woman struggling with functional alcoholism

Functional Alcoholism: What Is It and Getting Treatment

Most people think of an alcoholic as someone who drinks way too much and has a life that’s falling apart because of their addiction. Experts now know that some people may be high-functioning alcoholics, meaning their alcohol use doesn’t affect how they function in life. If you’re worried about yourself or someone you care about,…

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What Is Medication Assisted Treatment?

If you or someone you care about is struggling with a substance use disorder, you may have already heard about medication-assisted treatment programs. But what’s involved in medication-assisted treatment (MAT), exactly? You may be wondering which prescription drugs are used in MAT or why this method of care is recommended for the treatment of certain…

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How Does Addiction Impact Pregnancy?

Some women struggle with substance abuse when they’re pregnant. In fact, between 2006 and 2010, one out of every 13 American women who were pregnant reported that they drank alcohol. One out of every 17 reported that they engaged in binge drinking. Apart from increasing the chances of their children having fetal alcohol spectrum disorders…

self-medicating with alcohol

Risks of Self-Medicating with Alcohol

Alcohol addiction can be overwhelming. People from all walks of life across the United States struggle with alcohol abuse every day. While alcohol seems benign because it’s legal, it can be just as addictive as illicit drugs. In addition, because alcohol is easy to get, many people today self-medicate and self-soothe. These habits can quickly…

signs of alcohol poisoning

Signs of Alcohol Poisoning

Alcohol addiction is increasingly common today. Because alcohol is legal, it may seem harmless. However, alcohol can be just as addictive as heroin, cocaine, and meth. Many people in the United States silently struggle with alcohol abuse each year. For many people abusing alcohol, alcohol poisoning can become a common and deadly occurrence. Luckily, alcohol…

benefits of family counseling

5 Benefits of Family Counseling

Addiction affects the entire family. Those struggling with addiction may lie or manipulate loved ones. Family members may stress or worry about their child, spouse, or loved one dealing with addiction. Unfortunately, addiction can tear families apart, making it more difficult for everyone to heal. Support from family and loved ones is crucial to successful…

long-term residential treatment

Benefits of Long-Term Residential Treatment

The best way to overcome drug and alcohol addiction for many people is to enter into formal treatment. A long-term residential treatment program may be the best way to do this. It enables you to have access to a range of services to support your recovery while also ensuring you can focus solely on yourself.…