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Alcohol Poisoning or Hangover Symptoms?

Alcohol Poisoning vs Hangover Symptoms

Most adults who drink alcohol, either regularly or on special occasions, are likely to have at least a little bit of experience with hangover symptoms. Far more dangerous and potentially deadly, alcohol poisoning is a condition that can shut down the body’s vital functions and require immediate medical attention. Just a little too much alcohol … Read more

Delirium Tremens – DTs : Beer, Alcohol and Treatment

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The body of a long-term heavy drinker becomes accustomed to the use of alcohol so it’s important to understand that suddenly stopping drinking can cause Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium (AWD) or Delirium Tremens (DTs). This is a serious condition that can cause confusion, alcoholic shaking (aka The Shakes), sweating, high temperature and in the worst cases … Read more

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome – What is It and What are the Symptoms?

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Did you know that Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is the leading cause of preventable birth defects and developmental disabilities in the United States? Fetal Alcohol Syndrome can result in a baby being born with altered facial features, lack of coordination, behavioral problems and slow growth. FAS is the most common type of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum … Read more

Dry Drunk Syndrome and What is a Dry Drunk?

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Avoiding the self-examination and emotional labor true recovery takes can leave a person who’s entirely sober feeling worse than they did before they quit drinking altogether. In recovery circles, this is often referred to as dry drunk syndrome, or simply dry drunk. For people who struggle with a substance use disorder, there’s a big gap … Read more

What is Wet Brain? Symptoms, Treatment and Recovery

What is Wet Brain?

Wet Brain also known as Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome (WKS) is a severe condition that occurs due to nutrient deficiencies from long-term alcohol misuse or alcoholism. Millions of Americans misuse alcohol. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) approximately 9.8 million men and 5.3 million women suffer from alcohol use disorder. Here we’ll … Read more

Alcohol Blackout & Getting Blackout Drunk: Causes, Dangers & Prevention

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Ever been blackout drunk or had an alcohol blackout? That is, have your memories after a night of binge drinking turned ‘dark’ after a certain point—whereby you’re seemingly on auto-pilot? Contrary to common assumptions, alcohol blackouts are a big deal and there’s nothing normal about the incidents. You should not shrug them off as part … Read more