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Getting Help, Support From An Alcohol Abuse Counseling Program

Aug 21st, 2012 | By

Overcoming alcohol abuse can be overwhelming, but with the right help you can find trustworthy, professional support and true relief. The struggle with alcohol abuse is one of the hardest struggles a person and his or her loved ones will face. Ensuring that you or a loved one is getting the right kind of support on this tough but rewarding journey is a key to success. Admitting There Is A
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Can The Brain Recover From Long-Term Alcohol Use?

Nov 15th, 2011 | By

Long-term alcohol abuse and alcoholism can lead to a variety of harmful effects on the health, including tremors, hallucinations and damage to vital organs. Over time, prolonged alcohol use can also have a detrimental effect on the brain—one that may or may not be reversible after alcohol consumption has ceased. Research shows that chronic alcoholism damages the cerebellum, the part of the brain that regulates motor control, attention and language.
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The Socialization of Drinking and Recovery

Feb 7th, 2011 | By

Alcohol is a part of many social interactions, and alcoholics in recovery and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) need a good level of social support. senior writer, John Cloud states, “…drinkers are less likely to die than people who don’t drink…One important reason is that alcohol lubricates so many social interactions, and social interactions are vital for maintaining mental and physical health.” Social connection is an essential to humans. We form
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Getting Drug And Alcohol Treatment: 5 Reasons To Do It Now

May 14th, 2010 | By

1. Your life is at stake. Addiction is a serious and often fatal disease. There are effective courses of treatment, unfortunately most people wait until a personal crisis ‘forces’ them into treatment. A lot of pain and suffering and be avoided by getting treatment before the crisis, not after. 2. Treatment can change your world and world view. Many people in active addiction have a very bleak point if few,
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Feb 9th, 2009 | By

Chronic pain is a serious, life-threatening biopsychosocialspiritual disease process that requires a very focused, holistic and integrated treatment approach. Many times traditional approaches rely heavily upon the prescribing of potentially addictive medications that result in the rapid development of the co-occurring disorders of substance abuse and dependence. At Challenges we are committed to treating our clients concurrently so that both disease processes are addressed. Our multidisciplinary staff has developed a
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