Functioning Alcoholic

Not all alcoholics fit the “typical” mold. There are some individuals who manage to hold down high-level professional positions and seem to have it all together, yet they also happen to have a moderate alcohol use disorder. They are able to conduct their usual daily tasks and juggle significant stressors without showing the usual signs […]

accused of drinking alcohol at work

Times have certainly changed, and for the better. For decades it was considered the norm for executives to imbibe in the office. Many offices even had dedicated liquor cabinets, featuring ornate decanters filled with Scotch whiskey and hi-ball glasses at the ready. Alcohol was considered a kind of social tool, helping executives navigate their business […]

can't stop drinking

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 […]

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 fast! Mixing […]

drunk rage blackout

Alcohol abuse can have some very disconcerting and unpredictable effects. One of these might manifest in angry outbursts, violent behavior, or rage, and another is the phenomenon called blackouts. Sometimes these two effects can happen simultaneously, resulting in a drunk rage blackout. Because alcoholism is a complex disease that impacts brain structures and chemistry, it […]

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 […]

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 really want […]

Detox Medicine

Detox Medicine Options for Drug and Alcohol Addiction Just the anticipation of the detox and withdrawal process can deter many people from ever considering getting help for a drug or alcohol problem.  Detox is the necessary first step in the journey of recovery, so it’s not like it can be skipped. It is necessary for […]

painkiller addiction

Rehab For Painkiller Addiction and Dependence It seems each day there is a news story related to the opioid addiction crisis in America.  Unwinding the cause of this epidemic has led to research and eye-opening study results.  While recreational misuse or abuse of painkillers is one part of the problem, increasing insights on the role […]