Category: Alcoholism

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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 […]

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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 […]

ADDICTION and RECOVERY

ADDICTION and RECOVERY

Whilst many people use the word addiction in a very general sense to cover a lot of normal day life activities, in the context of 12 step recovery it has a very definite and specific place. The 12 step recovery movement began with Alcoholics Anonymous, and over time grew to include huge numbers of people […]

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 […]

ALCOHOLISM 12 STEP

ALCOHOLISM 12 STEP

Alcoholism as an illness is a relatively recent medical understanding, and is linked inexorably to the 12 step program of Alcoholics Anonymous which both began the process of real long-term relief from the illness, and in the process, through its 12-step program, effectively defined alcoholism as an illness pretty much for the first time. There […]

Addiction

Addiction

The term addiction has become almost synonymous with a rehab, and the sense that if anyone has an addiction to anything they should be put into a rehab and have the addiction dealt with. The whole world of addiction and addiction recovery is quite a complex one, but needs to be addressed quite carefully in […]

Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcohol Withdrawal

The issue of alcohol withdrawal symptoms or the potential dangers of suddenly withdrawing from active alcoholism are very real and should be treated seriously by any individual connected with an entry into rehab, and most definitely by the rehab itself. Alcohol withdrawal is sometimes treated slightly flippantly, normally because most people who have too much […]