuse

  Over the course of the last century, the gender gap has narrowed. Women can now vote, wear pants, go … Continue reading Women and Alcohol Abuse

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June 18, 2018

How My Alcohol Problem Affects My Family

  It can be very easy to justify heavy drinking. You get the bills paid. You’re not in jail. You … Continue reading How My Alcohol Problem Affects My Family

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How My Alcohol Problem Affects My Family

  It can be very easy to justify heavy drinking. You get the bills paid. You’re not in jail. You … Continue reading How My Alcohol Problem Affects My Family

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June 14, 2018

Alcohol and Post Menstrual Syndrome

About 75 percent of women suffer from premenstrual syndrome. Some feel irritable and experience depression, anxiety and mood swings. Others … Continue reading Alcohol and Post Menstrual Syndrome

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Alcohol and Post Menstrual Syndrome

About 75 percent of women suffer from premenstrual syndrome. Some feel irritable and experience depression, anxiety and mood swings. Others … Continue reading Alcohol and Post Menstrual Syndrome

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June 13, 2018

The Link Between Alcohol and Weight Gain

[rt_reading_time label=”Reading Time:” postfix=”minutes”]   Heavy alcohol use has so many negative side effects, ranging from a risk of addiction … Continue reading The Link Between Alcohol and Weight Gain

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The Link Between Alcohol and Weight Gain

[rt_reading_time label=”Reading Time:” postfix=”minutes”]   Heavy alcohol use has so many negative side effects, ranging from a risk of addiction … Continue reading The Link Between Alcohol and Weight Gain

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June 12, 2018

Drinking and Oral Health: Alcohol Resistant Bacteria

  Just like your gut, your mouth contains both good and bad bacteria. And new research has found that people … Continue reading Drinking and Oral Health: Alcohol Resistant Bacteria

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Drinking and Oral Health: Alcohol Resistant Bacteria

  Just like your gut, your mouth contains both good and bad bacteria. And new research has found that people … Continue reading Drinking and Oral Health: Alcohol Resistant Bacteria

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May 30, 2018

4 Alcohol Addiction Risk Factors

  Some people drink socially a few times a month—and leave it at that, always ready to be done after … Continue reading 4 Alcohol Addiction Risk Factors

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4 Alcohol Addiction Risk Factors

  Some people drink socially a few times a month—and leave it at that, always ready to be done after … Continue reading 4 Alcohol Addiction Risk Factors

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May 3, 2018

Part 1: The Link Between Stress and Alcoholism

“I’ll have a drink to take the edge off.” You hear people say that all the time, because it’s true, … Continue reading Part 1: The Link Between Stress and Alcoholism

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Part 1: The Link Between Stress and Alcoholism

“I’ll have a drink to take the edge off.” You hear people say that all the time, because it’s true, … Continue reading Part 1: The Link Between Stress and Alcoholism

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May 1, 2018

New Research on What is Considered Moderate Drinking

  Anyone who drinks and is concerned about their health likely knows the recommended U.S. safe drinking limit—two drinks a … Continue reading New Research on What is Considered Moderate Drinking

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New Research on What is Considered Moderate Drinking

  Anyone who drinks and is concerned about their health likely knows the recommended U.S. safe drinking limit—two drinks a … Continue reading New Research on What is Considered Moderate Drinking

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February 14, 2018

How Much Alcohol is in Beer, Wine, and Other Liquor?

You’ve probably heard it said that a shot, a glass of wine and a beer all contain the same amount … Continue reading How Much Alcohol is in Beer, Wine, and Other Liquor?

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How Much Alcohol is in Beer, Wine, and Other Liquor?

You’ve probably heard it said that a shot, a glass of wine and a beer all contain the same amount … Continue reading How Much Alcohol is in Beer, Wine, and Other Liquor?

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February 5, 2018

The Truth About Substance Abuse in the Restaurant Industry

  Your boss is screaming at you. You have five projects due right now. It’s insanely hot in your office. … Continue reading The Truth About Substance Abuse in the Restaurant Industry

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The Truth About Substance Abuse in the Restaurant Industry

  Your boss is screaming at you. You have five projects due right now. It’s insanely hot in your office. … Continue reading The Truth About Substance Abuse in the Restaurant Industry

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January 30, 2018

5 Signs of Drinking Too Much

  It’s tempting to tell yourself that you’re not an alcoholic because you don’t drink every day or have physical … Continue reading 5 Signs of Drinking Too Much

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5 Signs of Drinking Too Much

  It’s tempting to tell yourself that you’re not an alcoholic because you don’t drink every day or have physical … Continue reading 5 Signs of Drinking Too Much

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January 12, 2018

Alcohol Addiction Recovery: Why is Staff-Client Ratio Important?

