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Possible New Alcohol Withdrawal Treatment

Possible New Alcohol Withdrawal Treatment

Some 20 million Americans suffer from alcoholism or alcohol use disorder. And the problem has only intensified during the pandemic. One of the significant challenges to recovering from an addiction to alcohol and many drugs is withdrawal. That's what happens to your body when an addictive substance is removed from…

Drinking and Brain Health

Drinking and Brain Health

With so many American's battling addiction to alcohol (20 million-plus as of this writing), many in the medical community have been anxious to better understand alcohol's long-term effects on the brain. In a new paper in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), researchers from Australia and the U.K. offer interesting insights[i]…

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Teams Up with Aware Recovery Care

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Teams Up with Aware Recovery Care

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has just announced a new initiative designed to provide additional support to members living with substance use disorder. The company has contracted with Aware Recovery Care to offer qualifying Blue Cross members a best-in-class, in-home addiction treatment program designed to promote long-term recovery while…

Possible New Treatment for Alcohol Withdrawal

Possible New Treatment for Alcohol Withdrawal

Anyone who's gone through alcohol withdrawal knows that process can be challenging. Symptoms can include the following (courtesy of WebMD): Mild Symptoms: "Mild symptoms usually show up as early as 6 hours after you put down your glass. They can include: Anxiety Shaky hands Headache Nausea Vomiting Insomnia Sweating More…

Dangers of Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy

Dangers of Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy

For most of human history, little was known about the effects of alcohol consumption on fetal and child development. That began to change in 1973 with the publication of Recognition of the fetal alcohol syndrome in early infancy in the journal Lancet. That paper coined the term “fetal alcohol syndrome,”…

Can New Genetic Test Help in the Battle Against Alcoholism?

Can New Genetic Test Help in the Battle Against Alcoholism?

Twenty million Americans struggle with alcohol abuse. Another 65 million report recent episodes of binge drinking. Eighty-eight thousand U.S. citizens die annually from the effects of alcoholism. Roughly eight percent of those with alcohol abuse syndrome seek treatment – and of those, only 20% receive medication-assisted treatment. Why is that…

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