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Emotional Effects of Alcohol

People drink for different reasons: relaxation, recreation, self-medication, etc. The reason why a person may continue drinking is because of the emotional effects of alcohol on the brain. Alcohol can often induce momentary feelings of pleasure or happiness. The occasional user may drink a bit to wind down with friends after a stressful day.However, the …

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How Addictive is Alcohol?

According to a study conducted by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, nearly 15 million Americans are addicted to alcohol. In addition, over 85,000 people die from alcohol each year. A recent CNN report revealed that alcohol is one of the most addictive substances in the world, alongside heroin, cocaine, nicotine, and barbiturates.But …

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How Dangerous is an Alcohol Blackout?

How dangerous is an alcohol blackout? A blackout is dangerous because, although you appear to conscious or even active, you may have no memory of the blackout or what went on while you were blacked out. Furthermore, a blackout is often an indication that you have far exceeded your alcohol limit.Blackouts, or alcohol-induced amnesia, are …

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What is Outpatient Rehab?

What is outpatient rehab? Outpatient addiction treatment in Houston, TX, is an option if you have substance abuse, but your other obligations keep you from committing to treatment 24/7. You can remain in your home environment or continue working while receiving the same level of treatment from your therapist. Outpatient rehab allows you to participate in …

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Defining Psychological Dependence

Proceeding with caution is always necessary when discussing issues involving substance addiction. Most of us have an awareness about the physical aspects of addiction. We can see the physical effects of addiction when someone takes a drug or drinks alcohol. We can also see the physical effects of abstinence from drugs or alcohol when the …

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Inpatient vs Outpatient Addiction Rehab

Once the decision to pursue addiction treatment is out of the way, the addiction sufferer has other decisions to make. Chief among those decisions is what kind of treatment program they are willing to endure. This has nothing to do with treatment services or options. It’s the requisite inpatient vs outpatient rehab discussion. There is …

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