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PTSD and Alcohol Abuse

The relationship between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcohol abuse is well-established. According to the National Center for PTSD, up to three-quarters of people who survive abuse or a violent, traumatic experience report problems with drinking. Healing from trauma can be challenging enough, but when alcohol is added into the mix, things can get even…

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Dangers of Mixing Alcohol and Prescription Drugs

Drinking can be fun in moderation and as a social activity. However, for some people, drinking alcohol can be dangerous. Many people take prescription medicine of some kind, and quite a few prescription drugs do not mix well with alcohol. Sometimes, people intentionally mix prescription drugs with alcohol to enhance their level of intoxication. This…

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Staying Sober This 4th of July

The 4th of July is synonymous with beach days, music festivals, pool parties, and fun in the sun. But, for those who are interested in staying sober, July 4th can be a challenge. This is because the summer holiday is antithetical to sober living. Instead, Independence Day is often centered around drinking alcohol, which means…

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5 Signs of Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant, meaning it slows down the central nervous system. Like any depressant, alcohol can help people relax and relieve tension when used in small doses. However, alcohol addiction occurs when people can’t control their drinking and turn to alcohol to cope with life’s problems. People struggling with alcohol addiction…

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Qualities of a Successful Boston Alcohol Rehab

Choosing the right Boston alcohol rehab center can be critical to your recovery or a loved one’s recovery. Clients should expect excellence from their treatment program since a great program can provide invaluable help in the lifelong recovery journey. The best programs have a strong track record of retaining clients in treatment, keeping them engaged,…

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Alcohol Awareness Month: Effects of Alcohol on Women

If you’re considering women’s alcohol rehab for yourself or a woman you care about, it’s important to understand the effects of alcohol on women. Alcohol presents a greater danger to women’s bodies than it does to men’s bodies. And the different social pressures and expectations women face can contribute to their drinking habits as well.…

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The Relationship Between Alcohol and Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are different from the day-to-day anxiety everyone experiences in stressful situations. For people with anxiety disorders, daily life can seem physically and emotionally overwhelming, and they may turn to alcohol to cope. If you or someone you love has a substance use disorder, an alcohol and anxiety treatment program can address both concerns…

signs of a functioning alcoholic

Alcohol Awareness Month: Signs of a Functioning Alcoholic

Anyone with an alcohol use disorder—a condition that makes people unable to control their drinking—can benefit from an alcoholic treatment program. Their symptoms don’t have to be severe. Many people who need treatment may fit the definition of “functioning alcoholics” or people with alcohol use disorders who appear successful in daily life. During Alcohol Awareness…