Alcohol Addiction

15 Drugs You Should Never Mix With Alcohol

September 14th, 2018|

Mixing alcohol and drugs is never a good idea. Whether they are over-the-counter prescription meds or illegal drugs, taking them with booze can have fatal consequences. 15 Drugs You Should Never Mix With Alcohol There’s a reason why prescription medication packages are marked with a “DO NOT MIX WITH ALCOHOL” label—it’s dangerous. Mixing medicine and alcohol can have all kinds of negative side effects. Unfortunately, many people overlook this. Maybe they’re having too much fun at a party and decide to pop a few pills while they’re already drunk. Maybe they

11 Benefits of Quitting Alcohol (Or Not Drinking At All)

September 2nd, 2018|

Drinking alcohol is fun for a few years until the constant hangovers take hold. The benefits of quitting FAR outweigh the benefits of drinking. Quitting alcohol can feel impossible. It’s especially difficult for those who are addicted to it. Oftentimes, alcoholics feel as if, for them, there is no life without booze. Despite all of the negative side effects it has on their life, they continue to drink. Unfortunately, too many people are stuck in the prison of alcoholism. As the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism tells us, more than 15 million

3 Gateway Drugs That Anyone Should Be Wary Of

August 10th, 2018|

The concept of a gateway drug is not new. 3 Gateway Drugs That Anyone Should Be Wary Of Most people have heard of the idea but may not know which substances qualify as gateway drugs. It is important for everyone to be wary of gateway drugs. Part of this means understanding the risk factors of addiction and the slow progression toward physical dependence. This brief guide addresses three of the most common gateway drugs that anyone should be wary of: Alcohol Marijuana Prescription medication. These are the three most common gateway drugs. They are

The Link Between Anger and Alcoholism

August 5th, 2018|

“You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.” ~Buddha The Link Between Anger and Alcoholism Feeling anger is part of being human. It’s an integral (and sometimes necessary) human emotion. From toddlers to old men, everyone experiences anger from time to time. But taken too far, anger can make existing addictions worse - and even become a drug of its own. Anger can often turn into a coping mechanism. It can be used to avoid other issues, emotions and experiences - like the abuse of alcohol. The

David Cassidy: Drinking, Not Dementia, Killed 1970’s Idol

July 22nd, 2018|

DISCLAIMER: David Cassidy lived a life largely in the public eye, and his struggles with alcoholism—the disease that ultimately killed him—are well-documented. This an attempt to provide context to that battle and hopefully, help someone who might currently be facing comparable problems. David Cassidy: Drinking, Not Dementia, Killed 1970’s Idol For a generation of people “of a certain age” David Cassidy will always be the youthful singer who represented another era on the television program, The Partridge Family. That show catapulted him to “teen idol” status and launched a performing career that lasted almost

How Booze Almost Killed the Roseanne Reboot Before it Began

May 5th, 2018|

The wildly popular show Roseanne is one of the most iconic sitcoms in TV history. There is no question that America was clamoring for a reboot for years. According to The Nielsen Company, about 18.2 million viewers watched the show's premiere - which is a 10% jump from the number of people who tuned in for the 1997 finale. The behavior of one cast member, however, could have derailed the reboot effort before it even got off the ground. John Goodman, who plays family patriarch Dan Connor, has been speaking candidly about his struggle

The Dark, Final, End Stage of Alcoholism

December 17th, 2017|

Untreated alcoholism is a terminal disease comprised of four stages--the fourth being the end. According to the NIAAA, an estimated 88,000 people (62,000 men and 26,000 women) die annually from alcohol-related deaths. This makes alcoholism the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States. The Dark, Final, End Stage of Alcoholism End-stage alcoholism carries defining physical markers and symptoms. Though it is not irreversible, it is very difficult to treat and has a high mortality rate. There are many ways it can kill, and most involve a significant amount of suffering. There

Alcoholism Tests And Warning Signs That Reveal If You’re An Alcoholic

December 9th, 2017|

Am I An Alcoholic? Because you have found yourself on this page…right here, right now… you’re wondering if you have a problem with alcohol. Why else would you be researching this topic? People who don’t have a problem with alcohol don’t Google “Am I an alcoholic?” and they definitely don’t look for tests that will tell them whether or not they have a problem with drinking. The very fact that you have made it here may indicate that you do, in fact, have a problem with alcohol. Of course, most people do not make

Alcohol Poisoning – One Too Many Could Take You To The E.R.

December 1st, 2017|

Alcohol Poisoning – One Too Many Could Take You To The E.R. “Let’s go out and get smashed, amigos!” “C’mon girls, let’s go grab a margarita – or ten!” “Hey, fellas! There’s a keg party at the frat house this Saturday night! Bring your cups!” Think Twice Before You Head Out For Drinks With Friends For the Weekend A night of serious drinking usually starts out with a spirit of innocence. No one heads out to a party, the club, or a bar with anything but the light-hearted intention of blowing off a little

Alcoholism Is On The Rise And It’s Not Slowing Down – See The Latest Stats

November 15th, 2017|

After a long day, there's no better way to unwind than with a drink. Luckily, there are a lot of alcoholic beverages to choose from.  Moderate alcohol consumption is relatively harmless. However, statistics show that regular alcohol use has a tendency to lead to heavy-drinking and -- ultimately -- alcoholism. Alcoholism is a severe form of alcohol abuse. This disorder is affecting more Americans and becoming an epidemic that needs immediate addressing. The latest statistics are troubling. A recent study published by the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC) follows the