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How Long Do Drugs Stay in Your System?

How long drugs stay in your system can depend on many factors, including the substance, dosage, your metabolism, and even your tolerance. How long you can detect a drug in your system also depends on the test used and how it was performed. Here’s what you need to know. Factors That Impact How Long a … Continued

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Alcoholism gene

The Alcoholism Gene: Fact or Fiction?

Studies suggest that genetics contribute between 45% and 65% of a person’s tendency toward alcoholism Adoption studies show that alcoholism correlates more strongly with biological parents than adoptive parents There is no single “alcoholism gene.” A recent study found up to 18 genes associated with heavy drinking   If you are among the millions of … Continued

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Am I an Alcoholic?

Am I an Alcoholic? What Science Says About Genetics and Environment

Studies suggest that genetics contribute between 45% and 65% of a person’s tendency toward alcoholism Adoption studies show that alcoholism correlates more strongly with biological parents than adoptive parents There is no single “alcoholism gene.” A recent study found up to 18 genes associated with heavy drinking   If you are among the millions of … Continued

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How long does it take to get clean?

How Long Does It Take to “Get Clean” from Drugs?

Sobriety might seem like a destination, but for true recovery, it’s a lifelong journey. For many people, this journey includes treatment, counseling, and ongoing support through 12-Step meetings, SMART Recovery, or a strong personal network. Knowing the timeline of withdrawal, treatment and long-term recovery can help, especially in the early stages. If you have ever … Continued

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What is “Wet Brain?” Understanding the Long-Term Effects of Alcohol

What Is “Wet Brain” Syndrome? Wet brain, also known as Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, is a form of cognitive impairment caused by a lack of vitamin B1 (thiamine). It primarily affects people who struggle with long-term alcohol use disorder (AUD). Although most people get enough thiamine through the foods they eat, those who struggle with alcohol often … Continued

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Sleeping pills and alcohol

Sleeping Pills and Alcohol: A Dangerous Combination

Have questions about addiction? Call us at 866-278-6311 to speak with a recovery specialist. Many people struggle with getting a quality night’s sleep. In fact, 60 million Americans have trouble getting enough shut-eye. Seeking a literal rest from insomnia, it isn’t uncommon for those battling sleep disorders to turn to medications. When used short-term and … Continued

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Alcohol Withdrawal Timeline

Alcohol Withdrawal Timeline: Symptoms, Treatment and What to Expect

Changing your drinking habits can be a challenge. Here’s what to expect when you eliminate alcohol.   Although each person’s alcohol withdrawal timeline is different, it typically takes  7-10 days to complete detox Because alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be severe, it’s important to detox under supervised medical care The length of time it takes to … Continued

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5 Alcohol Addiction Statistics to Give You Hope

If you’re concerned about a problem with drugs or alcohol, statistics don’t always provide comfort. But sometimes, the numbers are on your side. These five alcohol addiction statistics offer reason for hope: 1. For Every Year in Recovery, Your Chances of Lifelong Sobriety Increase  If you or a loved one is considering alcohol addiction treatment, … Continued

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What You Should Expect from a Comprehensive Alcohol Detox

Millions of people in the country currently have some type of alcohol abuse disorder. As of 2014, almost 87 percent of people ages 18 or older had an alcohol problem at some point in their life. However, the fact remains that only a fraction of those people will ever seek help for their abuse or … Continued

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