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Teenage Alcoholism and New Years Eve: Deadly Combo by addictiondoc Posted Fri 31 Dec 2010 9:38am Tonight is New Years Eve; a night for celebrating. Your teen or young adult child is out of school for the holidays and is ready for some serious fun tonight. Ugh-oh- that usually means means “getting drunk”. Their parties are centered around teenage binge drinking. This age group will attempt to drink 5 drinks back to back in a short pe ... Read on »
Teenage Alcoholism, Teenage Drug Abuse and Xanax Withdrawal by addictiondoc Posted Sun 14 Nov 2010 2:40pm As a psychiatrist that specializes in addiction, I see a lot of Xanax abuse and Xanax withdrawal with teenage alcoholism and teenage drug abuse. The same kids who participate in teenage binge drinking are the same ones who tend toward Xanax abuse. Teenage drug abuse often involves prescription pills. Here are 5 facts to know about Xa ... Read on »
Why shouldn't you take heroin and alcohol together? by Jeremy Posted Fri 28 Aug 2009 8:18pm Um, because you shouldn't take heroin in the first place! No, don't worry, I know what you meant by this question. Heroin and alcohol together make a lethal cocktail, and there's a reason for that. How does heroin work? The body makes opiates by itself, all the time, and this is the reason substances like morphine and heroin work in th ... Read on »
How Your Alcoholic Spouse Can Beat Depression And Alcoholism by addictiondoc Posted Fri 26 Mar 2010 9:51am 1 Comment Is your alcoholic wife or alcoholic husband depressed? Is your alcoholic spouse already on antidepressants, but is still depressed? Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant and can cause depression, It also counteracts the benefits of the antidepressants. Don’t panic, there is still hope that your alcoholic spouse can overcome bot ... Read on »
Quitting Drinking? Recovering Alcoholics Switch to Caffeine Addiction by addictiondoc Posted Wed 16 Dec 2009 11:15am 4 Comments Have you ever noticed how much coffee a recovering alcoholic drinks? Let’s just say “decaf” is not his/her first choice. (If you or someone you know has a parent or spouse with an alcohol problem, please click here to get my free special report on recognizing the 5 mistakes spouse’s of alcoholics make. It will change your life). Today, ... Read on »
Should Your Alcoholic Spouse Take Antidepressants? by addictiondoc Posted Tue 18 May 2010 6:47am Is your alcoholic husband or alcoholic wife suffering from depression? If so, your alcoholic spouse is definitely in a bind. Why? Alcohol is central nervous system depressant and can cause depression. What is the scoop on alcoholism and depression? Here are typical situations I face as a psychiatrist treating people with an alcoho ... Read on »
Stop Your Alcoholic Spouse From Lying To Doctors by addictiondoc Posted Fri 11 Jun 2010 5:26pm Are you living with an alcoholic? Is your alcoholic husband or alcoholic wife lying about their drinking habits even to their own doctor? If you suspect this, what can you do? Call your spouse’s family doctor or psychiatrist and let the doctor know much your spouse is drinking. Basically, “tattle” on them. As a psychiatrist specializi ... Read on »
7 Signs Your Alcoholic Spouse May Be Self-Medicating Stress by addictiondoc Posted Tue 05 Oct 2010 5:07am Are you living with an alcoholic?  An alcoholic spouse may have fallen into an alcohol problem through no fault of their own. As a psychiatrist that specializes in alcoholism and drug addiction, I often see people self-medicating their underlying anxiety with alcohol. Anxiety is a major risk factor for substance abuse. Here are 7 signs tha ... Read on »
Teenage Binge Drinking: The Risk of Alcohol Poisoning by addictiondoc Posted Wed 24 Nov 2010 9:36am A major risk of teenage binge drinking is alcohol poisoning. The main danger of alcohol poisoning is death! Alcohol poisoning is life threatening. Teenage binge drinking refers to drinking multiple alcoholic drinks in a short period of time. As a result, the teenager’s blood alcohol level rises too quickly because the liver can’t process ... Read on »
Alcoholism - Comprehensive Overview, Treatments, Complementary And Alternative Therapies by soothe Posted Fri 05 Feb 2010 6:18am Generals As far as the body is concerned, alcohol is a poison. Some of the effects of chronic alcohol consumption include damage to the brain (women may be more vulnerable to chronic alcohol consumption), liver, pancreas, duodenum, and central nervous system. Alcoholism causes metabolic damage to every cell in the body and depresses the im ... Read on »