alcoholism family support

Alcoholism is, indeed, a family disease. Anyone caught up in the immediate orbit of the alcoholic will be drawn into the chaos and pain, as there is no way to separate from the overall effects of the alcoholism. These effects run far and deep, impacting family members in all aspects of life. For this reason, […]

Adderall Addiction Signs

Signs of Adderall Addiction Adderall is a prescription stimulant that is typically prescribed for individuals diagnosed with ADHD or narcolepsy. For many years now, Adderall has also found its way into the hands of people who do not necessarily obtain a doctor’s legitimate prescription, but obtain the stimulant through illicit means. Adderall is then used […]

High Functioning Alcoholic

You may know a high functioning alcoholic and secretly wonder how they manage to pull it off—holding down and excelling at a high-level professional position while abusing alcohol. It seems to defy the reality that someone could be capable of this feat, but these individuals, about 20% of alcoholics, seem to have gotten a pass […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Orange County Detox

Orange County Detox Center When we picture what a successful individual looks like we may conjure up an image of someone who is in total control of their life.  After all, a person doesn’t rise too high professional stature without having their act together, and most are very focused and driven by nature.  What we […]

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 […]

3 Day Opiate Detox

Remember when we all thought 3G Internet was lightning fast?  Now 4G feels like a tortoise sauntering slowly toward the finish line.  We used to have to wait half an hour for a pizza, but these days restaurants can crank out a pizza in 10 minutes.  It seems our taste for expediting mundane tasks is […]