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Wet Brain Syndrome Symptoms and Alcoholism Risks

What is Wet Brain?

Wet Brain Syndrome, also known as Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome (WKS), is a severe condition that occurs due to nutrient deficiencies from the long term effects of alcohol on the brain and body. Millions of Americans misuse alcohol every year. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) approximately 9.8 million men and 5.3 … Read more

What is a Functional Alcoholic or High Functioning Alcoholic?

functioning alcoholic

It’s incredibly easy for anyone to develop an alcohol use disorder (AUD) or become what is known as a “high functioning alcoholic” or “functional alcoholic.” Regular alcohol use, even when it teeters on abuse, is a socially accepted part of American life. Consider how many events people regularly attend that include alcohol, such as work … Read more

Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome and PAWS Symptoms

Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome

Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS) is not a term most people are familiar with, although many in recovery know about the symptoms. It’s common for people with a substance use addiction to fear detox and withdrawal because of the uncomfortable physical and mental symptoms. The cravings, pain, and flu-like symptoms are a few of the … Read more

Kratom Withdrawal, Addiction, and Side Effects

Kratom Addiction and Side Effects

Kratom is a psychotropic herbal extract from the leaves of a tropical tree in Southeast Asia. Kratom withdrawal, addiction, and side effects have been a controversial topic for years, and it has recently gained new media attention. Marketed as an herbal supplement, the first kratom wrongful death lawsuit awarded a multi-million dollar verdict in Washington … Read more

Agonist vs Antagonist Drugs for Addiction Treatment

Agonist vs Antagonist Drugs

It’s important to understand the difference between agonist vs antagonist drugs used as part of a comprehensive addiction treatment program. Addiction and overdose deaths present a unique health challenge to society. One-size fits all treatment approaches are not effective, so recovery methods must be customized for each person’s particular needs and type of substance use. … Read more

Mixing Xanax and Alcohol Side Effects and Risks

Xanax and Alcohol

Misusing any substances like drugs or alcohol will eventually take a toll on the body, but mixing two depressants together like Xanax and alcohol can be especially dangerous. When these two substances are combined, it can result in serious health complications ranging from liver damage to an accidental overdose. Anyone who is struggling with an … Read more

Meth Withdrawal Symptoms, Detox and Treatment

meth withdrawal symtpoms

While it might be in the news as much these days, it’s important to understand meth withdrawal symptoms, detox, and treatment because methamphetamine abuse and addiction is still a very real problem in many parts of the United States. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that an estimated 1.6 million … Read more

Benzos and the Klonopin High Dangers

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Is getting high on Klonopin or abusing other benzodiazpeines a big problem? The opioid epidemic, driven primarily by highly addictive prescription painkillers, takes up most of the drug-related media coverage. However, benzodiazepines like Xanax, Valium and especially Klonopin, are extremely addictive sedatives. They are also widely prescribed and potentially lethal when misused or abused. The … Read more

How Long Does Alcohol Withdrawal Last?

Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcohol withdrawal is just as dangerous as alcoholism. Alcoholics and their loved ones often mistake it for a simple side effect associated with recovery. Withdrawal is life-threatening for many alcoholics, and the immediate risks often outweigh the benefits. It seems counterintuitive to suggest those with an addiction to alcohol avoid quitting to minimize their risk … Read more

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