Government Funded Alcohol Addiction Treatment: Your Treatment May Be Free

There are alcohol treatments centers (particularly inpatient facilities) that are cost-prohibitive for the average person. Most people, especially those who are struggling with alcoholism or any addiction really can’t afford them. As a result, many people choose to postpone entering treatment for their alcohol use disorder, which may develop into these people failing to ever…

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What Kind of FDA-Approved Medications Are Available for Treating Alcohol Addiction?

It is not uncommon for modern medicine to use medications as a component of treatment. As you no doubt know, there are many addictions that do not have a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved medication to incorporate into treatment. However, people with alcohol addiction are in luck because the FDA has approved three medications…

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Is New Drug Similar to Naltrexone the Answer to Teen Alcohol Abuse?

Drinking is a common problem in the United States and it’s impacting our youth. Studies estimate as many as 33% of teens in high school have drank at least some alcohol in the past 30 days and may are binge drinking on a regular basis. While prevention programs are doing their part to reduce the…

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What’s The Problem with Problem Drinking?

(Please note, we use a husband / wife scenario in this article but this by no means men are more likely to be problem drinkers or that these types of situations ONLY happen between husband and wife—this is a scenario in which the “characters” could easily be changed to mother/father, sister/brother, friend to friend.) Your…

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Lower Income People May be More at Risk for Alcohol Related Diseases

In recent years, the research community has revealed that alcohol is responsible for several different cancers, it is not heart-healthy – despite popular opinion to the contrary, and abuse of alcohol can lead to varying degrees of developmental, emotional and cognitive problems. And now a different research team had determined that poor people are at…

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Alcohol Sources for Minors Examined

Obtaining alcohol can be quite the game for teenagers and adolescents. Some children steal it from their parents and some children get it from their parents. The struggle to toe the line between healthy freedom and strict rules is something that many parents struggle with. Allowing alcohol consumption is one issue that falls perfectly into…

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Researchers Warn Against Allowing Children to Sip Alcohol

Rubbing alcohol on a teething baby’s gum line, or allowing a curious child a sip of alcohol is not that uncommon. Many parents do not think there is anything wrong with a sip here or there, especially if the taste may be so off-putting that children have negative memories associated with alcohol and may not…

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Impulsivity and Alcohol May be Genetic

It is clear that people respond to alcohol in many different ways. Some people become more social when they drink. Other people become quiet and isolate themselves after they’ve had a few drinks. There is also a portion of the population that becomes very impulsive and acts without thinking after they have consumed alcohol. This…

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