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Category: Alcohol Addiction

What Happens When You Mix Ambien and Alcohol?

What Happens When You Mix Ambien and Alcohol? man holds ambien pills and a glass of alcohol

Many Americans take sleep aid medications like Ambien to combat insomnia. However, combing Ambien with other addictive substances like alcohol can lead to serious consequences. Ambien and alcohol are both depressants, which will amplify side effects like drowsiness, dizziness, slowed heart rate, trouble breathing, and more. Combining any amount of Ambien and alcohol is not […]

Chest Pain After Drinking Alcohol: Causes and Treatment for Alcohol Addiction

Chest Pain After Drinking Alcohol: Causes and Treatment for Alcohol Addiction man suffers from chest pain after drinking alcohol

Alcohol abuse can harm your body in many different ways, but if your chest hurts after drinking alcohol, the worst thing you could do is ignore it and hope it will go away. Experiencing chest pain after drinking alcohol could be a sign of cardiomyopathy, which is a condition that is worsened by heavy alcohol […]

Which OTC Medicines Can Help You Stop Drinking?

Which OTC Medicines Can Help You Stop Drinking? OTC pills

Taking a pill or a shot seems like an easy way to overcome alcohol addiction, right? Of course it does, but unfortunately, there is no easy solution and no single pill will do the job for you. Alcohol addiction is a chronic disease of the brain that affects more than 15 million adults in the […]

New Study Finds Evidence that Heavy Drinking May Change DNA

New Study Finds Evidence that Heavy Drinking May Change DNA string of dna

Ever wonder why you just can’t seem to ignore those alcohol cravings or why your loved one says they want to stop drinking but then can’t? While it has been scientifically proven that addiction changes the way the brain works, a new study from scientists at Rutgers University and Yale University found that heaving drinking […]

5 Weight Loss Benefits of Quitting Alcohol

5 Weight Loss Benefits of Quitting Alcohol person weighing themselves

Did you know that having four or more drinks per day can significantly increase your risk of obesity?1 If drinking alcohol is a regular part of your daily routine and you’re looking to change things up, getting sober can have many weight loss benefits. Here are five great ways getting sober can help you achieve […]

Why Breaking Up with Alcohol Might Be the Best Thing for Your Love Life

Why Breaking Up with Alcohol Might Be the Best Thing for Your Love Life happy couple after they detoxed from alcohol

At a time of year when love and relationships are on many people’s minds, this might also be a good time to reflect on your relationship with alcohol and how it affects your friendships, your marriage, or your romantic endeavors. Alcohol abuse can spoil romance in more ways than one. Not only can it exacerbate […]

10 Dangerous Alcohol and Drug Combinations

10 Dangerous Alcohol and Drug Combinations dangerous drugs on table

Abusing drugs and alcohol simultaneously is common in America, but it doesn’t come without serious risks. In 2011, there were 606,653 Emergency Department visits involving alcohol, and many of these also involved other drugs.1 Research findings also show people who are addicted to alcohol are much more likely than the general population to also abuse […]

Workplace Risk Factors For Substance Abuse and Addiction

Workplace Risk Factors For Substance Abuse and Addiction road workers on a project

Edited on October 7th, 2020 Did you know your job could be putting you at risk of developing a substance abuse disorder or exacerbating a current addiction? Studies have found that the prevalence of substance abuse is higher among individuals who work in certain industries. While any job can be stressful at times, it seems […]

What Are The Long-Term Effects of Alcohol Addiction?

What Are The Long-Term Effects of Alcohol Addiction? xanax pills

When an individual develops an alcohol addiction, their physical health suffers, their relationships suffer, and the lives of others around them are negatively impacted as well. What may initially start as a beer or glass of wine each day may easily turn into something more dangerous, so it’s important to be able to recognize the […]

What To Do When Your Spouse Will Not Stop Drinking

What To Do When Your Spouse Will Not Stop Drinking couple struggling with alcoholic addiction

Edited on October 7th, 2020 Did you know about 43 percent of U.S. adults have been exposed to alcoholism in the family? Or that 9.2 percent of adults have been married to (or lived with as if married to) an alcoholic or a problem drinker?1 o, what do you do when your husband drinks too […]

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