Alcohol Use Disorder in the API Community

Alcohol Use Disorder in the API Community Asian-American Pacific Islanders, also known as the API Community, are one of the fastest-growing minority groups in America. Due to model minority stereotypes and a lack of empirical data, the API community has been thought to have lower than expected rates of substance use disorders and behavioral addictions. […]

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The Dangers of Alcohol

The Dangers of Alcohol The dangers of alcohol begin at the first sip of the first drink. Although most responsible drinking habits shouldn’t be cause for major concern, everyone who drinks runs the risk of encountering the negative effects of alcohol. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans defines moderate drinking as up to 1 drink per […]

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All About Blood Alcohol Levels

All About Blood Alcohol Levels Blood alcohol levels, also known as blood alcohol content, is a way to measure an individual’s level of alcohol intoxication. It represents the percentage of alcohol that is concentrated in the bloodstream. Blood alcohol levels are used for legal purposes, such as measuring individuals for drunk driving incidents, and for […]

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The Second-Hand Harms of Drinking

What Are Second-Hand Harms of Drinking? An addiction to alcohol doesn’t just affect the person with the addiction. In fact, about one-fifth of adults in the United States have experienced some form of harm due to someone else’s behavior while drinking. These behaviors are ripple effects from the addiction and are known as second-hand harms […]

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What is Detoxing From Alcohol Like, and How We Can Help Make It Comfortable

Detoxing from Alcohol Detoxing from alcohol can look very different to many different people. The way you may feel when you detox from alcohol depends on the severity of your addiction and how long you have been addicted to alcohol for. If someone has had a few too many drinks at a celebration, chances are, […]

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Cliffside Malibu Approach vs AA Approach

What is the Cliffside Malibu approach? Cliffside Malibu has a evidence-based, well thought out three-fold approach to addiction treatment that creates the foundation for lasting recovery that is different from AA. When all three are used together, the outcomes are more effective than any individual part on its own. Those three approaches are: Intensive one-on-one […]

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Doctors with Patients Fighting Alcoholism Should Try AA Themselves

The Partnership at Drugfree.org recently issued a news release with their recommendation that physicians treating patients with alcohol disorders or alcoholism attend Alcoholics Anonymous or other support group meetings prior to counseling their patients to do so. “Any doctor treating addicted people should go to at least a few AA meetings, so they can discuss […]

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Stricter Drug Treatment Laws for Parents in Alabama

In Alabama, a new drug treatment bill may mean that parents who receive treatment for alcohol or drug addiction more than twice in a five year period may lose custody of their children. The bill, championed by Republican representative Wes Long, has many supporters, but some people are concerned that the bill may deter people […]

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