Entries by Journey Hillside

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Am I an Addict

You might be noticing the signs of increased tolerance to a substance and are wondering, “Am I an addict?” You are lucky if you are picking up on the signs of addiction at an early stage. The earlier you admit there is a problem and seek treatment, the better the outcome will be. Most people […]

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Need to Stop Drinking Alcohol

Excessive drinking can wreak havoc on your life. Learn 5 reasons why you need to stop drinking alcohol now. How many times have you kicked yourself after indulging in a night of heavy drinking?  You may feel so awful you question whether you are hungover or have alcohol poisoning. Chances are if it’s morning and […]

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Self-Medicating with Alcohol

When you suffer from depression or anxiety and end up self-medicating with alcohol, it only makes things worse. For someone struggling with a mental health issue, alcohol can feel like a godsend. The numbing effects of drinking offer a cheap, accessible means of masking the symptoms of a mental health disorder. This is referred to […]

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What Causes Alcohol Withdrawal Seizures?

Alcohol seizures are serious, so detox should never be attempted without medical support. When someone takes that first brave step toward sobriety it is surely a cause for celebration. After all, each year more than 88,000 deaths are attributed to alcohol use disorder (AUD). It takes a lot of courage to stop drinking and enter […]

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How to Check Someone into Rehab

How to Get Someone Into Rehab When They’ve Asked for Help When your loved one agrees to get treatment, you can help them get checked in. It’s a day to celebrate, that day when your loved one declares they are ready to get some help. Anyone who’s watched a loved one struggle with a drug […]

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Finding Urgent Help for Alcoholics

How To Help An Alcoholic Learning how to find urgent help for alcoholic for a loved one, or yourself, when alcohol use disorder spins out of control. It is painful to watch someone you love being damaged by a drinking problem. Alcoholism can truly destroy every single thing a person holds dear. Alcohol use disorders […]