Category Archives: alcohol addiction

Are Opiate Replacement Drugs Being Recommended to Treat Alcoholism

Can opiate replacement drugs be used to treat alcoholism, and just as importantly, should they? The New York Times published an article recently which weighed in on these issues, “Drugs to Aid Alcoholics See Little Use, Study Finds.” The report … Continue reading

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Raising Awareness on Alcohol Addiction

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, an event sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD). Recently, the NCADD announced that the theme for this year’s event is “Help for Today. Hope for Tomorrow,” and they will … Continue reading

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How to Help a Friend Who Has a Drug or Alcohol Addiction

The first thing that you need to know about helping a friend who is a drug addict or alcoholic is that you should not wait. The longer that you postpone taking action to help your friend, the harder it may … Continue reading

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It’s No Surprise that Drug Use Goes Up as Jobs Go Away

Reports from Florida show that when economic stresses mount related to unemployment, more people may be reaching for a pill. Particularly, in this region, OxyContin obtained illicitly, as from a drug dealer or by theft. Or it could be obtained … Continue reading

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Chronic Alcohol Abuse is an International Problem that Just Won’t Go Away

Alcohol abuse and addiction could be the world’s oldest drug problem. But excessive drinking and alcohol abuse continue to be serious problems that cause illness and kill people every year. The World Health Organization estimates that more than two million … Continue reading

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Alcohol Withdrawal Dangers Mean that Getting Sober Requires Professional Help

For most people who are addicted, there are those moments where the addicted person wants sobriety more than anything in the world. It might be early in the morning, when the person is starting to sober up and they realize … Continue reading

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Could LSD be Offered as a New Treatment for Alcoholism? Is That Even a Good Idea?

Those trying to overcome alcoholism may struggle with this problem for years before they find the right treatment to help end the battle. But along the way, they could encounter treatment that does more damage than the disease. In a … Continue reading

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Alcoholism as a Great Equalizer: The Societal and Health Problem That Exists in Every Corner of the World

You can go to every corner of the globe and find alcohol problems. In some countries where religious beliefs ban alcohol consumption, they will be less frequent and more concealed. In other countries, the social patterns of the population seem … Continue reading

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How Much Does Alcoholism Contribute to Traffic Fatalities?

It’s a good guess that pretty much everyone knows that drunk drivers are dangerous to themselves and everyone in their environments. Amazingly, this doesn’t stop tens of thousands of people each year from driving off in their cars when they … Continue reading

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Parties and Overuse of Alcohol

Underage Parties and Overuse of Alcohol Prepares Many Young People to Need Alcohol Abuse Rehab There’s two easy ways to find out how much drinking is going on among college students, most of whom are underage. One is to read … Continue reading

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