Alcohol recovery is a life-long journey.  It begins when a drinker admits that he or she has a problem with alcohol and needs help.   Many people decide to stop drinking after an intervention by family and friends, or they may have experienced a traumatic event like a DUI arrest or an alcohol-related blackout.  Whatever the…

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines binge drinking as a pattern of heavy alcohol consumption within a short period of time.  This typically means 5 or more drinks within 2 hours for men and 4 or more drinks within the same period for women.  Although many people engage in binge drinking…

Individuals who drink heavily on a regular basis develop a physical dependence on alcohol.  When alcohol recovery is attempted, the experience can be similar to withdrawing from a narcotic drug.  Depending on the extent of the alcohol addiction and other health issues, alcohol withdrawal can be very dangerous and even life-threatening.  For heavy drinkers, getting…

For many addicts, one of the hardest things for them to overcome in their life is addiction. One reason why this is so difficult is because of the withdrawal side effects that they go through once they stop using. Alcohol withdrawal is one of the hardest forms of withdrawal to go through. The body and…