Category Archives: Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol abuse is an epidemic that affects millions of individuals worldwide. Peruse the following alcohol addiction treatment resources to learn more about an alcohol-related topic of interest.

  • What Are the Chances of Becoming an Alcoholic with an Alcoholic Parent
    January 2, 2019
    Parents influence their children in countless profound ways. Parents can shape a child’s sense of self-worth, problem-solving skills, and perceptions of his or her environment. When a child has a parent with an alcohol abuse disorder, the parent’s behavior will invariably influence the child’s. In some cases, children grow...
  • High-Functioning Alcoholics: Are You Overlooking an Issue?
    November 19, 2018
    What Is a High-Functioning Alcoholic? A high-functioning alcoholic (HFA) is someone who appears to function normally in their daily life, despite having an addiction to alcohol. When people picture an alcoholic, they envision someone who may stumble when they walk, slur their speech or lose their temper with friends...
  • There Is No Healthy Amount of Alcohol
    November 16, 2018
    Numerous studies exist on the impact of alcohol on people’s health. The results can seem obvious at times: Drinking large amounts of alcohol can put you at a risk for many health conditions, including, but not limited to: Heart disease Cancer Alcohol abuse Alcohol addiction In most research, there...
  • Signs of Hidden Alcohol Abuse
    November 14, 2018
    Alcohol addiction can disrupt a person’s life greatly, but it’s not always easy to tell when a loved one has a problem. Many people struggling with alcohol addiction tend to keep their activities hidden from their friends and family. Why? They either underestimate the extent of their problem or...
  • How Long-Term Alcohol Abuse Affects the Blood: Blood Disorders and Complications from Alcoholism
    October 4, 2018
    Alcohol abuse can have several impacts on one’s health, but some of the most harmful can happen at the microbiological level, where we can’t even see it. Studies have shown that long-term alcohol abuse impacts the blood, including red and white blood cells alike, as well as blood cell...
  • Alcohol and Fibromyalgia: The Links Between Alcohol Abuse and Neuropathic Chronic Pain
    October 2, 2018
    What Is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a long-term (chronic) condition characterized by widespread pain and chronic fatigue – the source of which is subjective, and cannot be determined by tests. Because the source of the chronic pain cannot be pinpointed, diagnosis and treatment are also fairly subjective. Physicians don’t currently...
  • New Mexico Substance Abuse, Addiction Statistics and Addiction Treatment Options
    August 12, 2018
    As substance abuse trends change across the country, so do the substance abuse and addiction trends in the state of New Mexico. Drug abuse and alcoholism rates in New Mexico been higher than the National average for at least the past 35 years. However, with the nationwide rise in...
  • Relapse Prevention for Alcohol Abuse: Tips for Staying Sober
    July 31, 2018
    Alcohol treatment centers are the oldest consistent forms of addiction treatment programs. People have been struggling with addiction to alcohol since we started manufacturing alcoholic drinks thousands of years ago. In all that time, alcohol relapse has remained a problem, with alcohol relapse rates averaging anywhere from 30-80%. Relapse...
  • Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy: Symptoms, Causes, Life Expectancy, and Recovery
    July 2, 2018
    Alcohol abuse – especially binge drinking and long-term chronic alcohol abuse – takes its toll on the heart muscle and vascular system. We often forget just how dangerous alcohol can be, and wrongly assume that it takes decades for severe problems to show up from excessive drinking.  How Alcohol...
  • Alcohol Treatment Centers: What Treatment Types Do Alcoholics Need in Rehab?
    April 16, 2018
    All alcohol rehabilitation programs are not created equal. Finding a rehab center with the most effective types of treatment can make the difference between relapse and lifelong recovery. Below, we’ll take a closer look at some of the best alcohol treatment options for achieving a life of sobriety. Medically...