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Santa Ana Drug & Alcohol Rehab—Addiction Treatment Resources

When it comes to looking for drug and alcohol counseling near me, it can be difficult to know what type of facility is best for you. Although there are facilities…

Laguna’s Brandee Baldwin on After-Work Drinking

While drinking on the job or in the workplace is traditionally considered taboo, all restrictions are removed when the workday ends. Surprising statistics show that 1 in ten Americans drink…

Native Americans and Alcohol Abuse

Native Americans have long struggled with the perception of high alcohol use and abuse, and many historical and social factors have contributed to this problem. In fact, recent evidence shows…

What Are the Symptoms of Alcoholism?

Despite all the information and warnings about alcohol, drinking continues to be a major public health issue in the U.S.. Not only do a majority of adults drink on a…

Community Event on Underage Drinking

Laguna Treatment Hospital, a leading provider of substance use treatment services in Orange County, is hosting a free community event on the topic of underage drinking and its effects on teens…

Does Drinking Alcohol Lead to Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among American women, only surpassed by skin cancer, with nearly a quarter-million women being diagnosed each year in the United States.1 While…

Does Alcohol Use Create Kidney Stones in the Body?

Renal lithiasis and nephrolithiasis are the technical names for what are commonly referred to as kidney stones. Kidney stones are concentrated mineral deposits, salts, and minerals that form inside a person’s kidneys. Conditions that…

Mixing Mescaline and Alcohol: What Are the Risks?

Taking too much of one intoxicating substance can be dangerous enough, but millions of people around the United States mix intoxicating substances together, changing how the drugs interact, and putting themselves…

What Is a Dry Drunk? Can the Condition Be Prevented?

When a person struggles with alcohol use disorder or other forms of problem drinking, quitting alcohol is the first step in recovery. Staying away from alcohol improves one’s mental and…

Are Alcohol Delivery Services Enabling Alcoholism & Alcohol Abuse?

There is almost nothing that you can’t get on demand these days, as long as you live in the right areas, and many are concerned that alcohol is on that…

Have We Become a Culture of Alcoholics?

Ever since the first grapes were fermented into wine, drinking has been part of the human experience. There are references to alcohol in the Bible and Qur’an, and ancient Greek,…

How to Manage the Stages of Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcohol acts on both the central nervous system and brain chemistry that is related to pleasure and the stress response. As a central nervous system depressant, alcohol slows some of…

Differences between Driving Drunk and Driving High

In 2011, more than 1.2 million Americans were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (narcotics), the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) publishes. Both…

Alcoholism by Inheritance: How to Deal with Alcoholic Parents

According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), there are an estimated 18 million adults in America who abuse alcohol, and roughly 7 million children live with parents…

How Does Alcohol Abuse Affect Your Weight?

Abusing drugs or alcohol can disrupt proper nutritional levels in the body, depleting essential vitamins and minerals. It can cause a person to eat more or less and to consume…

What Are the Stages of Alcoholism?  

A stage model is a model of the development of some condition or capacity that assumes the following: The stages are mutually exclusive. The development of the capacity or condition occurs in a…

What Happens When You Swallow Mouthwash?

Mouthwash is a term that covers several different rinses involved in oral hygiene. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), the two general categories of mouth rinses are therapeutic, which have…

Dangers of Mixing Nitrous Oxide and Alcohol

Noz – better known as nitrous oxide in the medical world – has become a substance of abuse over the years. Noz is actually an inhalant, and it is abused…

Alcohol Abuse and Addiction

Since the dawn of human civilization, people have consumed fermented fruit and grain. Often, alcohol is consumed in social gatherings, at celebrations, or as part of religious rituals. However, alcohol…

Quitting Alcohol Cold Turkey vs. Medical Detox

From 1920 to 1933, America witnessed an unprecedented event: Prohibition. Considered a “failed experiment,” the ultimate repeal of Prohibition revealed that many Americans were seriously in favor of having access to…

Correlation between Liver Cancer and Alcohol Abuse

Increased alcohol use and abuse are both associated with increased risk for a number of different types of cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, there may be several factors associated…

Warning Signs of Alcohol Abuse in a Spouse

There may be no closer relationship than the one between two spouses. When something is off with half of the duo, the other partner can usually tell. Still, it’s easy…

Preventing Alcohol Relapse after Treatment

Alcohol appreciates a unique status in the United States. Although alcohol is a drug, it’s legal to manufacture, distribute, and consume it. Alcohol use is incredibly prevalent, and it’s associated…

Alcohol Detox and Treatment

Even though alcohol is legally available for individuals over the age of 21, it is also one of the most abused and potentially dangerous drugs available. According to the National Institute…

Trauma and Alcohol Addiction

When individuals experience alcohol addiction they, as well as their loved ones, may question if childhood trauma contributed to their current unhealthy and unsafe relationship with alcohol.According to the National…

Triglycerides and Alcohol Use

Triglycerides are a kind of fat, the most common type in the body. Triglycerides can come directly from foods, such as oils, butter, and other fats, and they can be…

Alcohol and Neuropathy in Chronic Users

The term neuropathy may refer to several conditions that involve nerve damage and impaired nerve cell signaling within the nervous system. Often, neuropathy refers to damage or impaired functioning in the…

Alcohol Withdrawal Management: How to Cope during Detox

Acute withdrawal may develop in people who have developed physical dependence to certain substances (such as alcohol) and then suddenly quit or cut down on the amount of the substance…

The Disease of Alcoholism and Possible Effects of Long-term Alcohol Abuse

It was estimated that in 2018 around 14.8 million individuals 12 years old and up in the United States had an alcohol use disorder (AUD) in the previous year.1Alcohol use…

Are You Ready for Alcohol Detox?

During alcohol detox, alcohol leaves the body, and the body adjusts to its absence. Alcohol detox is accompanied by withdrawal symptoms, some of which can be life-threatening. Due to the…

Alcohol Detoxification Process

Alcohol detoxification, mostly commonly referred to as alcohol detox, is the process by which the body clears all alcohol from its system. This typically involves symptoms of withdrawal, which in the case…