A Brief History of Alcohol Addiction

A Brief History of Alcohol Addiction

Since the beginning of recorded time, alcohol has been part of American culture, and abuse, misuse, and addiction quickly followed. The struggle humans have with alcohol predates modern memory. For centuries, societies have struggled to find the balance between social alcohol use (alcohol use in daily life) in problematic drinking. This ongoing struggle has defined…

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How to Thrive After Alcohol Dependence

There are many different substances that can be abused or used to such excess that addiction becomes a problem. Alcohol is the most commonly abused substance in the world. Alcoholism indiscriminately affects people from all walks of life, career fields, income brackets, and genders. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 88,000 people…

Detox Definition

If you’ve abused drugs or alcohol for an extended period of time, you’re likely to experience withdrawal if you suddenly reduce or stop usage. This is because your body develops a dependency on the drug–physical, psychological, or both. Your body begins to believe that it needs the substance to perform properly. The best way to…

Detoxing at Home

Detoxing at Home: Why It’s So Dangerous Drug and or alcohol addiction are serious diseases and require respect when it comes to treatment. It’s not likely that most people would consider self-treating their diabetes, their Parkinson’s, or even casting their own broken arm. The risk of failure and the risk of adverse consequences when detoxing…