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Posted on November 22, 2017 in Alcoholism

What Are the Health Effects of Drinking Non-Alcoholic Beer?

Non-alcoholic beer is beer that has had its alcohol content removed after going through the normal brewing process. There are many possible motivations for consuming this beverage, including a desire to avoid intoxication and any risks for alcohol abuse or alcoholism. But what does drinking non-alcoholic beer actually do to your health? A brief rundown will help provide an answer to this question.

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Posted on November 20, 2017 in LGBT

Supporting LGBTQ Teens During Addiction Treatment

LGBTQ teens struggle with more issues than other teens, which is what makes a specialized LGBTQ addiction treatment center so valuable. In addition to coping with a substance abuse problem and working hard to get healthy, LGBTQ teens in addiction treatment struggle with their sexual identities as well as all the natural struggles that come along with puberty and adolescence. If you know a teen who is participating in an LGBTQ addiction treatment program, there are several things you can do to show your support during this challenging time.

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Posted on November 17, 2017 in addiction recovery

Should I Go to An Aftercare Program for Substance Abuse?

Aftercare is the generally accepted term for follow-up help available after you successfully complete an inpatient or outpatient substance abuse treatment program. The term covers a broad range of techniques, all of which are intended to help prevent a relapse back into active drug and/or alcohol use. Should you enter an aftercare program for substance abuse after completing primary treatment? In all likelihood, yes.

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Posted on November 14, 2017 in Alcoholism

Can You Recover From Liver Failure From Alcohol?

Liver failure occurs whenever your liver loses at least some of its ability to perform its normal, life-sustaining functions. One of the well-recognized potential causes of this extremely serious condition is prolonged, heavy alcohol consumption. Once liver failure from alcohol intake or any other source sets in, you can’t recover the full health of the organ. However, if you quit drinking and damage hasn’t advanced past a certain point, your doctor may be able to limit progression of the condition and help you avoid the need for a liver transplant.

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Posted on November 13, 2017 in Recovery

Managing Stress Without Substances

Significant numbers of teenagers across America are involved in some form of substance abuse. One of the main drivers of this abuse is something normally associated with adult responsibilities: stress. Fortunately, instead of turning to drugs and alcohol — which don’t truly solve the problem in the first place — teens can turn to a variety of substance-free coping techniques. These techniques underscore the many benefits of stress management for students.

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Posted on November 9, 2017 in Alcoholism

Is Drunk Driving in Texas on the Rise?

Despite some reductions in recent years, drunk driving is still common throughout the U.S. and contributes substantially to the overall number of traffic accidents and fatalities. In Texas, residents drive while intoxicated slightly more often than the nationwide average, and the state has one of the country’s highest rates for alcohol-related traffic fatalities. However, the most recent available reports indicate that Texas has actually experienced a slight decline in drunk driving-related deaths (and therefore probably in drunk driving, in general).

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