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How Do I Motivate Myself to Get Sober?

If you are one of the millions of Americans struggling with alcohol addiction, you likely know that you need help and that getting sober is the best thing for you and your family. However, it can be hard to build up the motivation to get sober—especially if you’re stressed out.Taking the first step and talking …

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Tips for a Sober Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a time for romance, gifts, and quality time with your loved ones. But when recovering from addiction, it can be hard to navigate this holiday, often centered around alcohol consumption and heavy dining. Learning how to have a sober Valentine’s Day while enjoying time with someone special can allow you to look …

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What Are the Side Effects of GHB and Alcohol?

Gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is a CNS depressant that slows the body’s responses. Alcohol is also a depressant and is often combined with GHB to enhance the sedative effects. Unfortunately, mixing these two depressants can increase your risk of adverse side effects. If you are experiencing the troublesome side effects of GHB and alcohol abuse, you can …

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Am I a Functional Alcoholic?

An alcoholic is a person who suffers from an addiction to alcohol and who is prone to alcohol abuse. But what about a functional alcoholic? It’s a term that some may be familiar with as the functioning alcoholic is an archetype that has permeated all forms of media, whether it be movies, tv, or even …

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Spot the Signs of Alcohol Use Disorder

Drug and alcohol detox treatment is usually the first step for many who struggle with a substance use disorder or addiction to alcohol or drugs. At Brazos Valley, our team of experienced and compassionate addiction treatment professionals is poised to help you or a loved one heal and make a lasting recovery.Alcohol Use Disorder: When …

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What to Expect in Alcohol Detox

Alcohol addiction is a dangerous health condition and one that can be fatal if it goes untreated. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms result from your body trying to process and cope with alcohol addiction. If you are addicted to alcohol and are open to getting help, you probably want to know what you are getting into before …

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Is It Safe to Detox from Alcohol at Home?

For those who struggle with alcohol addiction, detoxing from alcohol can be a challenging and even dangerous process. While detoxing at home may seem appealing for a number of reasons, it’s important to understand the risks involved in order to make the best decision for your recovery. Withdrawal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, hallucinations, and seizures …

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