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Signs of Alcohol Overdose: Symptoms and What to Do
Alcohol, despite being widely available, is a potentially dangerous substance -- accounting for 1 in every 20 deaths worldwide. It is no wonder then that…
The Dangers of Mixing Gabapentin and Alcohol
‚ÄčAny new prescription drug comes with potential risks and potential side effects. Gabapentin, also a prescription medication for epilepsy and other neurological issues, is no…
What is Wet Brain?
For heavy alcohol drinkers, long-term alcohol use and binge drinking can lead to lasting impairments and effects on brain function related to poor nutrition. People…
Celebrating Sobriety
Giving sobriety gifts is a common way to honor a friend or family member who has worked hard on their journey to recovery from addiction.…
Is Addiction Hereditary?
Two people can undergo the same back surgery and will be prescribed the same opioid painkillers for their recovery. However, in many cases, one of…
Defining Alcoholism
Alcoholism is an addictive disorder in which the primary substance of abuse is alcohol. To define alcoholism, we typically consider the behavior and symptoms associated…
Ohio Statistics: Drugs and Overdoses
All over the United States, drug overdoses have been rising due to the global pandemic. The 12 months between May 2019 and May 2020 was…
What are Delirium Tremens?
Alcohol withdrawal syndrome is the name used to describe the symptoms that ensue when a person who is a heavy drinker tries to cut back…
What is a High Functioning Alcoholic?
When you think of someone with alcoholism, you may picture someone who is always falling-down-drunk or whose life is in shambles. While that can be…
How Long Does It Take for Alcohol to Leave Your System?
How long it takes for alcohol to leave your system after you stop drinking depends on many variables, which we will examine here. For an…
The Most Typical Stages of Alcohol Withdrawal Explained
Luckily, alcoholism is a highly treatable disease. Every year, thousands of people beat their addiction and move forward with happy, healthy lives. Read more...
Are You a High Functioning Alcoholic? Remember These 9 Signs
Did you know that almost 20% of alcoholics are considered high functioning? But what are the signs of a high functioning alcoholic? Read more...
7 Eye-Opening Signs of Alcoholism
In 2015, 15.1 million Americans had an alcohol problem. Read more...
Raising Awareness and Ending the Stigma: Alcohol Awareness Month
April is Alcohol Awareness Month to raise awareness of the dangers of alcohol. There is a stigma surrounding alcohol and substance abuse that Awareness months…
Fighting Alcoholism While Avoiding Covid-19
Everyone is encouraged to stay at home during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. However, this can prove very dangerous for those struggling with alcoholism. DreamLife Recovery, in…
Alcoholism in Pittsburgh PA: Statistics, and Treatment Options
Part of the problem with identifying alcoholism and when your loved one needs to go to an alcohol rehab clinic like ours in Pittsburgh, PA…