Types of Alcohol Rehab in Florida: Know Your Options

Types of Alcohol Rehab in Florida- You should know your options

Making the decision to pursue rehab for alcohol abuse is a big choice and certainly one that should be commended. Around 90 percent of those who need treatment don’t get it, so taking those first steps forward greatly improves your odds of successful sobriety. However, making the choice to go to treatment and actually getting the help you need aren’t… Read More

5 Things to Look for in Alcohol Detox and Treatment

What are 5 things to look for in alcohol detox and treatment

Perhaps you or a loved one has an alcohol addiction. In the United States, an estimated 88,000 people die every year from alcohol-related causes. It’s the third most common preventable cause of death in the country, according to the National Institutes on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. If you or a loved one feel the need to drink alcohol every… Read More

“Dry Drunk” vs. Healthy Sobriety: How They Differ May Surprise You

What is a dry drunk and what are the signs of it?

There’s a common saying in Alcoholics Anonymous: “It works if you work it.” In AA and other 12-step groups, it serves as a broader reminder that recovery programs are only as effective as the amount you buy into them. This lesson holds true outside of meeting halls and inpatient facilities as well, with an enduring application to recovery… Read More

How Online AA Meetings Can Help Your Recovery, and Where to Find Them

Can AA Online Meetings Help Your Recovery?

Alcoholics Anonymous is one of the many tools available to individuals recovering from substance abuse. It provides an opportunity to interact with others who are experiencing the same thing you are, right in the trenches with you. AA is a large organization, with more than 115,000 groups around the world. It’s been shown to be a successful tool for those working… Read More

Absinthe & Everclear: Dangers of Grain Alcohol

Absinthe and Everclear - The Dangers of Grain Alcohol

Absinthe and Everclear are high-proof alcohols. It’s important to understand what high-proof alcohol is, why it is potentially bad for you and what steps you should take if you’ve consumed it. There’s some evidence, according to Scientific American, that Vincent van Gogh had an addiction to absinthe. It’s believed that his use of the product along with his existing psychosis led him to… Read More

Another Addiction Relapse: How to Get Off the Merry-Go-Round

How to get off the merry-go-round

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), over 15 million American adults have an alcohol use disorder (AUD) at any given time, marked by frequent drinking with the inability to control the amount consumed or stop easily. When a person receives treatment for addiction to any substance, relapse is common, but alcohol relapse rates are thought… Read More

How a Dangerous New Trend in Binge Drinking Could Be Impacting Your Child’s Health

How binge drinking can affect your child's health

Research from the University of Minnesota is challenging historical trends in binge drinking and bringing to light new concerns about the long-lasting impact binge drinking can have on young adults. The study seems to indicate that, like many other cultural and social activities, binge drinking participation is peaking later in life and may be lasting longer. That’s increasing… Read More

Over the Edge: The Stages of Long-term Alcoholism

Stages of long-term alcholism

Alcoholism, also known as Alcohol Use Disorder or AUD, is among the leading causes of preventable deaths worldwide. A recent study published in The Lancet concluded that alcoholism among men and women aged 15-49 was the single biggest cause of premature death, and that “alcohol use is a leading risk factor for global disease burden and causes substantial health loss.” Here in… Read More

Going Solo: Is Drinking Alone Always a Sign of Alcoholism?

Many people enjoy drinking a couple of beers, glasses of wine or mixed drinks in the evening after a particularly stressful day.

Does Drinking Alone Mean You’re an Alcoholic? Drinking alone in moderation and only occasionally is not a symptom of alcohol abuse. Many people enjoy drinking a couple of beers, glasses of wine or mixed drinks in the evening after a particularly stressful day. The myth that drinking alone means you have an alcohol abuse problem is an old… Read More