Self Medicating with Alcohol

Why Self-Medicating with Alcohol is Harmful Alcohol is a depressant. That means that an alcoholic beverage provides a nice, warm, mellow feeling because it depresses the central nervous system. Used judiciously as an occasional relaxation tool, alcohol is not problematic. The trouble occurs when we overuse alcohol consistently to help manage feelings of stress and […]

Alcohol Detox What to Expect

What to Expect During Alcohol Detox? Chances are if you have landed on this blog you are seriously considering entering a program for the treatment of an alcohol use disorder. By this point, there may be a litany of negative consequences piling up in your life due to excessive alcohol consumption, prompting real interest in […]

How Long Does it Take to Detox from Alcohol

Alcohol detoxification involves the process of ridding the body of all residual toxins associated with ethanol, the chemical byproduct associated with alcoholic beverages. Alcohol detox can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, depending on the severity and longevity of the alcohol addiction. A supervised detox is always recommended for someone with […]

Amino Acid Therapy for Alcoholism

Why Are Amino Acids Important in Recovery? Being treated for alcohol use disorder covers many different realms, including restoring physical health.  By the time someone seeks addiction treatment for alcoholism, their health may be significantly deteriorated, including the presence of nutritional deficiencies.  Amino acids, which are the foundational building blocks of protein, can be seriously […]

Common Excuses Alcoholics Make

Excuses Used By Alcoholics Funny how those excuses we used so often in childhood can become part of the alcoholic’s daily vernacular in adulthood.  Remember how we insisted that our bad behavior was a result of some slight we’d suffered- “See what you made me do?”; or as a defense for eating all the ice […]

Executive 7 Day Alcohol Detox

Detox, oh that dreaded word!  So dreaded, in fact, that many who are in desperate need of addiction treatment will avoid getting help just to avoid going through detox.  This is understandable, as alcohol detox is known for being highly unpleasant—even dangerous. But what must be understood is that without taking that first step, detox […]