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Is a Telehealth Addiction Program Right for You?

Rehabilitation treatment is a highly individualized process: what works for someone else might not be the best path for you. Telehealth addiction treatment is a great option for people suffering…

Binge Drinking vs. Chronic Drinking, which is Worse?

Practically everyone is aware that consuming alcohol is unhealthy, especially in excess. But is it unhealthier to drink a moderate amount daily or a large amount every once in a…

Gambling and Substance Abuse

People often tend to think of addiction as merely physical dependency on a substance. But if that were the case, detox alone would be enough for people to overcome severe…

Why Attend a Veterans Specialized Treatment Program?

As an American veteran, you are appreciated for your service. The battles you faced on or off the field may have been overwhelming, but you survived. You served your country with pride. And now as…

Pandemic Stress Driving Parents to Drink

It’s no secret that isolation, stress, and boredom are triggers for alcohol abuse. Unfortunately, the novel coronavirus pandemic has delivered all three in spades. One particular demographic has been showing a disturbing increase in alcohol consumption: parents.  Parents Are Drinking…

Making the Transition from Active Duty to Civilian Life

The transition from military to civilian life can be a welcome one for many servicemembers. However, despite enjoying many aspects of civilian life, 27% of veterans report that having difficulty…

Signs of Alcoholism in Veterans

Military service creates many hazards that affect the physical and mental health of servicemen and women. The risks continue when service ends, as many veterans find themselves experiencing the effects…

Alcohol, High Blood Pressure, and Heart Damage: The Link

A great deal of emphasis has been placed on the so-called “benefits” of drinking in the media, but the fact is that only a small amount of alcohol can be…

Functional Alcoholism: What It Is, Why It Matters

Most people think of alcoholism or addiction as a devastating disease that tears the bottom out of life – and it is. But not everyone who is living with the…

How Much Is Too Much to Drive?

Everyone knows that driving while drunk is a quick way to end up in a crash, and it’s pretty obvious to most people when they are too wasted to drive….

Is a New Experimental Drug the Answer for Those With Alcohol Addiction?

  Researchers are continually seeking new, effective treatments – both therapeutic and pharmacological therapies – that will augment current treatment options, prevent the development of addiction altogether, or become the…

Nonalcoholic Cannabinoid-Infused Craft Beers Hit Dispensary Shelves

The latest incarnation of a marijuana-laced product to hit the shelves is nonalcoholic beer infused with cannabinoids. A Las Vegas dispensary began selling the version of the product from Two…

What Is Alcohol Withdrawal?

Withdrawal refers to a set of physical and mental symptoms experienced when someone quits or reduces their consumption of a substance on which they have become dependent. People who develop…

Signs and Symptoms of Alcoholism

Alcohol misuse may be easily overlooked given the fact that alcohol is so widely used around the world. In fact, about 2/3 of all U.S. adults drink alcohol.1 While it’s…

How Is a 12-Step Meeting Conducted?

Most 12-Step programs are modeled on the format of Alcoholics Anonymous, or AA, which is a fellowship of men and women who struggle with alcohol abuse and/or addiction and wish to remain sober. AA is…

Las Vegas Votes Down Alcohol Service in Salons

In an unexpectedly conservative move, Clark County commissioners voted down a proposal to allow for the sales of beer and wine in hair salons and barbershops. Though the proposal was…

Taking Xanax with Alcohol

It’s easy to assume that a prescription medication is safe, especially if it was given to you by your doctor. However, this is not necessarily the case. Every substance has…

Drunk Driving in Nevada

Everyone knows that driving while drunk is a quick way to end up in a crash, and it’s pretty obvious to most people when they are too wasted to drive….

Top 10 Party Schools in the US

Every year, the Princeton Review releases several lists ranking hundreds of colleges across the United States, comparing them on various areas of student life, from academics and college newspaper to…

Using Moderation as a Treatment Strategy

Alcohol is one of the most commonly used psychoactive substances in the world. Over 85 percent of American adults (aged 18 and older) report drinking alcohol at some point in…

How Many Types of Alcoholics Are There?

Nearly 90 percent of adults in the United States report drinking alcohol in their lifetime, as of the national survey in 2015, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) publishes….

What is Alcohol Moderation Management?

