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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Detox: Your First Step in the Alcoholic Treatment Process

Before you head into a therapy session or attend 12 step meetings as part of your alcohol recover, you will go through detoxification. Detox is the series of interventions that are used to help patients from an actively intoxicated state to a drug and alcohol-free state of stabilization. In order to detox, you must stop…

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Effects of Alcohol on the Body and the Brain

People drink to socialize, to celebrate with others, to relax after a hard day—it’s a social norm throughout American society for people to consume alcohol. But binge drinking, drinking more than a few drinks daily, or drinking more than a 7-14 drinks per week depending on your gender can lead to serious health consequences. The…

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