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Alcohol Rehab Center

Alcohol is the most popular psychoactive substance in the United States, with 139.8 million Americans ages 12 and older drinking monthly. More than 14 million Americans have an alcohol abuse disorder, which typically requires help from an alcohol rehab center to recover from. While alcohol is legal, it is prone to abuse. Alcohol can damage…

man passes out after mixing alcohol and xanax

Mixing Alcohol and Xanax

Xanax and other benzodiazepines (benzos) are popular and effective prescription medications. However, there are growing concerns – both among the public and in the medical community – about the devastating effects of these drugs and the potential for misuse and addiction. Because they are so widely used, many people entering an alcohol detox center may…

woman wonders is alcoholism a mental illness

Is Alcoholism a Mental Illness?

Is alcoholism a mental illness? This is a question that has long been debated. However, there is consensus among many treatment specialists that drinking excessive alcohol over long periods can lead to mental illness. In other instances, alcoholism may occur as a result of mental illness, worsening the illness the longer the individual consumes alcohol.…