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myth-high-functioning-alcoholic

High-functioning alcoholic: it sounds like an oxymoron. A person is stricken with the craving, withdrawal and tolerance that comes with a serious dependency to alcohol, but is still able to maintain other obligations like work, school and relationships. While these two structures of life seem mutually exclusive, many individuals practicing abusive behavior with beer, wine […]


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high-mortality-risk-from-alcohol-drug-abuse-among-prisoners

Alcohol and drug abuse results in serious complications on multiple levels, including to the individual, families, communities and society as a whole. Understanding the implications of substance abuse and addiction can increase treatment effectiveness and prevention methods, which are crucial for assisting the countless individuals who might find themselves struggling. High death rates among ex-prisoners […]


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brain-affected-substance-abuse

There are many analogies for the human brain. Some sources compare the organ to a computer, as different functions are compartmentalized to specific areas that are wired together. Other experts describe the mind as a collection of roads and highways due to the continuous signal traffic that shoots back and forth between neurons and the […]


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connection-between-nicotine-use-compulsive-alcohol-consumption

In light of the many dangerous drug habits that one could potentially develop, nicotine use seems to pale in comparison. Many problematic substance abuse disorders involve a number of illicit street drugs, prescription medications and alcohol, and addiction to these substances often results in detrimental consequences. While nicotine use also involves a number of health […]


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the adverse effects of combining post traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse

Because post traumatic stress disorder (PTS)  is so jarring, some with this condition may often seek relief in various forms. Unfortunately, this may mean certain individuals turn to substance abuse, which can conversely worsen symptoms of PTSD. Research has shown that more than half of individuals with PTSD also experience alcohol dependence, while about one […]


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nutritions vital role in treating chronic alcoholism

Chronic alcoholism and alcohol abuse are problematic issues that impact individuals on a global scale. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 2 billion people worldwide consume alcohol; in the United States, excessive alcohol use is the 3rd leading lifestyle-related cause of death each year. Alcoholism impacts people economically, socially, medically and nutritionally. With such […]


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marty mann pioneer in alcohol treatment for women remembered

During National Women’s Health Week (May 10-16, 2015) we are reminded of one brave woman who brought alcohol treatment to women and fought to remove alcoholism’s stigma 75 years ago. Margaret “Marty” Mann herself struggled with alcoholism. Born in 1904 into a privileged family in Chicago, she went to the best boarding schools and finishing […]


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alcohol abuse and its connection to cirrhosis of the liver
04-30-15 Category: Alcohol Addiction

Alcoholism is a serious illness that may lead to a number of complications in one’s personal or professional life. However, extreme alcohol abuse may also lead to a number of physical complications in prolonged cases, including cirrhosis which is scarring and tissue thickening of the liver. This condition may also occur as a result of […]


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treatment for alcoholism and how it affects women

The disease of alcoholism does not discriminate but takes particular physical and cognitive tolls on both sexes. Although women may become addicted faster than men, they have lower relapse rates after treatment. While women may experience more serious liver damage, their brain matter rebounds faster after treatment. Biological differences between men and women dictate the […]


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Tweet Chat Dr. Marcum

  Join Sovereign Health’s Dr. Meghan Marcum, Director of Clinical Excellence, for a Tweet Chat hosted on Twitter. The Q&A will be held on Tuesday, April 21st at 10 a.m. PST/ 12 p.m. CST/ 1 p.m. EST. Addiction Hope, a fellow resource for information and support for addiction and mental health disorders, will support the […]

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