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Alcohol Addiction Treatment
February 3, 2020

Why People Drink on St. Patrick’s Day…and Why You Don’t Have To

When St. Patrick’s Day comes rolling around every year, people all over the world start getting their shamrocks and green beer ready….

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quitting alcohol
December 27, 2019

The Benefits of Quitting Alcohol  

We all know how dangerous alcohol is. Many of us and the people we care about have been severely impacted and even…

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librium and alcohol
December 26, 2019

The Dangers of Mixing Librium and Alcohol

A powerful prescription benzodiazepine medication, Librium helps manage anxiety. The brand-name for chlordiazepoxide, Librium can, in some cases, help individuals manage alcohol…

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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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Sober New Year's Eve
December 17, 2019

Staying Sober on New Year’s Eve

People in recovery can often feel like they have their noses pressed against the glass on New Year’s Eve. The holidays are…

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Sober Bars Making Partying in Recovery Easier
June 26, 2019

Sober Bars Making Socializing Easier For Non-Drinkers

Sober bars are starting to take the streets by storm, offering a variety of lavish mocktails and bar-like social atmospheres. The sober…

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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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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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Vince Staples' decision to avoid drugs and alcohol reminds us all that creativity and clean living are not mutually exclusive.
January 28, 2019

VINCE STAPLES SPEAKS ON UNBROKEN SOBRIETY AND AVOIDING DRUGS AND ALCOHOL

It’s a common and dangerous misconception that substance use and the creative process are directly intertwined; that bands and recording artists do…

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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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Scientists say they've identified area of the brain associated with alcohol addiction.
July 9, 2018

Researchers Identify Area of Brain Responsible for Alcohol Addiction

In a new discovery that can be critical in helping clinicians diagnose, understand and treat alcohol addiction, scientists claim they have pinpointed…

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Staying Sober during 4th of July
July 3, 2018

Staying Sober during the 4th of July

As we prepare to celebrate the 242nd anniversary of our nation’s independence, millions of Americans will take to backyard barbecues, fireworks displays,…

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Austin Alcohol Treatment
July 26, 2016

Texas A&M Researchers Make Significant Discovery about How Drinking Affects the Brain

Those of us that have experienced alcohol addiction, as well as those of us on the verge through prolonged abuse, understand what…

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Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Recovery Unplugged Partners with Broward County Bar Association in New “Drink Responsibly” Campaign
May 19, 2016

Recovery Unplugged Partners with Broward County Bar Association in New “Drink Responsibly” Campaign

Recovery Unplugged is proud and delighted to announce our new partnership with Broward County Bar Association in promoting safe and responsible alcohol consumption. The Drink Responsibly Campaign is a collaborative effort between the two organizations aimed at reminding and encouraging BCBA members to be smart, safe and healthy about their drinking. Both Recovery Unplugged and the BCBA have a strong commitment to reducing alcohol abuse in their communities, as well a reducing drinking-related accidents. This partnership is the latest effort to help keep BCBA members safe from drunk-driving fatalities. We are pleased and grateful to be part of this effort and look forward to a mutually rewarding relationship….

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Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Why Every Month Should be Alcoholism Awareness Month
April 19, 2016

Why Every Month Should be Alcoholism Awareness Month

As of today, we find ourselves right smack-dab in the middle of Alcoholism Awareness Month, an event created by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence to empower everyday people to promote grass-roots awareness toward alcoholism in their communities. Alcoholism Awareness Month, along with other events like it, is an opportunity to pay a little more attention to a matter that many of us don’t have to consider on a daily basis, because we may not be directly affected by it. We may have heard some story about a friend’s distant relative who was hit by a drunk-driver or we may have an uncle on the other side of the country that we never see that’s in and out of rehab. The widespread nature of alcohol abuse and addiction in the United States means it may only be a matter of time before we’re all personally affected. Given this revelation, perhaps we need a little more than 30 days to raise awareness….

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The Effects of Binge Drinking and Alcoholism
May 21, 2015

The Effects of Binge Drinking and Alcoholism

We’ve heard the term “binge drinking,” most likely attributed with college kids exploring their newfound independence. Binge drinking and excessive alcohol intake is so much more prominent than we imagine. This can lead to alcoholism. The effects of binge drinking can be detrimental on a person’s body and mind. What is considered binge drinking? Binge drinking is not just the act of drinking multiple days in a row, it is also characterized by drinking too much at one time, such as four or five alcohol-laden drinks or a six-pack of beer in one sitting. This type of consumption behavior is much more harmful to the body than having one drink a few nights in a row. You may be thinking about the harsh effects of an alcohol hangover that most people have experienced at some point in their lives when a night got a little out of control. Unfortunately, there are deeper consequences than just a headache and a morning of light sensitivity….

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Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Alcohol Awareness Month
April 13, 2015

Alcohol Awareness Month

We are full on in April and we have to mention that it is Alcohol Awareness Month. The goal of this commemorative month is to increase public awareness, public understanding and to get people the drug rehab that they need for this illness….

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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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Five Truths about Alcohol Use
February 24, 2014

Five Truths about Alcohol Use

I was prompted to write this post from an article I read on CNN Health’s The Chart website, “Studies link alcohol to early death, memory loss” in January 2014. I thought it would be beneficial to pull a couple facts and truths about alcohol use from the article to bring them to your attention. Some you may already know and some may shock you. Either way, it begs for more attention to be paid to the issue of alcohol abuse and the widespread need for counseling and rehabilitation.

1.“Nearly 80,000 people die as a result of drinking alcohol each year in North and Latin America”
I am not sure about you, but in my opinion this is a stifling number, especially when you take into account that this is just North America and Latin America….

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