Alcohol Addiction

When to Seek Help for Alcoholism

When to Seek Help for Alcoholism

“It’s just one more.” “I only drink at home.” “I can make it home, I only live around the corner.” What Is Intensive Outpatient Treatment? An Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a recovery treatment option that allows people to get the help they need without compromising their personal responsibilities. The term “intensive” means that the program requires …

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Myths and Facts about Medication Assisted Treatment

Myths and Facts about Medication Assisted Treatment

Simply put, Medication-Assisted Treatment, or MAT, consists of a combination of medication and therapeutic counseling. This method has been a staple of drug and alcohol treatment since the 1960s. It’s often misunderstood and sometimes maligned. Historically, it was most commonly used for opioid addiction. But it has also proven effective for alcoholism and other chemical dependency …

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Early Signs of Alcoholism

Alcoholism vs. Problem Drinking – What’s the Difference?

Problem drinkers and alcoholics have much in common. Both consume alcohol in enough quantity and frequency that they experience some consequences. Alcoholism is still widely misunderstood by the general public, though there is much less ignorance about this affliction than in the past. Just a few generations ago, regular and conspicuous consumption of alcohol was …

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Global Parents Day: Support for Parents of Addicted Children

Global Parents Day: Support for Parents of Addicted Children

Today, June 1st, is Global Day of Parents, a holiday created by the UN to recognize and appreciate the parents in our lives and society. To all parents of addicted children: we see you, we appreciate you, and we support you.  We know that holidays can be particularly painful for parents of addicted children, we’ve …

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