  By now, you may have heard the news about sketchy rehab centers paying big money to attract vulnerable people … Continue reading Alcohol Addiction Recovery: Why is Staff-Client Ratio Important?

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Alcohol Addiction Recovery: Why is Staff-Client Ratio Important?

  By now, you may have heard the news about sketchy rehab centers paying big money to attract vulnerable people … Continue reading Alcohol Addiction Recovery: Why is Staff-Client Ratio Important?

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January 11, 2018

10 Alcohol Poisoning Signs & Symptoms

  We tend to think of binge drinking and alcohol poisoning as something that happens mostly to young people and … Continue reading 10 Alcohol Poisoning Signs & Symptoms

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10 Alcohol Poisoning Signs & Symptoms

  We tend to think of binge drinking and alcohol poisoning as something that happens mostly to young people and … Continue reading 10 Alcohol Poisoning Signs & Symptoms

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January 10, 2018

The Dangers of Mixing Lexapro and Alcohol

A few drinks may seem like a good way to relieve a gnawing sense of anxiety or depression. But the … Continue reading The Dangers of Mixing Lexapro and Alcohol

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The Dangers of Mixing Lexapro and Alcohol

A few drinks may seem like a good way to relieve a gnawing sense of anxiety or depression. But the … Continue reading The Dangers of Mixing Lexapro and Alcohol

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January 9, 2018

Why Does Alcohol Make Some People Angry?

  Everyone knows that alcohol turns some people into angry drunks. But, until recently, no one knew exactly why. In … Continue reading Why Does Alcohol Make Some People Angry?

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Why Does Alcohol Make Some People Angry?

  Everyone knows that alcohol turns some people into angry drunks. But, until recently, no one knew exactly why. In … Continue reading Why Does Alcohol Make Some People Angry?

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December 19, 2017

Your Strategy for Holiday Drinking

  A glass of wine with dinner at your family celebration. A couple of cocktails at your work holiday party. … Continue reading Your Strategy for Holiday Drinking

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Your Strategy for Holiday Drinking

  A glass of wine with dinner at your family celebration. A couple of cocktails at your work holiday party. … Continue reading Your Strategy for Holiday Drinking

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December 14, 2017

3 Reasons to Stop Drinking Alcohol

  We’re going to spare you the lecture about how getting sober will protect your health—because you’ve known that one … Continue reading 3 Reasons to Stop Drinking Alcohol

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3 Reasons to Stop Drinking Alcohol

  We’re going to spare you the lecture about how getting sober will protect your health—because you’ve known that one … Continue reading 3 Reasons to Stop Drinking Alcohol

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December 8, 2017

Overcoming Fear and Asking for Help for Alcohol Addiction

  They say that the first step in recovery is realizing that you have a problem and admitting it to … Continue reading Overcoming Fear and Asking for Help for Alcohol Addiction

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Overcoming Fear and Asking for Help for Alcohol Addiction

  They say that the first step in recovery is realizing that you have a problem and admitting it to … Continue reading Overcoming Fear and Asking for Help for Alcohol Addiction

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December 5, 2017

Can Alcohol Addiction Be Cured?

  Once you’ve crossed the line into alcoholism, you can’t go back. Practically speaking, that means that it won’t be … Continue reading Can Alcohol Addiction Be Cured?

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Can Alcohol Addiction Be Cured?

  Once you’ve crossed the line into alcoholism, you can’t go back. Practically speaking, that means that it won’t be … Continue reading Can Alcohol Addiction Be Cured?

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November 20, 2017

Tempted to Drink During the Holidays?

  There are many good reasons to take it easy with the drinks over the holidays. If you struggle with … Continue reading Tempted to Drink During the Holidays?

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Tempted to Drink During the Holidays?

  There are many good reasons to take it easy with the drinks over the holidays. If you struggle with … Continue reading Tempted to Drink During the Holidays?