Moderation Management (MM) was founded by Audrey Kishline in 1994. Kishline had suffered from issues with alcohol abuse for several years. She had been able to continue to work and function relatively…

Functional Alcoholism: What It Is, Why It Matters

Most people think of alcoholism or addiction as a devastating disease that tears the bottom out of life – and it is. But not everyone who is living with the…

Liquor Wholesalers Using Wait & See Approach with New Marijuana Industry

Liquor wholesalers in Nevada are saying “no” when it comes to taking on legal recreational marijuana. Perhaps they are concerned about the fact that the federal government still classifies the…

The Benefits of Having a Sponsor/Sponsee Relationship in Recovery

Founding member Bill W. struggled with his initial efforts to maintain sobriety and got the idea that he needed the support of another alcoholic who needed his support as well….

NV Bill Proposes Car of Breath Alcohol Measurement Device

An ignition interlock system may help people who have been arrested for driving while under the influence to better manage their issues with drinking and driving in the period between…

What Are the 12 Steps of Addiction Recovery?

  Addiction is a complex brain disease that impacts people emotionally, physically, socially, financially, behaviorally, and personally. Families and loved ones are negatively affected as well. Addiction recovery is aided…

What Happens if You Use Drugs or Alcohol while Using Nicotine Patches?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, use of tobacco is the number one cause of preventable diseases, disabilities, and death in the US. The good news is that…

Why Is It Dangerous to Mix Alcohol with High Levels of Caffeine?

As the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) explains, there is a new crop of energy drinks on the market, and they are called alcoholic energy drinks or…

Are There Risks of Taking ADHD Stimulant Medications and Alcohol?

ADHD, short for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is a brain disorder characterized by ongoing inattention, impulsiveness, and hyperactive tendencies that typically start in young childhood and can extend to adulthood….

What Are the Risks of Mixing Meth and Alcohol?

Most public information campaigns and education about drug and alcohol use deal with the use of one substance at a time. However, it’s actually more common for people to engage…

Cocaine and Alcohol Combination: Risks and Effects

Mixing drugs and alcohol is a very common practice that comes with serious risks. The majority of overdose deaths involve multiple intoxicants, and alcohol is the most commonly abused substance…

Mixing Drugs, Alcohol and Over The Counter Drugs

OTC medications, or over-the-counter medications, come in many varieties, nearly all of which can have harmful or dangerous interactions with other substances. Even some herbal remedies can cause negative side…

What Happens When You Mix Alcohol with Prescription Opiates?

Mixing drugs and alcohol is a very common practice. It’s also very dangerous. It’s often done to amplify the effects of the drug, or simply because both alcohol and other…

How Long Does Alcohol Stay in Your System?

There are three main types of alcohol: beer, wine, and distilled spirits. All of these alcoholic substances work in much the same way. All of them are made to be…

What Are the Risks of Alcohol Poisoning?

Excessive drinking can have very serious repercussions that go far beyond a bad hangover. Severe alcohol intoxication, or alcohol poisoning, can result in seizures, brain damage, and death and typically…

Know the Dangers: Spiked Drinks and Date Rape Drugs

Over the past 20 years, a disturbing trend has grown involving people consuming drinks that have been unknowingly spiked with drugs or alcohol. While some may see this as a…

What Are Nevada’s Laws on Drugs and Alcohol?

The state of Nevada has a long history, being admitted to the Union at the height of the Civil War. But it is best known for a history that comes…

What to Know About the 12 Steps

In recent years, there has been some controversy surrounding the effectiveness of 12-Step programs and their ability to help people who are struggling with addiction. There are those who say…

What Are the Dangers of Binge Drinking?

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), nearly 87 percent of adults in the US report drinking at some point in their lives. For most of these people,…

Test for Alcoholism

For people who are questioning whether they, or their loved ones, are dealing with an alcohol use disorder or alcoholism, it can sometimes be difficult to determine with certainty the existence…

What Are the Effects of Alcohol Abuse?

Alcohol can be an enjoyable part of celebrations and meals when consumed in moderation. However, alcohol, like any intoxicating substance, can be dangerous. Alcohol has a long list of concerning…

Understanding Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse Treatment

   

Should You Just Say No to a Drink or Divulge Recovery Status?

It’s practically impossible to get through the holiday season without some well-meaning person offering you a drink or another substance. Though the intent is to help you enjoy yourself and…

Heavy Holiday Drinking: Normal or a Sign of an Alcohol Use Disorder?

  In many homes, alcohol augments every part of the Thanksgiving meal. In fact, drinking on Thanksgiving could be considered an American holiday tradition. Guests bring a bottle of wine…