ER Visits on the Rise for Women Drinkers

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Most people who drink do so in moderation and follow certain rules that ensure the safety of themselves and others. There are some, however, who overdo it. Enough of this behavior can lead to an alcohol use disorder. One recent study reveals that there has been an increase in the number of alcohol-related emergency room visits, particularly among women. Fortunately, … Read More

Do You Know a Dry Drunk in Florida?

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If you read any recovery-based literature, go to an Al-Anon meeting, or hang out in the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous, you may have run across the term “dry drunk.” If you have a loved one who has stopped drinking, you may be thrilled for a time. When someone you care about gets rid of a destructive habit, everybody wins. At … Read More

How Long Does Alcohol Stay In Urine?

How long the detection window lasts, though, is dependent on different factors, such as your age, weight, gender, health — both mental and physical — the amount and type of alcohol consumed, and whether or not you drink on a full or empty stomach. But, generally, you can expect alcohol to be detectable in your urine anywhere from 12 hours … Read More

Alcohol Abuse vs. Alcoholism: What Are The Differences?

Misusing alcohol is a serious problem, and often times, it’s hard to know when your casual drinking has turned into something more severe. When it comes to alcohol addiction, there are two terms you’ll hear: alcohol abuse and alcoholism. Although the two are often used interchangeably, the reality is that alcohol abuse and alcoholism each have their own unique set … Read More

5 Things To Know About Co-Occurring Disorders

    For many individuals, alcohol and drug abuse are often accompanied by other mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety. In fact, about 50 percent of individuals with a severe mental health disorder also suffer from a substance abuse problem. While these may seem like separate issues, there is actually a term for disorders that go hand-in-hand like … Read More