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Types of Alcoholics

Types of Alcoholics

What is an Alcoholic  Despite what most movies and TV shows would lead us to believe, alcoholism doesn’t always look the same. Addiction is a chronic disease, not a character flaw or defect in self-control. Close to 18 million Americans have an alcohol use disorder ranging from mild to severe and also there are various types of alcoholics. Every one…

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Who Needs Alcohol Detox

Who Needs Alcohol Detox?

I couldn’t have ended 20+ years of alcoholism without the support of my wonderful family. They stood by me throughout my darkest moments, even when they didn’t have to. It took a lot of effort on their part to deal with my nonsense. Lies, lashing out, threats, all the horrible ways that I treated them, and they were still there…

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Tips To Deal with Insomnia During Detox

Tips To Deal with Insomnia During Detox

Insomnia can be an extremely uncomfortable part of the detox process. I dealt with horrible insomnia that nearly led me back to using. Laying awake all night and praying for sleep can drive you nuts. What is insomnia? Generally speaking, insomnia refers to the inability to fall or stay asleep for long periods of time. In this post we are…

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The Most Dangerous Drugs to Detox From

The Most Dangerous Drugs to Detox From

Detoxification is an uncomfortable process to go through no matter what your level of addiction. Withdrawal can be a nightmare, but it’s nothing compared to the nightmare of continued addiction. I was a chronic alcoholic for most of my adult life and there was no way I was going to make it to old age. Most of the people in…

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Do You Need Residential Treatment?

Residential treatment is the highest level of professional addiction treatment available. If you enroll in a residential treatment program, you will live at the facility. Most residential treatment programs last 30, 60, or 90 days, depending on the needs of the patient.

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Why Inpatient Detox is Beneficial

When addicts attempt to get sober on their own, it’s common for their withdrawal symptoms to lead them to the next drink or drug. Withdrawals can be mentally and physically draining and extremely dangerous to endure without medical assistance.

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