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Choosing an Alcohol Treatment Center: What to Look For

February 20, 2014

Alcohol treatment center programs offer various options as far as settings, amenities, program styles and other considerations. Become aware of the most important factors to consider and to look for while you seek the right alcohol treatment center for you and your journey to lasting recovery. Accreditation, Licensing, Recommendations There are rehabilitation centers in operation that are not accredited or licensed. Do your research to ensure you will get the proper care necessary. It is also a good idea to choose a rehabilitation center where you may have access to information about feedback on their program from previous participants. This…

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What is the Best Alcohol Treatment Program?

January 6, 2014

The alcohol treatment program that will work the best for you depends on a number of factors, including your personal needs and goals. The best thing to do is to avoid comparing your alcohol treatment program to those of others. Your needs, progress and goals may not be the same as those of others. Treatment is truly a personal experience and no two people undergo exactly the same process or benefit from exactly the same methods and conditions. Your best strategy is to go with personalized care plans to find the most appropriate methods for your sobriety. Other great alcohol…

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Alcohol Rehab Success: Five Mantras to Help You

August 31, 2013

Alcohol rehab shows you how to deal with alcoholism in a multitude of ways. Some of these tactics may work for some and not others; remain open and flexible during your treatment and you improve your chances of finding what works for you. As part of your recovery, you may experiment with a mantra. If you haven’t, here are five mantras for you to try. What is a Mantra? Mantras originated in Hinduism but have made their way into popular culture. We usually define them as a word or phrase that is repeated over and over in order to achieve…

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The NFL’s Substance And Alcohol Abuse Policy

August 20, 2012

Substance and alcohol abuse do not discriminate and people from all walks of life have an equal chance of being affected. It seems that even the elite of the National Football League (NFL), some of the most talented athletes in the world, are vulnerable to the influence of addiction. Recent news of the Bears defensive tackle, Nate Collins, charged with marijuana possession, has been fined and will be suspended for one game per the NFL’s substance and alcohol abuse policy. The Kansas City Chiefs,’ Tamba Hali, regarded as the team’s best pass rusher, has been suspended for the first game…

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Alcohol Abuse and Your Lungs

June 8, 2012

Alcohol abuse has a serious impact on the human body. Beyond the consequences of heavy drinking or binge drinking on your liver, alcohol abuse and your lungs are a poor match. Heavy drinking and alcohol abuse can raise your risk for developing serious lung diseases and complications such as Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and reduce your total lung capacity, making it difficult for you to breathe. The Effects of Alcohol Abuse on the Lungs It’s just in the last decade that we’ve begun to understand the impact of drinking on our lungs.  Even…

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Text Messaging As An Alcoholism Treatment Tool

December 22, 2011

Alcohol abuse treatment facilities have been known to have great success with helping those with alcoholism recover from their disease. There is one giant caveat of this success though, and that’s getting them to admit that they have a problem and to enter treatment. How are you supposed to help someone change their detrimental and dangerous ways when they’re not actively looking for help? Text Messaging as an Alcoholism Treatment Tool? A new study designed at the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh is looking into how text messaging can be used as an alcohol abuse treatment…

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