can alcohol withdrawal cause death

Can Alcohol Withdrawal Cause Death?

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Once you realize the need to quit drinking, you will probably find yourself facing some challenges. One of the hardest barriers to overcome is the anxiety you feel going through the withdrawal process. You may even wonder, “Can alcohol withdrawal…
how does alcohol affect the liver

How Does Alcohol Affect the Liver

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Alcohol is a toxic substance that when abused can cause multiple health conditions. Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is linked with increased heart disease, cancer, and brain damage, but how does alcohol affect the liver? The liver is an essential…
gray area drinking

What is Gray Area Drinking?

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“Gray area drinking” is a fairly recent addition to our cultural lexicon. Like anything else described as being in the gray area, gray area drinking occupies that middle ground. Still wondering what “gray area drinking” is and whether…
physical complications of alcoholism

The Physical Complications of Alcoholism

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Alcohol is a toxic substance. Having a drink now and then does not usually pose a health problem. However, the physical complications of alcoholism and addiction are many, and they can be very serious. Read on to learn about the long-term health…
Is Alcohol A Stimulant

Is Alcohol a Stimulant?

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Is Alcohol a Stimulant of a Depressant? When we think about how alcohol makes us feel, we might first think about its relaxation effects. However, alcohol is not only desired for its depressant effects on the central nervous system. In fact,…
wet brain

Alcoholic Wet Brain Syndrome

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When an alcoholic develops wet brain syndrome it is a sign of late stage disease. Learn more about wet brain and how to get help for alcohol dependence. Alcohol can have a serious long-term impact on the brain and even damage cognitive functions.…
Dry Drunk Syndrome

What is Dry Drunk Syndrome?

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You may have heard the term “dry drunk,” so what is dry drunk syndrome? Not everyone begins their recovery journey feeling spry and chipper about sobriety. For a large number of people, a cluster of symptoms referred to as “dry drunk…
trauma and alcoholism

Why Trauma Often Leads to Addiction

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Trauma and alcoholism often co-occur. Learn about the link between these two disorders. When you find yourself dealing with alcoholism, you might wonder how it even happened. What was the trigger for developing a drinking problem in the first…
Coping with alcohol cravings

Coping With Alcohol Cravings

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Tips On How to Deal with Urges and Cravings to Drink If you are having trouble coping with alcohol cravings, there are some useful methods to learn about. “It’s like being lost in the desert for days and you are dying of thirst. You…