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10 Tips to Get the Most Out of a 30-Day Drug Rehab Program

10 tips to get the most out of a 30-day drug rehab program

If you’re looking for 10 tips to get the most out of a 30-day drug rehab program, we’ve got them. Because let’s face it: We live in a world that demands instant gratification. We want what we want, and we want it now. Hungry? Step aside, fast food; delivery services will now bring a Big…

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10 Reasons To Go To Drug Rehab

10 reasons to go to drug rehab

Let’s be frank: No one wakes up and thinks it’s a good day to go to drug rehab. The reluctance of going to rehab was even memorialized in a song: “Rehab,” by the late R&B singer Amy Winehouse, who crooned, “They tried to make me go to rehab, I said ‘no, no, no …” Just…

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What are the qualities of a good addiction treatment center?

qualities of a good addiction treatment center

In a time when a single Google search inundates us with information and an unimaginable number of choices, those needing help for a drug and alcohol problem may find themselves wondering: What are the best qualities of an addiction treatment center? How, they may ask, do they determine which facility of the thousands of search…

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Ten Signs of Binge Drinking: How Much Is Too Much?

10 sings of binge drinking

There are a lot of terms associated with the consumption of alcohol, but not all of them equate to alcoholism. Binge drinking, in fact, is considered a “serious but preventable public health problem,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Despite the popular association of alcoholism with alcohol over-indulgence, “most people who binge…

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Ten signs you may be drinking too much

Lush. Rummy. Stewbum. Tosspot. Drunkard. Alcoholic. They all amount to the same thing: colloquial descriptions of an individual who suffers from Alcohol Use Disorder, or AUD. Medically, AUD is defined as “problem drinking that becomes severe … a chronic relapsing brain disease characterized by compulsive alcohol use, loss of control over alcohol intake, and a…

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YUCK MOUTH: Alcohol is doing what to my body?!?

Alcohol Is Doing What To My Body?!? Just in case you need another reason to examine whether you might have a drinking problem, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper published a story last year detailing how “heavy drinkers may actually experience higher levels of ‘bad’ bacteria in their mouths, including bugs linked to gum disease, heart disease…

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Ten signs you may have a drinking problem

It’s usually in those bleary-eyed minutes after the overhead lights come on in the bar, when the clock hands are somewhere south of midnight but north of 6 a.m., that those of us who have a drinking problem start to consider just how bad it might be. If it’s the third or fourth or fifth…

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Ten signs someone you know may be an alcoholic

According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 15.1 million American adults, ages 18 and older, had what’s known as Alcohol Use Disorder. Based on 11 criteria regarding individual drinking habits, AUD can be classified as Mild, Moderate or Severe — the latter of which is what, in laymen’s terms, is considered…

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Eleven signs you may be an alcoholic or have a drinking problem

A good rule of thumb to keep in mind when it comes to determining whether an individual has a drinking problem: Those who don’t, don’t spend an inordinate amount of time wondering if they do. If your drinking concerns you, then it’s worth examining whether you may have a problem. There are varying degrees of…

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What does it mean to be a functioning alcoholic?

There are 11 criteria to gauge the severity of Alcohol Use Disorder in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and where an individual falls on the spectrum — Mild, Moderate or Severe — depends on how many criteria a person meets. Despite a checklist, however, there’s no clear line…

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