Alcohol

Alcohol use disorders are one of the most common substance use disorders in the United States, but recovery is possible with proper help.

Can Alcohol Affect the Prevalence of Seasonal Depression?

Can Alcohol Affect the Prevalence of Seasonal Depression?

In autumn and winter, the days get shorter, and skies are often cloudy, depriving us of natural sunlight and unleashing all sorts of mood disturbances in many people. This is often known as seasonal depression, winter depression, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD)....

Pros & Cons of Ambien For Insomnia During Alcohol Withdrawal

Pros & Cons of Ambien For Insomnia During Alcohol Withdrawal

Insomnia is a common symptom of alcohol withdrawal, especially in the early stages of recovery. In fact, sleep disturbances can persist for months despite continued abstinence. Some studies have shown that sleep disturbances can increase the chance of relapsing....

Alcohol & Antidepressants Drug Interactions

Alcohol & Antidepressants Drug Interactions

If you're taking an antidepressant, it's important to understand the risks of combining alcohol with this medication. Alcohol is a depressant, so mixing it with antidepressants can make you feel worse. You may have more side effects from your antidepressants when...

Tapering Off Alcohol vs. Quitting Cold Turkey

Tapering Off Alcohol vs. Quitting Cold Turkey

If you're struggling with alcoholism or just want to cut back on alcohol consumption, there are two main options: cold turkey and tapering off. Both involve quitting drinking, but tapering off involves slowly reducing the alcohol consumed over time until you're no...

What Does Sober Curious Mean?

What Does Sober Curious Mean?

Sober curious is a term used to describe someone who wants to try sobriety without committing to it. In short, it's an open-ended way of exploring sobriety without committing to it. Many people have tried not drinking and realized it wasn’t as straightforward as they...

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