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How to Help an Alcoholic

If you have never dealt with addiction in the past, then you may not know how to help an alcoholic. Furthermore, you may not know the signs of alcoholism or how to stage an intervention. Therefore, although you have a desire to help the alcoholic, you may experience helplessness and despair. However, help is available…

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Alcohol is a Drug

Alcohol is a drug and is classified as a depressant. As such, it slows down functions in the central nervous system (CNS) and other organs in the body. As a result, a person’s motor skills or cognitive function may be impaired. For this reason, alcohol is often discussed in the same manner as illicit drugs…

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How To Address Your Loved Ones’ Alcoholic Problems

Have you ever tried to address alcoholic problems with a friend or family member? You might have felt resistance or defensiveness from your loved one. The idea that you can’t help people who won’t help themselves is not true. The right approach can encourage someone with alcoholic problems to seek treatment and support. Your Feelings…

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Why Do I Need Alcohol Abuse Counseling?

Have you asked yourself “Why do I need alcohol abuse counseling?” First, it is important to learn what alcohol abuse counseling is. It is a significant step in treating alcohol abuse. A counselor offers support and guidance as a patient continues with treatment. Alcohol counseling makes a big difference in the recovery of a patient.…