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Sober Thanksgiving in Fountain Valley

Are you planning a sober Thanksgiving in Fountain Valley? Many Americans associate Thanksgiving with partying. Families meet for feasting, basketball tournaments, swimming competitions, and the predominant theme of thankfulness. However, holidays can seem to be a big test for sobriety. For people who have gone through rehab, Renaissance Recovery, CA admits that get-togethers can also…

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Long-Term Effects of Alcohol Use

The impact that alcohol has on the body begins the moment you take your first drink. Continual consumption beyond what the body is prepared to handle — particularly binge drinking — leads to a steady physical decline that affects nearly every part of your body. Long-term side effects of alcohol can include behavioral changes, dependence,…

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Can You Die from Alcohol Withdrawal?

Although life-threatening alcohol withdrawal is rare, it does happen. There are occasions when alcohol addiction is so severe that the body responds in a way that causes heart failure or other medical complications. In essence, when you stop drinking, you are suddenly discontinuing the substance that your mind and body have been dependent upon for…

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7 Ways to Participate in National Recovery Month

September is a unique month for members of the recovery communities nationwide because it is National Recovery Month. The month recognizes individuals on the road to recovery from substance use and emphasizes the integral role of behavioral health in overall health. It also builds awareness for those who still require professional addiction treatment. At Renaissance…

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Treatment Options for Alcoholism

Much has been written about alcohol addiction treatment largely because there is no one solution that’s right for everyone. For alcoholics, this can be especially frustrating because they’re looking for a one-stop-shop and a quick remedy. The simple fact of the matter is that addiction doesn’t happen overnight and as such, there’s no overnight cure.…