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Alcoholism in Veterans: Risk Factors and Treatment

Alcoholism is prevalent among veterans, especially among those also suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Military servicemembers face significant stressors that can put them at risk for substance use...

Drug- and Alcohol-Related Deaths Across Texas Counties

Drug and alcohol abuse are not only costly and life-altering, they’re also oftentimes life-ending. Tens of thousands of Americans lose their life to overdoses each year, and many more continue...

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal?

Though the issues of both illegal and prescription drug abuse often dominate headlines, the reality of excessive alcohol consumption remains an enormous public health problem. Many people remain unaware of...

Lorazepam (Ativan) and Alcohol : Dangers of Mixing

What is Lorazepam? Lorazepam is commonly prescribed under the trade name Ativan. Ativan a benzodiazepine sedative and anti-anxiety drug. Lorazepam has several approved and off-label uses, including:2 Anxiety treatment. Pre-surgical...

Risks of Drinking Rubbing Alcohol

In some cases, when people are struggling alcoholism or compulsive drinking, they may at some point seek out any way possible to experience or prolong their intoxication.1 Though somewhat uncommon,...

Percocet and Alcohol

Many people who struggle with substance abuse do not just use one substance. In particular, some people mix drugs with alcohol – sometimes inadvertently and sometimes to try to get...

Xanax and Alcohol

Xanax is a brand name for alprazolam—one of the most widely prescribed anti-anxiety medications in the United States. Though it may be used safely for the short-term management of panic and...

Alcohol + Relationships = Viral Video Mess?

It is not uncommon for couples to fight harder and more violently when they are under the influence of alcohol than when they are sober. It is also not uncommon...

DUI in Dallas

  Dallas is a city known for its legendary football team and for having one of the busiest airports in the world, but it is also the owner of a...

Should Texas Ban Powdered Alcohol?

Maybe it’s the word powder in the title, a word that conjures up babies and pale blue, that makes powdered alcohol sound like a harmless idea. It is as it...

Can Alcohol Make You Want to Kill Yourself?

Does drinking make you more depressed and more likely to try to take your own life? Does depression and suicidal thoughts and behaviors trigger the urge to drink? Does an...

Finding Sober Living in Dallas

When a person completes a rehabilitation program but may not be ready to completely return to their prior living situation, a sober living home can provide structural support with a group of...

What is Wet Brain or Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome?

Past estimates indicate that as many as 1-2% percent of the general population develop Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome (WKS), sometimes referred to as wet brain.1 Many consider WKS to be an end-point or...

Medications Used in Alcohol Treatment

Many individuals struggling with alcohol use disorder (AUD) benefit from the comprehensive treatment protocols used in modern treatment. One such treatment approach involves a combination of pharmacotherapy (the use of...

How Alcohol Poisoning Occurs

An average of 6 people die from alcohol poisoning in the U.S. each day according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.1 Alcohol poisoning is caused by binge drinking,...

Help for Children of Alcoholics

Most professional sources suggest that the development of a substance use disorder is enhanced by an interaction of genetic and environmental factors. Early experiences contribute significantly to the development of...

Mixing Alcohol and Vicodin

Vicodin is a prescription painkiller that combines an opioid (hydrocodone) with an analgesic/fever-reducer (acetaminophen) to help manage moderately levels of pain.1 This medication is commonly prescribed after surgical procedures or injury,...

Mixing Adderall and Alcohol

Alcohol, or ethanol, is typically created by fermenting plant products like fruits or grain. It acts as a central nervous system depressant and, when consumed in excess over time, is...

How Long Does It Take to Detox from Alcohol?

The body regularly cleans itself of toxins, waste products and other impurities mainly through the liver and excretory system. This detoxification, or “detox” for short, is a natural ongoing process...

Mouthwash, Rubbing Alcohol, and Other Household Items of Risk

Common household items like mouthwash and rubbing alcohol may seem innocuous enough to most people, but for recovering alcoholics, they pose significant risks. Ingesting mouthwash or rubbing alcohol might make...

Risks of Binge Drinking

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) describes binge drinking as a pattern of alcohol consumption that sharply raises blood alcohol levels over a relatively short time frame....

Inpatient Alcohol Treatment

Inpatient vs. Outpatient Alcohol Treatment Inpatient treatment means that clients check into an inpatient alcohol rehab center and stay there around the clock until they complete the program. Inpatient treatment is...

Klonopin and Alcohol: Dangers of Mixing

Central nervous system (CNS) depressant substances like alcohol and sedative drugs have inherent health risks, even when used alone. However, some people double-up (or triple-up, etc.) when it comes to...

TX Mom Unknowingly Hosts Underage Drinking Party

Marcus Soler was turning 20, and his mother, Janna Soler, threw him a birthday party. A few friends came over, and by all accounts, Ms. Soler spent the night in...

What is a Functional Alcoholic?

There have been dozens of movies and television shows that portray an alcoholic as a shambolic caricature of a person who has lost every measure of position or status in...

Living with An Alcoholic

Family members and people living with alcoholics, whether it’s a boyfriend, girlfriend, spouse, or roommate, face a difficult and often overlooked set of challenges when it comes to treating alcoholism....

Alcohol Treatment Guide

When a loved one shows signs of alcoholism, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by questions, such as: Is my loved one abusing alcohol? Will your loved one accept help or...

Synthetic Drugs, Marijuana, and Alcohol: Young Adults Are Struggling

Though the rates of use and abuse of different substances fluctuate from year to year and vary from region to region, the data is in and it is clear: Young...

Think before You Drink: Diet Mixers May Increase BAC

The holidays are a time of indulgence and decadence, and for those who drink alcohol, there is no shortage of cocktails dedicated to celebrating the holiday. In an effort to...

Texas Alcohol Use Disorder Statistics and Alcoholism Treatment Data

The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, also known as the DSM-5, includes a disorder termed alcohol use disorder and provides diagnostic criteria for it.1,2 The...

Are Alcohol Monitoring Programs the Answer to Drunk Driving?

A monitoring program worked well for the ability to track and monitor people taking addictive prescription painkillers, as it cut back on rates of prescription drug abuse and addiction. Perhaps...

Are Electronic Treatment Interventions Effective in Curbing Drinking?

There is an app for pretty much everything these days. Though there are a number of them that may be helpful to people in recovery who have already undergone treatment...

Binge Drinking: Do You Have an Alcohol Use Disorder?

Moderate drinking is defined as having up to one alcoholic beverage each day for women and up to two drinks per day for men, according to the National Institute on...

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