Local Numbers TN: 931-272-3007 PA: 717-969-9139    Get a free, confidential consultation. 844-876-7680

Posted in Addiction, Alcoholism

What Is EtOH Withdrawal?

The chemical in alcohol that gets you drunk is ethanol, also known as ethyl alcohol or EtOH. This chemical is a depressant, but it has a very intoxicating effect. EtOH can be highly addictive both physically and psychologically. When a doctor refers to EtOH withdrawal, he or she is talking about the unpleasant symptoms that arise when a person who is addicted to alcohol abruptly stops drinking. Once you have become physically dependent […]

Read More

Posted in Alcoholism, Articles, Drug Addiction

Should Benzodiazepines Be Used to Treat Alcohol Withdrawal Seizures?

When withdrawing from alcohol, some addicted users experience severe symptoms such as seizures and delirium tremens (the DTs). The potential for these problems makes alcohol detox more dangerous than most other forms of detox. If you develop seizures during alcohol withdrawal, your doctor will likely treat this complication with a medication called a benzodiazepine. These medications have […]

Read More

Posted in Addiction, Addictions, Alcoholism, Articles, Recovery, Substance Abuse, Treatment

Substance Abuse Evaluation: What to Expect

Whether by choice or by force, a substance abuse evaluation is one of the first steps in addiction treatment. There are four goals of a drug and alcohol abuse assessment: Determine the types of substances abused Determine the severity of substance abuse Assess co-occurring mental health disorders Make a treatment recommendation, if necessary During a […]

Read More

Posted in Alcoholism, Articles

Alcohol Metabolism 101: How Do You Metabolize Alcohol?

Drink, drank or drunk – whatever state of imbibing you’re in, the way you metabolize alcohol has an impact. From genes that affect alcohol metabolism from that first sip of wine to metabolic processes that contribute to that nasty hangover, alcohol’s journey through your body is complex. When you drink alcohol, you lose 2 to […]

Read More
Alcoholism and Death Rates

Posted in Alcoholism, Articles

What’s the Difference Between an Alcoholic and a Functioning Alcoholic?

Popular culture has helped shape an image of the “classic alcoholic” in people’s minds. Usually we imagine an alcoholic as a middle-aged man who looks a bit disheveled and staggers in and out of bars all day and all night. He’s so easy to recognize because he makes no effort to hide his drunken condition.

This caricature of an alcoholic might work well in movies and TV, but is it accurate? Of course not. People who are addicted to alcohol can be any age, any gender, any race and from any socioeconomic class. And many of them go to great lengths to hide their alcoholism and to never appear drunk. A functioning alcoholic is the most successful at keeping his or her alcohol abuse under wraps.

Read More
man drinking beer

Posted in Alcoholism

How I Won My Freedom From Daily Drinking

I grew up in a small town in southeastern Massachusetts, the kind of small town where there was absolutely nothing to do. So when I drank my first sip of alcohol as a senior in high school, it was love at first sip. Not that I liked the taste, but almost instantly it seemed I was transformed from being a shy, self-conscious person into someone who could lose her inhibitions, loosen up and have fun.

The problem was that right away I would take a drink, and then the drink would take a drink. I couldn’t have just one. If a little made me feel good, more would surely make me feel even better. So right from the get go I drank to get drunk, and I did it frequently.

I went away to college in the northern part of the state and majored in partying. I was a daily drinker who relied on alcohol to take the edge off any kind of stress. The drinking age was 18 at the time, and I remember getting so drunk on my 18th birthday that I had to be carried out of the dorm for a fire drill. Unluckily for the guy who carried me, I lived on the eighth floor of the dorm.

I found it entertaining by then to get drunk at night and play games to be able to function with a hangover the next day when I went to class. Sometimes that required drinking in the morning to be able to silence the shakes.

Read More
buying drugs

Posted in Alcoholism

The Secret Fooling No One: Your Addiction

You binged again last night, and yet you managed to still show up at the office at 8 a.m. sharp with your shoes on the right feet. Sure, you’re feeling a little queasy, but it will all settle down once you’ve had your third coffee.

Read More

Posted in Alcoholism, Helpful Articles

Liquid Courage: Does Drinking Really Help With Your Anxiety?

In social situations, some people use alcohol as “liquid courage” to help them overcome the anxiety of interacting with others. This practice is relatively common because, in the short-term, drinking can help reduce your inhibitions and make you feel more relaxed. However, alcohol can’t touch the actual source of the anxiety you experience. In addition, use of drinking as a social lubricant can eventually leave you with serious problems that include diagnosable symptoms of a condition called alcohol use disorder.

Read More
The Family of an Alcoholic

Posted in Alcoholism, Articles

How to Help the Family of an Alcoholic

Among the many tragic aspects of alcoholism is that it doesn’t only affect the alcoholic. The disease extends its tentacles into the lives of all those who surround the addict until the entire family is ill. Years of living with an alcoholic can plunge the family, as well as close friends, into their own morass, where they will often suffer abuses, co-dependencies and addictions of their own.

Read More
Alcoholism and Family Members

Posted in Alcoholism, Articles

How Alcoholism Affects the Whole Family

Alcoholism is a form of addiction that affects all aspects of the drinker’s life. When a person has a problem with alcohol addiction, the compulsion to drink becomes the most important thing in that person’s life. Many people who abuse alcohol or become addicted to it believe they aren’t hurting anyone but themselves. But alcohol abuse can have a devastating impact on all members of the family.

Read More

Speak with a recovery advisor now.
Call 844-876-7680 or contact us for more information.

logo