Alcoholism Treatment

What is Alcohol Recovery Like?

There are many risks with alcoholism, including an increased risk for DUI, assault, injury, academic issues, legal issues, and death. However, you won’t have to keep risking your life every time you take a drink. You can choose to change your life for the better by starting an alcohol recovery program.  Having an alcohol rehab … Read more

What Does Getting Sober Mean?

In the world of addiction and recovery, many people hear the phrase “getting sober”. What does this phrase mean? To be sober means to have no trace of an intoxicating substance in your system. To get sober is a process. Every person’s process is unique. Some people decide to stop drinking on their own, while … Read more

Is There an Antidote for Alcohol Toxicity?

Is There an Antidote for Alcohol Toxicity?

Is There an Antidote for Alcohol Toxicity? Drinking large amounts of alcohol quickly can cause respiratory depression, coma, and even death. In this case, is there an antidote for alcohol toxicity, or acute alcohol poisoning? Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant; it slows everything down like your speech, movement, and reaction time. Drinking large … Read more

Does Alcoholism Affect Cognitive Function

Does Alcoholism Affect Cognitive Function?

Does Alcoholism Affect Cognitive Function? Alcohol takes a huge toll on your body, especially your brain, by affecting how it processes information and it interferes with communication between neurons. Alcoholism or Alcohol Use Disorder is defined as a primary, chronic disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors that influence its development. Alcoholism is characterized by … Read more

Outpatient Alcoholism Rehab Programs Near Me

Outpatient Alcoholism Rehab Programs Near Me

An Outpatient Alcohol Rehab Designed to Fit Your Needs Absolute’s outpatient alcoholism rehab is highly individualized and teaches new coping mechanisms. However, this is just the beginning. Alcohol detox is often a necessity, as is learning to curb your alcohol cravings. But for most people, we’ll need to probe a little deeper. For some people, … Read more

Why Cold Turkey Detox is Dangerous

Why Cold Turkey Detox is Dangerous

Why Cold Turkey Detox is Dangerous Cold turkey drug detox can be very dangerous depending on which drug an individual has become addicted to, and can even lead to seizures or even death. Cold turkey detox refers to quitting a substance or substances abruptly. Instead of tapering down the drug or alcohol, the individual will … Read more

Making an 8th Step List of People We've Harmed

Making an 8th Step List of People We’ve Harmed

Making an 8th Step List of People We’ve Harmed The 8th Step of Alcoholics Anonymous requires individuals to make a comprehensive list of every single person they believe they have harmed, both in active addiction and otherwise. Alcoholics Anonymous is a global, nonprofit fellowship, one that was designed to help men and women of all … Read more

Healthy Relationships in Recovery

Healthy Relationships in Early Recovery

Healthy Relationships in Early Recovery One of the benefits of early recovery, and one of the things that make staying in the same place a whole lot easier, is the development of healthy relationships. Those in early recovery will be told not to make any major changes during the first year of their sobriety. Why? … Read more

Mixing Benzos and Alcohol

Mixing Benzos and Alcohol

Mixing Benzos and Alcohol Those who mix prescription benzodiazepines and alcohol often do so in hopes of increasing the effects of both chemical substances which can have dangerous results. Those who mix prescription medications and alcohol often do so in hopes of increasing the effects of both chemical substances. The truth of the matter is … Read more