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Alcohol Treatment and Rehab

The Importance of Better Diagnostic Services at Rehabilitation Centers

2016-12-28 11:33

People have been fighting about gun rights – it's been a heated topic in politics for years following the many unfortunate shootings. But recent news reveals that deaths from drug abuse outnumber deaths caused by shootings. Drug addiction isn't one-dimensional – it can have various easily treatable underlying causes. Better diagnostic services at rehab centers can pinpoint any underlying deficiencies or pathologies and allow physicians to offer more effective individualized treatment to patients.

This year the U.S. average life expectancy has dropped – which is something that hasn't happened in two decades.

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Here Are Some Ways to Fight Alcoholism This December

2016-12-14 19:31

December is a joyous month teeming with many holidays, but there's a bit of a dark side. Alcohol consumption rises in December – as does alcoholism.

December is a time of celebration – but it's also one of the months you should watch your loved one more carefully if he's suffering from alcoholism.

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Alcohol and Health: myths, facts and little knowns

2016-02-04 17:34

The effect of alcohol on health is one of the most debated topics in medicine. The uncertainty is mostly confined to heart health and the remaining effects are quite well-understood and mostly deleterious. First, understanding the definition of amount of alcohol consumption is important: Moderate consumptions is less than 2 drinks per day for women or anyone over age 65, less than 3 drinks per day for men.

Safe dose of alcohol is defined as no more than two drinks daily for men and one drink daily for nonpregnant women.

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Holistic approach to treating addiction improves recovery

2016-01-11 20:07

An addiction to alcohol can have a devastating impact on your family, friends, work and home. Although treatment programs provide hope, it is important to understand the value of a holistic approach to improve the chances of recovery. A holistic approach refers to programs that treat the mind, body and spirit. These programs recognize that addiction is influenced by multiple factors, so it requires a versatile plan.

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Can Brown Seaweed Help Reduce Fatty Liver?

2015-10-30 11:35

If you are overweight or if you have been on a diet trying to lose weight or if you have had weight loss surgery and have had rapid weight loss, chances are you have a fatty liver or steatosis. It’s estimated that as many as 1 in 5 people has fatty liver disease which is usually caused by an underlying condition such as diabetes, insulin resistance (IR), high triglycerides, malnutrition, and is associated with alcohol consumption (ASH). When not associated with alcohol it is referred to as non-alcoholic steatohepatitis or NASH.

The disease process is most often diagnosed in people age 40-60 but can happen at any age. With the rise in obesity among children, fatty liver disease is a growing concern.

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How your binge drinking is hurting the U.S. economy

2015-10-16 21:59

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlights the economic toll excessive alcohol intake is taking on the U.S. economy. Your binge drinking could contributing to billions of dollars paid by the government.

According to the report consuming as little as 4 drinks at a time or more for women and 5 or more alcoholic beverages for men cost the government more than 100 billion dollars between 2006 and 2010

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