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.
 
 

  • 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...
  • After Alcohol Rehab: Preventing Relapse and Ensuring Long-Term Recovery
    April 2, 2018
    Learn the Tools to Protect Against Relapse After Alcohol Recovery Overcoming alcohol or drug addiction is extremely challenging – both mentally and physically. Medically assisted detox and rehabilitation can offer an effective means to overcome dependency and addiction. Continue reading for an overview of the detox, rehabilitation and post-treatment...
  • Hypoglycemia and Alcohol: How Alcohol Is Connected to Low Blood Sugar
    January 15, 2018
    The Connection Between Hypoglycemia and Alcoholism Hypoglycemia is an indicator of abnormally low blood sugar. Blood sugar, or glucose, is the body’s main source of energy. When glucose levels dip too low, the following symptoms can emerge: Fatigue Shakiness Sweating Heart palpitations Hunger Hypoglycemia is very common in alcoholics....
  • CBT for Alcoholism: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Helps Discover Root Problems of Alcohol Addiction
    December 21, 2017
    Addiction is much more than just a physical dependence on a substance. A person struggling with addiction will change their behaviors and attitudes in negative and destructive ways that prolong the addiction, ultimately worsening it. While detox and medical therapies are critical to overcoming alcoholism and alcohol dependence, cognitive...
  • 12 Ways to Best Provide Alcohol Abuse Solutions
    October 16, 2017
    Addiction treatment professionals approach alcoholism in mostly the same way they would try to treat any other form of chemical dependency. However, there are a few techniques and approaches that are unique to the alcohol abuse treatment process. An effective treatment program for alcohol abuse is going to include...