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Alcohol use disorder

Our recovery blog is a comprehensive resource for people seeking help with substance use disorders, a helpful guide for common issues people in recovery face, evidence-based information for clinicians looking to find out more about medical detox, and for families and partners wanting to support their loved one achieve long-term recovery. We cover topics ranging from the signs and symptoms of substance use disorder, medical detox, the risks of home detox, how to pick a medical detox, how to identify if your loved one has a problem, what to expect from an inpatient medical detox, relapse prevention strategies, and critical steps for successful recovery.

What Happens When an Alcoholic Starts Drinking Again?

Alcohol abuse kills over 140,000 people in the U.S. every year.1 Death caused by alcohol poisoning, motor vehicle or other accidents, violence, suicide, and alcohol-related diseases make alcohol abuse the third most preventable cause of death in the United States.2 What is Alcoholism? Alcohol abuse, alcohol dependence, and alcohol addiction fall under the clinical diagnostic […]

Key Signs & Symptoms of Alcohol Poisoning

What is alcohol poisoning Alcohol poisoning occurs when a person has consumed a large amount of alcohol over a short period of time. The effects overwhelm the body, leading to a number of serious symptoms that can be fatal or cause serious brain damage. If you suspect that you, or a loved one, is experiencing […]

Risks of Home Detox

Detoxing from addictive substances can create a number of health risks, especially if you suddenly stop using certain substances, like alcohol or benzodiazepines. You may experience a number of unpleasant and potentially serious withdrawal symptoms and may need medical support. Home detox also carries the risk of relapse and potential overdose, which could be fatal. […]

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