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New Study Reveals Women are More Likely to Die from Alcoholism than Men

While it’s common knowledge that alcoholism has harmful effects on the body, many don’t realize exactly how deadly the disease really is. A study in Germany produced results that may change the way you think about alcohol, especially in regards to women.Overwhelming NumbersThe study was conducted on a general population of 4,070 people, 153 of …

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Senator George McGovern Used His Family Tragedy to Raise Alcohol Awareness

Many mourned the loss of a good man last month: Senator George McGovern. Of McGovern’s many accomplishments, his best may have been using his own personal tragedy to help raise awareness of alcoholism and how the disease affects family and loved ones.A Tragic LossSenator George McGovern’s daughter Teresa, or “Terry” as he liked to call …

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DSM-5: What the Most Recent Version of the Psychiatry Manual Means for Addiction

The DSM is often referred to as the “Bible of Psychiatry” because it provides the official definitions of psychological conditions, including addiction. Any changes made to the DSM have a major impact on the way patients with psychological conditions are treated and the types of treatment insurance companies will cover.Because psychological disorders typically lack the …

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Supporting Your Loved One After Rehab: Tips to Get You Through

A stay in rehab is trying for you and your loved one. The struggle with addiction, the pains of withdrawal and the rehabilitation therapy process involves a lot of stress and emotions. This is why after completing a recovery program your loved one needs your support more than ever.How to HelpYou may be feeling strong …

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Addiction Hurts Your Body AND Your Wallet

The physical effects of addiction are obvious: sickness, withdrawal, weight loss, etc. But an addiction to drugs or alcohol affects more than your health. Addiction takes a major toll on a person’s finances, especially if the addiction lasts over several years or even a life time.The Cost of a FixThe price of addictive substances doesn’t …

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Addiction Recovery Treatment: It’s Not Easy, But It’s Well Worth It

The decision to enter a rehabilitation program to receive treatment for an addiction may very well be the hardest one you ever make. It’s not easy to decide to put your life on hold, but by seeking help for your addiction, you will be starting a new life that will be rewarding beyond your expectations.Leaving …

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Are “Crackdowns” on Prescription Drug Use Working? A Recent Survey Says Yes

When new regulations attempted to decrease prescription drug use, many wondered if it was a hopeless endeavor. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health has released shocking statistics that give America a glimmer of hope in the war against the prescription drug epidemic.Lowest Numbers in a DecadeAccording to the survey, prescription drug use in …

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Non-Alcoholic Beer and Wine: Not Dangerous?

For recovering alcoholics, non-alcoholic beverages seem like a safe way to indulge their guilty pleasure without actually lapsing. It may be safer and healthier to consume non-alcoholic beer and wine, but these drinks could have negative effects on your recovery. If you are considering non-alcoholic beverages as an alternative to the real thing, please consider …

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