alcohol use disorder

Avoiding relapse during the Super Bowl
January 22, 2020

Avoiding Relapse During the Super Bowl

With the 54th Super Bowl coming up this Sunday, everyone seems to be planning or attending a party to celebrate. However, there’s…

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Celebrating Dry January
December 18, 2019

Dry January: What Is It and How Can It Improve Health in the New Year?

New Year’s Eve is one of the drunkest nights of the year. Many will be waking up on New Year’s Day with…

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Liam Payne from One Direction Discusses How Career-Related Stress Led to Early Alcohol Abuse
June 7, 2019

One Direction’s Liam Payne Discusses How Industry Pressure Led Him to Start Drinking Early

Ever since his band’s musical career took off after their fame from the X-Factor when he was 14, the music industry is…

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High rates of drinking on Cinco de Mayo.
April 29, 2019

Drinking and Cinco de Mayo: What You Need to Know

Recovery Unplugged concludes our Alcohol Awareness Month blog series by focusing on high rates of alcohol consumption on Cinco de Mayo. The…

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Can Oxytocin Help Treat Alcoholism?
April 23, 2019

Can Oxytocin Help Treat Alcoholism?

As Alcohol Awareness Month rolls on, one of the primary purposes of the event is to continue to find new treatment options…

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New Miles Davis documentary illustrates the role of environment in alcohol addiction.
April 17, 2019

Miles Davis, Alcohol Addiction and Environment: What Is The Connection?

At this year’s Sundance Film Festival, director Stanley Nelson premiered his latest documentary project Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool. The film…

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Recovery Unplugged Celebrates Alcoholism Awareness Month 2019
April 9, 2019

In Recognition and Observance of Alcohol Awareness Month

Poor April; for years it has had the dubious distinction of “Tax Season,” a “fool’s” month, and “showers” that are simply a…

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Richard Swift Dead from Alcohol Addiction
July 12, 2018

Richard Swift’s Alcohol Addiction & Legacy

Richard Swift’s alcohol addiction is sending shock waves through his family and the music community.Richard Swift was one of the most prolific…

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Alcoholism in Florida
November 14, 2017

Put Down the Glass: What New Blood Pressure Guidelines Mean for Alcoholism in Florida and the Rest of the United States

A third of the country just got diagnosed with high blood pressure. New guidelines from the American Heart Association have changed the…

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Solo cups on American flag signifying American Alcohol Addiction
August 16, 2017

JAMA Study: One in Eight Americans Suffers from Alcohol Addiction

The relationships between Americans and drinking has always been, for the most part, a close one. According to a new study published…

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Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Are you an "Almost Alcoholic?"
September 24, 2014

Are you an “Almost Alcoholic?”

Every day, millions of people drink a beer or two with friends or enjoy a glass of wine with a good meal. For more than 30 percent of these drinkers, alcohol has begun to have a negative impact on their everyday lives. Yet, only a small number are true alcoholics—people who have completely lost control over their drinking and who need alcohol to function. The great majority are what Dr. Doyle and Dr. Nowinski call “Almost Alcoholics,” a growing number of people whose excessive drinking contributes to a variety of problems in their lives. The difference between the “almost alcoholic” and the true alcoholic is a matter of degree, according to Dr. Robert L. Doyle, professor of behavioral health at Harvard University and psychologist Dr. Joseph Nowinski….

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Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center The Signs of Alcohol Addiction
September 11, 2013

The Signs of Alcohol Addiction

Due to the nature of our society and the prominence of ‘social drinking,’ many times, alcoholism goes undetected. But, in all actuality, alcoholism is a dangerous condition that can be deadly if untreated. It is hard to decide whether to approach someone about alcoholism because, oftentimes, the line between a good time and an addiction is blurred. If you suspect a family member or loved one is struggling with alcoholism, there are a few warning signs. The old saying of “nobody drinks alone” has some merit in this situation. If you notice that person goes from social drinking to hiding their consumption and being more secretive, it could be a sign. If you go out with that person and they often drink until the black out or cannot remember the happenings of the night before, they could be abusing alcohol. Many times, withdrawal will trigger noticeable symptoms and abnormal behaviors. Once they sober up and are unable to consume more alcohol, their body will begin to crave the alcohol….

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