Category: Alcoholism

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What Are Treatment Options For Alcoholism?

Anyone looking for help to get sober or stop drinking has a number of options, which can make the process both a bit more confusing and a bit more difficult knowing which way to go. Some people will get sober on their own without any intervention or help to all, but the majority will need […]

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How to Manage Withdrawal from Alcohol

Anyone getting sober is likely to have to do with the issue of withdrawals from alcohol, whether or not a detox is necessary, and possibly the effects of withdrawal from  narcotics as well. If someone has been drinking heavily for a while, or to a point where it has become a problem for them, then […]

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What is Alcoholism as an Illness ?

Many people use of the terms alcohol, alcoholic and alcoholism almost interchangeably, and there is often a lot of confusion as to what these terms actually mean, and how they relate to each other. In the context of a rehab/treatment center it is really important to understand at some level what these terms mean in […]

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Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms and Treatment

The issue of alcohol withdrawal, historically often referred to as dt’s, is a far more serious problem than the term dt’s often implies, and is an issue that needs to be understood and dealt with and managed safely when anyone is stopping drinking. The issue of alcohol withdrawal will normally always refer to someone who […]

What are alcoholism symptoms?

What are alcoholism symptoms?

People often ask what alcoholism symptoms, often at a way of trying to create a checklist of what constitutes an alcoholic, on the basis that a diagnosis will help confirm  the illness in someone and lead to a recovery. This approach has been fuelled in many ways by the acceptance in medical circles that alcoholism […]

ALCOHOL WITHDRAWAL ADDICTION

ALCOHOL WITHDRAWAL ADDICTION

Anyone entering a rehab for a problem with alcohol, commonly referred to as alcoholism or alcohol addiction would be well advised to be aware of the potential effects of alcohol withdrawal, sometimes referred to as a detox, historically referred to as the DT’s. The effects of withdrawal from alcohol addiction or alcoholism can be severe […]

ALCOHOLIC TREATMENT

ALCOHOLIC TREATMENT

The nature of alcoholic treatment can be detailed in certain ways, but should always be fully understood that there are a number of variables that determine whether any form of addiction treatment programs will actually work or not. Probably the most proven method of treatment for an alcoholic is effected through the  organisation Alcoholics Anonymous,  […]

RECOVERY ALCOHOLISM

RECOVERY ALCOHOLISM

Recovery from alcoholism can in some ways be as difficult to understand at the nature of alcoholism itself when someone is drinking as a full-blown alcoholic. This in part is because recovery from alcoholism for most people is not simply about stopping drinking. Stopping drinking is an essential and crucial part of the process, but […]

ALCOHOL ABUSE TREATMENT

ALCOHOL ABUSE TREATMENT

Alcohol abuse is a term that is often used amongst many others, such as alcohol dependency, when people are in some senses either trying to avoid using the word alcoholism,  or when people are quite significantly opposed to the idea of alcoholism being a progressive illness. In some ways, the terminology itself does not really […]

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What is Binge Drinking

Binge drinking is one of those phrases that is generally used to refer to people who go off on what is also sometimes called a drinking spree, that may in reality last days weeks or even months. The meaning behind binge drinking is that whilst an individual may go off on one for a certain […]

Signs of Alcoholism Treatment

Signs of Alcoholism Treatment

When people talk about signs of alcoholism, there is quite often a sense of a hidden agenda, which is sometimes unfair but which often pervades a fear that other people may have about someone else’s drinking or their behaviour associated with drinking. Whilst many people still debate the nature of alcoholism, there is a widespread […]

ALCOHOLISM and ADDICTION

ALCOHOLISM and ADDICTION

Alcoholism and addiction often lumped together as being the same thing, with alcoholism simply being an addiction to alcohol. Anyone trying to understand the nature of alcoholism for several reason, will quickly understand that whilst an addiction to alcohol is certainly part of the nature of alcoholism, the term itself encompasses an illness that is […]

ALCOHOLISM COUNSELLING

ALCOHOLISM COUNSELLING

Many people are familiar with the term counselling, and also with the term alcoholic  or alcoholism, but there can still be some confusion about both terms, especially when they are linked together. The definition of alcoholism, or trying to decide if someone is an alcoholic or not is in many ways often an irrelevant issue. […]

ALCOHOLISM OUTPATIENT RECOVERY

ALCOHOLISM OUTPATIENT RECOVERY

The nature of alcoholism can sometimes be debated in a theoretical sense, the most common debate being between nature and nurture. There is a place for this debate, but for the majority of people are causing is best understood either by those who have it, those who are in recovery from it and those who […]

ALCOHOL POISONING

ALCOHOL POISONING

Alcohol poisoning is not often talked about in the context of rehab or treatment for alcoholism and drug abuse, but is a hugely important part of the recovery process. The issue behind alcohol poisoning is twofold. Firstly is the reality of where someone who has been drinking alcohol for a long time has got to, […]

Alcoholism Detox

Alcoholism Detox

An alcoholism detox is  possibly going to be needed in the event of anyone who is an active alcoholic, or even someone who has been drinking heavily for a long period of time but would  not technically be considered an alcoholic. Sometimes there is much debate between what is alcoholism and heavy drinking, but in […]

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Alcoholism Treatment Center

An alcoholism or treatment center normally refers to a rehab, a residential rehab, where someone who has a problem with alcohol and, either considers themselves, or is considered by other people as an alcoholic, can go to get help and treatment. The terms treatment center and rehab are pretty much interchangeable, although the extent of […]

ALCOHOL DETOX

ALCOHOL DETOX

An alcohol detox is perhaps one of the most important elements of recovery from alcoholism, that is generally either not given the amount of attention it should be, or is otherwise completely ignored. There is a bit of a myth among some people that simply stopping drinking does not present any dangers of itself, and […]

ALCOHOL RECOVERY

ALCOHOL RECOVERY

It is sometimes surprising to people that the word alcohol only appears once in the 12 step program of Alcoholics Anonymous, given that this program is regarded as the main recovery tool in the field of alcoholism and addiction work. It is something of a paradox, that it is a realisation of powerlessness and alcohol […]

ALCOHOLISM TREATMENT PROGRAMS

ALCOHOLISM TREATMENT PROGRAMS

Alcoholism treatment programs are normally part of a rehab’s addiction recovery process, and will normally be made very broad sense therapeutic in nature, and are likely to in some measure be based on the 12 step program of Alcoholics Anonymous. Treatment programs in a rehab can vary widely as to what they do and do […]