Category Archives: Sober living

Mayo Clinic Minute: Why alcohol and menopause can be a dangerous mix

You may have experienced hot flushes as a symptom of an alcohol hangover. This happens when your blood alcohol concentration levels return to normal. Usually, when you haven’t consumed alcohol, these hot flushes are your body’s signal to cool down. As a result, during a hangover this can cause abnormal changes to your thermoregulatory mechanisms. […]

What Are Sober Living Homes? Are They Problematic?

Detox and residential treatment programs provide addicts with the knowledge and tools needed for living a drug-free existence. These programs operate according to a highly structured treatment model that works to prevent those in recovery from backsliding. While effective, people who complete treatment must be able to apply what they’ve learned within everyday life without […]

The Four Stages of Alcoholism: Pre, Early, Middle, & Late

The former is common, as alcohol causes drowsiness, while the latter is serious and requires immediate medical attention. The euphoric effects of alcohol typically occur with a BAC of around 0.5% to .07%, though it can differ based on the individual and the number of drinks consumed to reach that point. Alcohol intoxication occurs when […]