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What Happens to Your Body and Brain When You Drink?

March 24, 2017 Posted in: Press Release

Drinking has an enormous ability to alter the way you think and feel, but what makes alcohol so powerful? The way your brain reacts to alcohol causes the characteristic feelings of intoxication. Alcohol affects your neurotransmitters, which causes changes in the way you think and feel. This... Continue reading →

Signs of Alcohol Abuse in Women

March 24, 2017 Posted in: Press Release

Alcoholism is an equal-opportunity disease. Over five million American women are alcoholics. Could alcoholism be affecting you or a woman you care about it? This video explains some of the signs.

Any woman who consumes three drinks in one day, or seven drinks in a week, is at risk for... Continue reading →

Health Problems Associated with Alcohol Abuse

March 24, 2017 Posted in: Press Release

When most people think of health problems triggered by alcohol abuse, they think of liver damage. However, while the threat of liver disease is very real, alcohol abuse is linked to more than 60 conditions. Avoiding these health risks is all the more reason to seek addiction treatment if alcohol... Continue reading →

A Family’s Role in Substance Abuse Treatment

March 24, 2017 Posted in: Press Release

The effects of drug or alcohol abuse are never isolated to the person with the addiction. The families of addicts are tremendously affected by their loved ones’substance abuse. Inadvertently, families can even help extend the cycle of addiction by failing to confront the problem. Just as... Continue reading →

Ways to Stop Being an Enabler to Your Loved One

March 24, 2017 Posted in: Press Release

Addiction is not a solitary disease. When you love someone who is struggling with chemical dependency, you also carry the burden. One of the hardest things to face may be the fact that your support may be worsening your loved one’s addiction. If you’ve been enabling your loved one to continue... Continue reading →

What You Need to Know About Preparing for Substance Abuse Treatment

March 24, 2017 Posted in: Press Release

Entering a substance abuse program is the first step on your journey to regaining health and control. It takes tremendous courage to face chemical dependency head-on, but the rewards can be great. If you are considering seeking help for your addiction, here are some tips to help you prepare.... Continue reading →

What Is Barbiturate Intoxication and Overdose?

March 24, 2017 Posted in: Press Release

Barbiturates are depressant drugs that are sometimes prescribed for seizure disorders. However, they have a high potential for abuse; those with a substance abuse problem may take the drugs inappropriately to attain the feeling of relaxation they cause. Unfortunately, an overdose of barbiturates... Continue reading →

Understanding the Detrimental Effects of Meth Use

March 24, 2017 Posted in: Press Release

Methamphetamine, or meth, is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant that has a very high potential for abuse. It produces a temporary, addictive euphoria, followed by a “crash” and severe depression. If you know someone who might have a substance abuse problem, encourage him or her to seek... Continue reading →

Understanding the Dangers of Methamphetamine Abuse

March 24, 2017 Posted in: Press Release

Methamphetamine is a highly addictive, stimulant drug. Those who engage in meth substance abuse develop dangerous side effects involving the body and the mind. Meth acts on the central nervous system to release a cascade of dopamine, causing feelings of pleasure. Over time, however, the dopamine... Continue reading →

How Proper Nutrition Can Cleanse Your Body During Your Inpatient Treatment

March 24, 2017 Posted in: Press Release

When you check into an inpatient substance abuse treatment center, you’ll have a medical evaluation. You’ll discuss your typical daily diet with the doctor and your nutritional needs. Substance abuse often robs the body of much-needed nutrients. In fact, alcoholism is a leading cause of... Continue reading →