Alcohol detoxification, or detox, for individuals with alcohol dependence, is the abrupt cessation of alcohol intake coupled with substitution of cross-tolerant drugs that have effects similar to the effects of alcohol in order to prevent alcohol withdrawal.
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Adolescent Alcoholism Alcoholism is a very scary and sometimes deadly disease. It is difficult for any family to cope when one of its members is an alcoholic. It is even more difficult when that member is an adolescent. Adolescent or Teenage Alcoholism is on the rise and it is important that parents know how to [...]
Out patient alcohol treatment is a great option for people who don’t have the time for an in patient treatment center or who don't have an as serious alcohol problem. Out patient alcohol treatment can have a very high success rate if the patient is a good fit for the program, is committed and has [...]
One problem many Alcoholics or Problem drinkers have is that they are surrounded by a group of people or friends that encourage them to drink. Although these friends may not mean any harm they are not helping you progress. Get your friends on your side Get new friends Avoid social situations where you will be [...]
In most cases this wouldn't be a positive thing to do. However, what is being suggested is that Alcoholics usually have addictive personalities and that it may be difficult for them to let go of one addiction unless there is another to grab a hold of. In this situation it is possible to replace the [...]