Alcohol: Is It The Gateway Drug?

The Gateway Drug Theory According to the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health,  The Gateway Drug Theory suggests that licit drugs, such as tobacco and alcohol, serve as a “gateway” toward the use of other, illicit drugs. Many people usually correlate this theory with prescription medication becoming a gateway to other dangerous […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Alcohol

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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Triggers to Avoid During the Holidays

Know your triggers A major part of a successful recovery process is knowing what your triggers are. During the holidays, it can be a time that they present themselves more often than not. It can also be time when new triggers can arise that you didn’t realize you had before. It’s important to sit down […]

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What is Detox and How Long Should It Take?

What is detox? Detox is the very first step of recovery once someone enters treatment. When you have been abusing a substance for a period of time, your brain becomes chemically re-wired to depend on this substance. When the substance is no longer in your body, withdrawal symptoms begin. This is also known as being […]

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The Top 10 Warning Signs of Becoming Addicted to Alcohol

Having a casual night out with friends and a few drinks is often not something to worry about. However, for many people, it can become easy to become addicted to alcohol. In fact, according to the 2015 NSDUH, 15.1 million adults ages 18 and older (6.2 percent of this age group) has an alcohol addiction. […]

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Luxury Alcohol Treatment Center

Americans are drinking more than ever. In fact, a 2017 study published in JAMA Psychiatry found that 1 out of every 8 Americans struggles with alcohol abuse. The number is rising at a steady amount, and the study suggests the importance of “destigmatizing these conditions and encouraging those who cannot reduce their alcohol consumption on […]

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Pre-Existing Conditions: How the New Proposed Healthcare Plan Could Deny You Coverage

Pre-Existing Conditions: How the New Proposed Healthcare Plan Could Deny You Coverage Congressional Republicans are dead-set on repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, seemingly without regard for making improvements to the system. The President’s promise was more people covered with better care at less cost. That is not what the new GOP proposal would […]

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Why Can’t People Get Healthcare in Rural America?

Why Can’t People Get Healthcare in Rural America? There is a medical crisis in rural America. There aren’t enough physicians to meet the needs of small towns, and the problem is only getting worse. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there are more than 6,600 primary care health professional shortage areas […]

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3 Weeks Out: Here’s How Our Next President Could Fight the Opioid Epidemic

3 Weeks Out: Here’s How Our Next President Could Fight the Opioid Epidemic Seedy scandals and unsavory sound bites have stolen headlines this election season. But for nearly two million Americans grappling with a person with substance use disorderion to opioid-based medications or heroin, our country’s most important issues have never been clearer. Less than […]

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