Alcohol Related Emergency Department Visits On the Rise

Alcohol-Related Emergency Department Visits on the Rise in California

Across the country, emergency departments (EDs) have experienced greater influxes of alcohol-related incidents, including incidents that result in patients being admitted to the hospital for further treatment. Each year EDs find themselves dealing with critical and noncritical cases alike. One of the most common reasons to visit an ED, for example, is chest pain. Nevertheless, amidst …

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What Are the Benefits To Quitting Drinking

Benefits To Quitting Drinking

Table of Contents The Benefits of Quitting Drinking: Living Out a Healthier LifeWhat Does an Alcohol Use Disorder Look Like?Understanding the Health Risks of Heavy Alcohol ConsumptionMaking a Change: Deciding To Quit DrinkingLearn About the Benefits of Quitting AlcoholBetter-Looking Skin (Look Younger!)Get Better Quality SleepAchieve a Healthier WeightReap Mental Health BenefitsSave MoneyImprove NutritionLower Risk of …

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Drugs That Cause Dilated Pupils

Most people are usually familiar with what dilated pupils are, and chances are you are as well! When you were younger you might have shone a flashlight into one of your eyes and watched your pupil shrink before moving the light away and watching it dilate again. You might also recall your most recent visit to …

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Codependency in Recovery

Getting Through Recovery With Codependent Relationships Recovery is a journey that can have ups and downs every day. Each day in recovery is something that requires a patient’s strength and the ability to count on support from caring treatment staff. Perhaps most overlooked is just how important strong, positive relationships with family and friends are …

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Food for Thought: Can Nutrition Change Our Mental Health?

There are many benefits for long term residential treatment when considering recovery options. Many people struggling with addiction are often faced with options for getting addiction treatment including one-on-one counseling, medically assisted treatment, outpatient or intensive outpatient, and inpatient addiction treatment or residential rehab.  While each individual is unique and the various options for addiction …

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