Tag: <span>Alcoholism</span>

Better Recovery With Medically Supervised Detox

The effects of alcohol account for one in three emergency room visits every year. This is due in part to the effects of alcohol detox and withdrawal. Alcohol withdrawal is the body and brain chemistry readjusting to a permanent sober state, once the individual is no longer consuming alcohol. Chronic alcohol use changes brain chemistry by inhibiting neurotransmitters that induce feelings of relaxation and excitability. Without alcohol these neurotransmitters work in overdrive, similar to a rebound effect.
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Stress And Alcohol Abuse Are A Dangerous Combination

Stress And Alcohol Abuse Are A Dangerous Combination

Everyone faces stress on some level every day, and everyone develops individual techniques and coping mechanisms for handling different kinds of stress. Some stress is moderate yet persistent over time, while other forms of stress are more acute and traumatic. All types of stress share one common denominator, however: they can all easily lead a person into substance abuse if the person does not develop healthy stress relief techniques and coping strategies.
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Effects of the Pandemic Lockdowns on Substance Use, Depression Attention and Concentration and Anxiety, and tools to help.

By Britt Gottlich, Psy D As we are starting to see an end in sight for the pandemic, I have been reflecting on my time as …

Neuropsychological Testing and Substance Use Disorders

By Ronnit Nazarian, Psy.D. Most of us are aware of the long standing emotional and behavioral effects of substance abuse. …

The Importance of In-Person Addiction and Alcoholism Treatment During the COVID 19 – Pandemic

There have been many mental health challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, including increased depression, anxiety and exacerbations …