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October 11, 2017

How Hangovers Work

  Hangover literally means “something that remains from what is past.” And oh what a mess that remaining part of … Continue reading How Hangovers Work

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How Hangovers Work

  Hangover literally means “something that remains from what is past.” And oh what a mess that remaining part of … Continue reading How Hangovers Work

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September 22, 2017

Does Drinking Alcohol Kill Brain Cells?

  The claim that alcohol kills brain cells has been around forever, but is there any truth to it? The … Continue reading Does Drinking Alcohol Kill Brain Cells?

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Does Drinking Alcohol Kill Brain Cells?

  The claim that alcohol kills brain cells has been around forever, but is there any truth to it? The … Continue reading Does Drinking Alcohol Kill Brain Cells?

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September 13, 2017

4 Tools for Increasing the Effectiveness of Alcohol Treatment Programs

  You’ve decided to seek treatment for alcohol abuse—and that’s great, but it doesn’t mean you’re on cruise control. In … Continue reading 4 Tools for Increasing the Effectiveness of Alcohol Treatment Programs

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4 Tools for Increasing the Effectiveness of Alcohol Treatment Programs

  You’ve decided to seek treatment for alcohol abuse—and that’s great, but it doesn’t mean you’re on cruise control. In … Continue reading 4 Tools for Increasing the Effectiveness of Alcohol Treatment Programs

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September 1, 2017

The Results of Alcoholism on the Body

  We all know that addiction can destroy a life, taking away family, friends, employment and peace of mind. But … Continue reading The Results of Alcoholism on the Body

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The Results of Alcoholism on the Body

  We all know that addiction can destroy a life, taking away family, friends, employment and peace of mind. But … Continue reading The Results of Alcoholism on the Body

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August 31, 2017

Surviving the First 60 Days Without Alcohol

  This is, without a doubt, the hard part. You’re no longer drinking, but years of alcohol abuse have taken … Continue reading Surviving the First 60 Days Without Alcohol

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Surviving the First 60 Days Without Alcohol

  This is, without a doubt, the hard part. You’re no longer drinking, but years of alcohol abuse have taken … Continue reading Surviving the First 60 Days Without Alcohol

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August 28, 2017

The Long-term Effects of Alcohol on the Brain

  Most of us know what it feels like to drink too much. Maybe you danced on a table. Or … Continue reading The Long-term Effects of Alcohol on the Brain

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The Long-term Effects of Alcohol on the Brain

  Most of us know what it feels like to drink too much. Maybe you danced on a table. Or … Continue reading The Long-term Effects of Alcohol on the Brain

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August 18, 2017

Life After Alcoholism

  Alcohol addiction is—quite simply—a loss of control over your drinking. And while there is a long list of benefits … Continue reading Life After Alcoholism

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Life After Alcoholism

  Alcohol addiction is—quite simply—a loss of control over your drinking. And while there is a long list of benefits … Continue reading Life After Alcoholism

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August 9, 2017

Dual Diagnosis: Alcoholism and PTSD

  “Just stop drinking.” Have you heard that before? As if the act were as simple as deciding to take … Continue reading Dual Diagnosis: Alcoholism and PTSD

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Dual Diagnosis: Alcoholism and PTSD

  “Just stop drinking.” Have you heard that before? As if the act were as simple as deciding to take … Continue reading Dual Diagnosis: Alcoholism and PTSD

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August 1, 2017

How to be in a Relationship with an Alcoholic

  Relationships are complicated enough—and when you throw alcohol into the mix they can become downright explosive. Fights provoked over … Continue reading How to be in a Relationship with an Alcoholic

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How to be in a Relationship with an Alcoholic

  Relationships are complicated enough—and when you throw alcohol into the mix they can become downright explosive. Fights provoked over … Continue reading How to be in a Relationship with an Alcoholic

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July 15, 2017

What Went Wrong: The Tragic Death of True Blood Star…

  It’s devastating to find out that someone has lost a battle with substance abuse. Even worse? When a person … Continue reading What Went Wrong: The Tragic Death of True Blood Star Nelsan Ellis

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What Went Wrong: The Tragic Death of True Blood Star Nelsan Ellis

  It’s devastating to find out that someone has lost a battle with substance abuse. Even worse? When a person … Continue reading What Went Wrong: The Tragic Death of True Blood Star Nelsan Ellis

