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.

  • Dangers of Mixing Valium and Alcohol
    November 3, 2021
    Valium can be an invaluable aid for individuals suffering from anxiety attacks or panic disorders. Alcohol is one of the most easily available and regularly consumed substances in the world. Unfortunately, people commonly mix alcohol and Valium on accident–or even on purpose. Understanding potential interactions between the two may...
  • What Is A Functional Alcoholic?
    October 8, 2021
    The terms “high-functioning” or “functional alcoholic” describe individuals who suffer from an alcohol use disorder (AUD), but do not exhibit many of the common life-disrupting effects associated with alcohol abuse. An alcohol use disorder is a treatable chronic medical disorder that causes long-term changes in the brain that impair...
  • Understanding Compulsivity and Addiction
    October 4, 2021
    Often undiagnosed mental health disorders contribute to addiction or aggravate existing addiction issues. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) note, “Multiple national population surveys have found that about half of those who experience a mental illness during their lives will also experience a substance use disorder and vice versa.”...
  • What Does Dry Drunk Syndrome Look Like?
    August 19, 2021
    While many associate “drunkenness” with behaviours like stumbling around, slurring words, or excessively loud speech, these tend to be telltale signs of intoxication by someone who has been drinking. Dry drunk syndrome, however, describes the emotions, thoughts and interactive nature of someone who has not consumed any alcohol, yet...
  • Buspar and Alcohol: Facts and Side Effects
    July 27, 2021
    Buspar is a type of anti-anxiety medication. The manufacturer of the branded version of Buspar discontinued its production in 2010, but the generic version of the drug can still be prescribed. Though in short supply, doctors have found buspirone (Buspar’s generic name) to be an effective medication for the...
  • Oxycodone and Alcohol
    June 28, 2021
    Prescribed primarily as a sedating painkiller, oxycodone falls into the drug classification of “opioid”. It is, however, unique within this classification due to its partially natural and partially synthetic production. Oxycodone is the generic term for the substance that appears under brand names such as Oxycontin, Oxaydo, and Roxicodone/Roxycodone....
  • The Alcoholic Nose Myth
    June 18, 2021
    Snout…Schnoz…Honker…Nozzle…Sniffer…whatever name you call it, a prominent nose can be a distinguishing characteristic. Often, unfortunately, a distinctive nose is viewed less than favorably. This is especially true for someone thought of as having an “alcoholic nose.” What is Alcoholic Nose? Rhinophyma, the medical term for “alcoholic nose” or “drinker’s...
  • Cymbalta and Alcohol
    June 2, 2021
    Duloxetine, sold under the brand name Irenka or Cymbalta, is a prescription medication that usually comes as a capsule. Doctors usually prescribe Cymbalta for anxiety or depression, but they may also recommend it to help relieve pain. Cymbalta can lead to complications with the liver, so consuming alcohol with...
  • Agitated Depression
    November 12, 2020
    Agitated depression is a serious form of mental illness that is often overlooked. If it isn't treated, it can feed into dangerous cycles of substance abuse. 
  • Clonidine and Alcohol
    October 22, 2020
    Clonidine, a prescription drug, is generally seen as safe. However, clonidine and alcohol is a dangerous - and potentially addictive - combination.