cant stop drinking beer

Let’s face it, beer is delicious. The thought of an ice-cold brew on a hot summer’s day is enticing, for sure. Beer is woven into our social pastimes, like baseball games and picnics, backyard barbecues, Superbowl parties, and music festivals. But what happens when you overindulge—when one beer after a long day at work morphs […]

30 days sober benefits

When someone decides to get sober they may not actually believe they will ever see 30 days sober. For an alcoholic, even one day sober is a huge mountain to climb, much less thirty days. In fact, at the outset of entering treatment, many individuals with an alcohol use disorder aren’t all that convinced they […]

Are There Different Levels of Alcoholism

Alcoholism is the most prevalent substance use disorder in the U.S. with approximately 15 million adults affected, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Alcohol abuse and alcoholism constitute serious lifestyle and health issues, impacting all aspects of life. Alcoholism is considered a chronic, relapsing disease of the brain that may result […]

Binge Drinking in College

Drinking games tend to be a rite of passage on most college campuses. While the practice of organizing games around alcohol consumption is nothing new, having first been introduced at Darmouth College back in the 1950s, these games have proliferated in the decades since. No longer is binge drinking in college relegated to a few […]

Signs of an Alcoholic Relapse

Alcoholic relapse is not the result of a lack of commitment to sobriety. In fact, relapse can happen to even the most dedicated, determined individuals. Relapse is the outward sign of just what a chronic disease with compulsive features looks like. Alcoholism recovery features powerful cravings that sit there, etched in the memory, looking for […]

Mixing Ambien and Alcohol

So you have some trouble getting to sleep. Maybe a glass of wine before bed will help you relax enough to nod off, or maybe you will try out the prescription for Ambien that your doctor recently gave you. Better yet, you ponder, maybe just take the Ambien with the glass of wine. Not so […]

Severe Alcoholism Physical Symptoms

Who would ever think that the partying so common in young adulthood could possibly result in end stage alcoholism and death, but in reality it actually can. Most people become acquainted with alcohol in the college years, where booze-saturated parties are the weekend norm. Most college kids will cycle through this phase unscathed, reining in […]

dangers of adderall and alcohol

Back in school we were taught that a positive plus a negative, such as +1 + -1, equals zero. They cancel each other out. When considering the use of alcohol, a depressant, with Adderall, a stimulant, it might stand to reason that the effect is also null and void. But when it comes to substances […]

pet friendly rehab options

 Solutions 4 Recovery now offers a pet-friendly policy for its Southern California addiction and dual diagnosis rehabilitation programming. Allowing clients to bring their beloved pet to rehab can enhance the treatment experience, as well as reduce anxiety that often accompanies entering a program. According to Jacqueline Malani, Director of Detox for Solutions 4 Recovery, “Working with […]

signs of alcoholism in college students

If you think you can’t possibly become an alcoholic in young adulthood, think again.  Statistics reveal that heavy alcohol use doubles between the ages of 18 to19, then ramps up another 55% throughout the early 20s, with nearly 13% of 22 year olds self-proclaimed heavy alcohol users.  Of those 65,000 22 year olds with a […]