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July 14, 2017

How to Stick with Your Alcohol Addiction Rehab

  You gave up alcohol—or watched your loved one do it—and life was great. Everybody was on top of the … Continue reading How to Stick with Your Alcohol Addiction Rehab

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How to Stick with Your Alcohol Addiction Rehab

  You gave up alcohol—or watched your loved one do it—and life was great. Everybody was on top of the … Continue reading How to Stick with Your Alcohol Addiction Rehab

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July 13, 2017

Taking the Next Step at an Alcohol Addiction Rehabilitation Center

  Life can be so much better than this. At least a part of you believes that to be true. … Continue reading Taking the Next Step at an Alcohol Addiction Rehabilitation Center

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Taking the Next Step at an Alcohol Addiction Rehabilitation Center

  Life can be so much better than this. At least a part of you believes that to be true. … Continue reading Taking the Next Step at an Alcohol Addiction Rehabilitation Center

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July 12, 2017

Inpatient vs. Outpatient Alcohol Treatment

  Let’s start off with a question: What is the one thing that all people who are addicted to alcohol … Continue reading Inpatient vs. Outpatient Alcohol Treatment

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Inpatient vs. Outpatient Alcohol Treatment

  Let’s start off with a question: What is the one thing that all people who are addicted to alcohol … Continue reading Inpatient vs. Outpatient Alcohol Treatment

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July 10, 2017

How Long Does it Take to Get Addicted to Alcohol?

If you or your loved one likes to drink, it’s not hard to cross the line by indulging in more … Continue reading How Long Does it Take to Get Addicted to Alcohol?

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How Long Does it Take to Get Addicted to Alcohol?

If you or your loved one likes to drink, it’s not hard to cross the line by indulging in more … Continue reading How Long Does it Take to Get Addicted to Alcohol?

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June 29, 2017

The Negative Effects of Binge Drinking

  More than 38 million Americans—roughly one in six—binge drink, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For … Continue reading The Negative Effects of Binge Drinking

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The Negative Effects of Binge Drinking

  More than 38 million Americans—roughly one in six—binge drink, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For … Continue reading The Negative Effects of Binge Drinking

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June 28, 2017

How Much Alcohol Causes Liver Damage?

  If you like to drink—and more than half of Americans do—you obviously want to make sure that you’re not … Continue reading How Much Alcohol Causes Liver Damage?

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How Much Alcohol Causes Liver Damage?

  If you like to drink—and more than half of Americans do—you obviously want to make sure that you’re not … Continue reading How Much Alcohol Causes Liver Damage?

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June 27, 2017

A Look in the Mirror: Why Can’t I Have Just…

  You’ve taken a good first step if you’re reading this. Because it means that you’re looking out for yourself. … Continue reading A Look in the Mirror: Why Can’t I Have Just One Drink?

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A Look in the Mirror: Why Can’t I Have Just One Drink?

  You’ve taken a good first step if you’re reading this. Because it means that you’re looking out for yourself. … Continue reading A Look in the Mirror: Why Can’t I Have Just One Drink?

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June 26, 2017

Is it Bad to Drink Every Night?

  It’s hard to answer that question without delving a little deeper. Nightly drinking can take quite a few different … Continue reading Is it Bad to Drink Every Night?

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Is it Bad to Drink Every Night?

  It’s hard to answer that question without delving a little deeper. Nightly drinking can take quite a few different … Continue reading Is it Bad to Drink Every Night?

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June 9, 2017

Alcohol Addiction Rehab at The Raleigh House

  Your son or daughter has agreed to go to rehab—and you couldn’t be prouder. Now is the time to … Continue reading Alcohol Addiction Rehab at The Raleigh House

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Alcohol Addiction Rehab at The Raleigh House

  Your son or daughter has agreed to go to rehab—and you couldn’t be prouder. Now is the time to … Continue reading Alcohol Addiction Rehab at The Raleigh House

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June 8, 2017

Time to Go: How to Convince an Alcoholic to Get…

  Addiction is like a canyon. You attempt to shout across the divide. “Hey, you really are messing up your … Continue reading Time to Go: How to Convince an Alcoholic to Get Help

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Time to Go: How to Convince an Alcoholic to Get Help

  Addiction is like a canyon. You attempt to shout across the divide. “Hey, you really are messing up your … Continue reading Time to Go: How to Convince an Alcoholic to Get Help

