Types of Alcoholism

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We all probably have a stereotypical idea of what an “alcoholic” looks like. It is ingrained in our minds that someone who is addicted to a substance can’t look like a well-adjusted member of society. According to County Health Rankings, 22% of adults in Norfolk County engage in excessive drinking on a regular basis. There […]

Alcohol Detection Time

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It’s a nice night on a college campus in Massachusetts. You go out to the local bar with your buddies to watch some football and have one too many beers. Those beers … snuck up on you, to say the least. Now you’re wondering what to do next since it’s time for you all to […]

Alcoholism Side Effects

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You just reevaluated your alcohol use. You have been thinking about how you’ve wanted to drink much more frequently, how you have been ignoring your friends to go to the bar, and how you don’t feel the effects of one drink anymore. You might be struggling with alcohol use disorder, also commonly called alcoholism. According […]

What Is Binge Drinking?

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Your kid just turned 10! You and your partner throw them a nice party with all their friends, and you are happy to hear from your partner that they are enjoying themself. Your partner tells you that your kid is happy, all of their friends are there, and so is all the family. All except […]

What Is Alcohol Poisoning?

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One of the scariest things as a spouse is seeing your significant other vomiting and having a seizure while several empty bottles of liquor sit on the table. It can be even scarier when you’re not sure what to do or how to help him. He could be suffering from alcohol poisoning. Alcohol poisoning is […]

What Are the Four Stages of Alcoholism? Identifying and Addressing Alcoholism at Every Stage

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In the vast majority of cases, addiction doesn’t happen overnight. Alcohol addiction in particular is a condition that progresses over time. What starts out as experimental or casual drinking will continue to advance into addiction and dependence. In reality, anyone who suffers from alcohol addiction, medically referred to as alcohol use disorder (AUD), developed the […]

Alcohol Withdrawal: The Dangers of Suddenly Quitting Alcohol

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When a person is physically and psychologically dependent on alcohol, it can have negative effects on every aspect of their life. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be very dangerous and are a potential roadblock to recovery. Someone may have the desire to quit drinking but continue because they’re scared of the hazardous and extremely uncomfortable symptoms […]