If you are in early recovery for a drug or alcohol addiction chances are your body has seen better days. In active addiction, most people pay little attention to nutrition and exercise, leading to eventual vitamin deficiencies, a depleted immune system, and a paunchy physique as time and energy was diverted toward acquiring, using, and […]

Alcohol abuse, alcohol addiction, alcohol dependency—with so many terms referencing an alcohol use disorder it may make the actual definition of alcoholism seem murky and confusing.  In reality, alcoholism is a complex substance use disorder with various features that help define the severity of the problem, or whether the alcohol use, although excessive, even reaches […]

As wonderful as it may seem to spend a week relaxing at a luxury detox center, especially one that is located in a gorgeous, tranquil setting, the hard reality is that detox serves a serious, and potentially life-saving, purpose.  The high-end trappings do indeed make the detox mission more comfortable, for sure. Private rooms, a […]

It is widely understood that people with an alcohol dependency who want to enter recovery should undergo a medically supervised detox. There is good reason for this guidance, as alcohol detox and withdrawal can produce highly unpredictable, even dangerous, symptoms. A medical detox is monitored by trained detox specialists who are prepared to intervene should […]

For some in recovery for alcoholism the effort to stay sober is akin to swimming upstream, using every fiber of your being to work against the strong current that threatens to pull you right back downstream into drinking.  Someone with a long history of heavy alcohol consumption, who has become chemically dependent on it, may […]

You hear about hitting bottom.  In fact, you might even believe that your bottom is now, that this is the time to get some help.  Maybe your job is in jeopardy, or your marriage.  Maybe your finances have taken a beating due to drug use.  Or maybe you recognize signs of deteriorating health.  Each person […]

High-level executives encounter excessive levels of stress on a daily, hourly basis.  Chronic exposure to high stress can often result in the use of alcohol as a means of relieving the pressures of the job.  Eventually, this daily habit of self-medicating with alcohol can develop into addiction or dependence, becoming a threat to health, career, […]

A common trait among successful executives is their ability to quantify actionable steps towards achieving a business goal.  In that same way, looking at getting help for an alcohol or drug problem a busy professional can best process it in chunks. A defined time commitment, such as completing the detoxification phase of recover in the […]

Most executives understand the benefits of expediency.  Time is money, as they say, so completing tasks or projects in a timely manner is beneficial to the bottom line.  Well, a similar case can be made for rehab.  Busy professionals may find it difficult to commit to a long term rehab when treatment is needed for […]

Examining the Stages of Alcohol Detox and Withdrawal When considering treatment for an alcohol addiction one of the biggest deterrents to following through is the fear of going through the detox process. Alcohol detoxification involves a period of about 5-7 days following cessation of drinking when the toxins related to alcohol are purged from the […]