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June 7, 2017

How to Help an Alcoholic Friend or Family Member

  Your loved one is struggling with addiction to alcohol but refuses to admit it or discuss it. So, day … Continue reading How to Help an Alcoholic Friend or Family Member

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How to Help an Alcoholic Friend or Family Member

  Your loved one is struggling with addiction to alcohol but refuses to admit it or discuss it. So, day … Continue reading How to Help an Alcoholic Friend or Family Member

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June 6, 2017

Understanding the Signs of a High-Functioning Alcoholic

  Here’s an alarming statistic from SAMHSA: Only 8.9 percent of people aged 12 or older who needed treatment for … Continue reading Understanding the Signs of a High-Functioning Alcoholic

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Understanding the Signs of a High-Functioning Alcoholic

  Here’s an alarming statistic from SAMHSA: Only 8.9 percent of people aged 12 or older who needed treatment for … Continue reading Understanding the Signs of a High-Functioning Alcoholic

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May 26, 2017

Alcohol Addiction Relapse Tip: Benefits of Music Therapy

Stress. Boredom. Loneliness. Everyone who is alive feels these emotions from time to time. The danger for recovering addicts is … Continue reading Alcohol Addiction Relapse Tip: Benefits of Music Therapy

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Alcohol Addiction Relapse Tip: Benefits of Music Therapy

Stress. Boredom. Loneliness. Everyone who is alive feels these emotions from time to time. The danger for recovering addicts is … Continue reading Alcohol Addiction Relapse Tip: Benefits of Music Therapy

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May 25, 2017

8 Ways The Raleigh House Can Help With Alcohol Addiction

  One of the biggest addiction myths out there is that quitting is a matter of will power. The truth? … Continue reading 8 Ways The Raleigh House Can Help With Alcohol Addiction

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8 Ways The Raleigh House Can Help With Alcohol Addiction

  One of the biggest addiction myths out there is that quitting is a matter of will power. The truth? … Continue reading 8 Ways The Raleigh House Can Help With Alcohol Addiction

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May 24, 2017

Why a 90-Day Alcohol Rehab Program is Necessary

  There is a time and place for taking shortcuts. Like when you’re late for an interview and could save … Continue reading Why a 90-Day Alcohol Rehab Program is Necessary

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Why a 90-Day Alcohol Rehab Program is Necessary

  There is a time and place for taking shortcuts. Like when you’re late for an interview and could save … Continue reading Why a 90-Day Alcohol Rehab Program is Necessary

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May 23, 2017

3 Signs You Might be an Alcoholic

There are so many classifications of drinkers out there—social drinker, binge drinker, heavy drinker, problem drinker. Those classifications have their … Continue reading 3 Signs You Might be an Alcoholic

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3 Signs You Might be an Alcoholic

There are so many classifications of drinkers out there—social drinker, binge drinker, heavy drinker, problem drinker. Those classifications have their … Continue reading 3 Signs You Might be an Alcoholic

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May 22, 2017

Have You Crossed the Line Into Problem Drinking?

[rt_reading_time label=”Reading Time:” postfix=”minutes”] Imagine a spectrum. On one end is your Aunt Helen. She drinks half a glass of … Continue reading Have You Crossed the Line Into Problem Drinking?

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Have You Crossed the Line Into Problem Drinking?

[rt_reading_time label=”Reading Time:” postfix=”minutes”] Imagine a spectrum. On one end is your Aunt Helen. She drinks half a glass of … Continue reading Have You Crossed the Line Into Problem Drinking?

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May 18, 2017

3 Tips for How to Help Your Child with Addiction

  If you’ve recently become aware of your adult child’s addiction to alcohol or other drugs, you might be wondering … Continue reading 3 Tips for How to Help Your Child with Addiction

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3 Tips for How to Help Your Child with Addiction

  If you’ve recently become aware of your adult child’s addiction to alcohol or other drugs, you might be wondering … Continue reading 3 Tips for How to Help Your Child with Addiction

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March 31, 2017

5 Easy Tips for How to Drink Less

  Have you ever woken up after a night of partying and wondered if you were drinking too much – … Continue reading 5 Easy Tips for How to Drink Less

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5 Easy Tips for How to Drink Less

  Have you ever woken up after a night of partying and wondered if you were drinking too much – … Continue reading 5 Easy Tips for How to Drink Less

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