If you or a loved one has struggled with alcoholism, then undoubtedly you have had some experience with alcohol cravings. When someone is addicted to a drug like alcohol, the chances are that they’ll experience a very strong desire for that substance when they don’t have any. Learning to manage these cravings is one of
Receiving quality addiction treatment is important to long-term sobriety and overall health. It would be nice if there were a guarantee of addiction recovery; however, statistics show 40-60 percent of people relapse. This is why Stepping Stone Center for Recovery offers two high-quality addiction programs focusing on specialized treatment to meet individual needs. Successful long-term sobriety is
My Journey to Addiction Recovery: Beth M. I grew up in South Jersey, just outside of Philadelphia, in a good family. Drugs and alcohol were not part of my story at a young age, I actually got a pretty late start compared to many other stories that I hear. I just wasn’t exposed to it.
Tolerance, A Hallmark of Addiction “Tolerance is one of the most obvious effects of abused drugs,” wrote the first director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Robert Du Pont, in The Selfish Brain. “Most non-users are impressed by how much drug use tolerance permits. They cannot imagine liking the feelings produced by smoking
If you were to answer the question, “what is substance abuse?”, would you point to narcotics such as heroin or cocaine? You’re not alone. There are many who consider these substances to be the drugs that others abuse. However, did you know that this list should also include tobacco, prescription drugs, and alcohol? Understanding a
When you’re looking for alcohol poisoning treatment, you most likely need help for someone else. Alcohol poisoning is a potentially deadly condition that may occur by accident or because of a willingly self-administered overdose of alcohol. What should you do when you’re worried that a friend or family member has consumed a dangerous amount of
Alcohol use disorder, which many refer to when talking about alcoholism, is a very real, very common addiction. It affects the user and, by extension, the people around them. This disease progresses slowly, but there is a way out. So, what is alcoholism and how can you or a loved one stop the vicious cycle
There are always stereotypes surrounding addiction. Plenty of people believe that they can tell the difference between someone who is suffering from the effects of alcohol addiction and someone who isn’t. They might cite weight gain brought on by drinking too much, psoriasis on the hands, or a telltale red flush of the face and nose.
When people talk about alcohol dependence, it generally sounds like an all or nothing problem. You’re either completely suffering from the disease or it doesn’t affect you at all. A closer look at the condition reveals that this isn’t true. In fact, there are three recognizable stages of alcoholism. First Things First: Defining Alcoholism and
Could last night’s drinking binge be the sign of a problem? When taking out the recycling, did the amount of empty alcoholic beverage containers worry you? Although you can’t always point to alcohol dependence as a result of these signs, there are a few other real alcoholic symptoms that make a compelling point. Do you