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Alcohol Abuse and Hemochromatosis

Hemochromatosis, or iron overload, is a medical condition that occurs when too much of the mineral iron builds up inside the body and produces a toxic reaction. Normally, your digestive system absorbs all the iron you need from the food you eat. But if you have hemochromatosis, your intestines absorb too much iron, and your …

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Are Women’s Lifespans Shortened by Alcohol Abuse?

A recent study highlights the more significant risks incurred by women who over-drink, compared to men and even to other non-drinking women. In short, women’s alcohol abuse can have more drastically severe consequences than men’s.At Recovery Ranch, we believe women should always be supported in their journey to overcoming addiction. We understand that each person’s …

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Do Drunk Driving Incidents Surge over the Holidays?

The holidays are a time of celebration. Families and friends gather together for meals, gifts, and festive drinks. Champagne toasts to the New Year, warm rum toddies near the fireplace, and glasses of red wine on the table often go hand-in-hand with the holidays. At the end of the evening, when guests make their way …

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Overcoming Hidden Drinking Cues This Holiday

The holidays are rife with things that make picking up a drink feel like the most natural thing in the world. Maybe it once was, but that urge can feel catastrophic for you at this place and moment because you aren’t drinking anymore. And alcohol drinking cues and all their roles in holiday togetherness feel …

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How to Get Past an Alcoholic’s Excuses

An alcoholic’s excuses are legendary. All kinds of people who are addicted use excuses to deny that they have a problem. Still, with alcohol being a legal and socially acceptable substance of abuse, they can come up with many more believable excuses for indulging. If someone you love has a problem with drinking and constantly …

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Breaking the Cycle of Anxiety and Alcoholism

Millions of Americans suffer from social anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. Both of these disorders make it much more likely for people to struggle with alcohol addiction. Anxiety and addiction are both serious mental health disorders that can have a profound impact on a person’s life. The relationship between anxiety disorders and alcohol is …

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