How can you tell if someone is exhibiting signs of Substance Use Disorder (SUD)? Many people aren’t aware that addiction and substance use is a clinically diagnosable disease. However, the criteria may not fit perfectly into an individual’s unique and personal experience. Symptoms vary on a case-by-case basis, and an individual need not experience all symptoms to receive a diagnosis. In fact, the severity of Substance Use Disorder is scaled based on the number of symptoms an individual experiences. Let’s discuss this scale, symptoms, and the contributing factors of this serious disorder.
Withdrawal by itself is scary, but some severe cases develop into Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome (AWS). This condition can be life-threatening if not monitored and treated properly by medical professionals. Below is everything you need to know before entering detox for alcohol dependency.
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 […]
People are always looking for new ways to consume alcohol, whether it’s by trying out the latest cocktail, checking out the newest bar venue, or experimenting with new types of alcoholic beverages, like Palcohol.
Updated on August, 24th 2020 We all inherit things from our parents. Blue eyes. Dark skin. A liking for classic rock and roll music. A witty sense of humor. Even several diseases are hereditary, such as down syndrome, cystic fibrosis, and sickle cell anemia. But what about alcoholism? Is it hereditary? Not only that but […]
Alcohol addiction, despite its prevalence, is not always easy to spot. Many high-functioning alcoholics go for weeks, months, and years suffering from addiction before their loved ones even realize it’s a problem. Although full recovery from alcohol addiction can be achieved with the right support, motivation, and behavioral therapy, it is much better to enter […]
There are many misconceptions about alcoholism, binge drinking and safe drinking habits in general, but a lack of education is not an excuse for continuing unhealthy drinking behaviors. If you are concerned that you or a loved one has a problem with alcohol abuse, knowing the difference between binge drinking and alcoholism can help you […]