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The Dangers of Mixing Benzos and Alcohol

When you need treatment for an anxiety-related condition, that is when you might receive a prescription for benzodiazepines (benzos). Like many other medications, there is documentation that you receive regarding the dangers of mixing benzos with alcohol. Due to the interactions between benzos and alcohol, those who mix the two could face severe health risks. …

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The Dangers of Wine Mom Culture

Throughout American society, you might hear references to wine mom culture. Unfortunately, these references are also normalizing the alcoholism from which many moms are suffering. Catchphrases include, “I wine because my kinds whine,” or “Mommy juice.” Either way, these phrases emblazoned on coffee mugs, tote bags, and wine glasses are dangerous promotions of wine mom …

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The Correlation Between Drinking and Social Media

It is no mystery that we are living in the digital age, including having access to several social media platforms. While these are excellent opportunities to connect with friends and loved ones, there is also a correlation between drinking and social media that you might not understand. While there are many opportunities to find support …

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Quarantined with an Alcoholic Spouse

The global pandemic has transformed society over a few short weeks. And while the resulting stay-at-home orders were necessary for the sake of public health, they did not come without consequences. The economic shutdown has increased the risks of the most vulnerable. Consider, for example, the prospect of being quarantined with an alcoholic spouse. Given …

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Is My Loved One an Alcoholic?

It’s painful to watch a family member or close friend struggle with excessive drinking. You want the best for them always, and to believe that they have their lives under control. But if you’ve watched the problems mount, you may be wondering, “is my loved one an alcoholic?” Understanding how to answer that question puts …

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Why Do I Need Alcohol Abuse Counseling?

“Why do I need alcohol abuse counseling?” It’s a painful question, both to ask and to answer. But it can also be helpful — a signal that someone has hit bottom and may be ready to seek professional help. At a minimum, the question of “why do I need alcohol abuse counseling” presents an opportunity …

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Is Alcoholism Hereditary?

Addiction is a chronic disease that affects the brain, particularly areas of motivation and reward. However, one of the questions that scientists continue to explore is whether alcoholism is genetic and how much hereditary traits factor into an addiction. In other words, if someone in your family is an alcoholic, how likely are you to …

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