Tag Archives: Alcohol Abuse and Addiction

How Do I Know if I Have a Problem with Alcohol?

Man struggling with alcohol The 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) revealed some alarming facts depicting a wide prevalence of alcoholism amongst the masses. It was revealed that: 6.9 percent of people, aged 18 or older, reportedly indulged in binge drinking in the past month 6.2 percent of adults, aged 18 and older, roughly 15 million [...]
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Dangers Linked to Moderate Alcohol Consumption

Man in danger by drinking alcohol Contributor: Megan Wilson, BS, CADC, Addiction Specialist Coordinator, Timberline Knolls Residential Center When it comes to alcohol consumption, it has been well-established that heavy drinking leads to adverse health consequences, including increased risk for dementia and degeneration of brain tissue. However, the connection between moderate alcohol consumption and brain health has been less understood. The [...]
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Relapse and Alcoholism: What Are My Options to Get Sober?

Woman drinking alcohol An estimated 2.15 million Americans, equivalent to almost 9 percent of the population in U.S., have a substance use disorder (SUD). According to statistics from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the rates of relapse are extremely high among people in addiction treatment trying to get sober. The rate of relapse ranges from 37 to [...]
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IOP Treatment for Alcoholism: Continue Working & Living at Home

Woman working at home while in IOP Treatment Attending Intensive Outpatient Programming (IOP) is often an important step in an individual’s recovery process, but it can also be stressful. It means taking 3 hours out of each day, 6 days a week, not including personal therapy or nutritional counseling. It can be especially challenging for those who are working in or outside of [...]
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