Passing Out From Alcohol Intoxication: Why It’s No Laughing Matter

Passing Out From Alcohol Intoxication: Why It’s No Laughing Matter
In most cases, a drunken night will end with only a hangover. However, the casual approach to drinking alcohol in our society can make it easy to downplay the effects of drinking too much. One of the potential dangers of drinking too much is passing out. If a person passes out from drinking too much alcohol, it is a symptom of alcohol poisoning and can be very dangerous.
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Alcohol Blacking Out And The Dangers

Alcohol Blacking Out And The Dangers

Blacking Out
It is a period of alcohol-induced amnesia in which the person actively engaging in some different activities such as:

talking
walking
singing but doesn’t remember even doing so

Blacking out involves memory loss due to alcohol or drug abuse, taking up an abusive amount of what is beyond the limitation of a person. It is usually associated with binge drinking, which means the consumption of an excessive amount of alcohol in a short […]

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Why Addicts Lie? Most Common Reason

Why Addicts Lie? Most Common Reason

Addiction is a serious illness that can destroy lives. What many people don’t realize though, is just how much it can affect those around the person with the addiction too. As the addict engages in more and more risk-taking behavior and goes to lengths to cover up the extent of their addiction, this can drive loved ones away and leave them in a constant state of stress and worry.
The hardest […]

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Alcoholics and the Blame Game

Alcoholics and the Blame Game

Blame is a word that ends up getting thrown around a lot within the context of addiction, especially addiction to drugs and alcohol; it’s a concept that gets thrown around even more, and the truth is that the supposed “blame game” and an addiction to drugs or alcohol can go well together.
But why? What is it that means alcoholics shift the blame around to everyone else that does not include […]

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Why is Staying Present So Important?

Why is Staying Present So Important?

Nobody ever said that addiction recovery was going to be an easy process – but there are ways to make the recovery process easier. Starting with the first steps to addiction recovery is half the battle, although there are many recovering addicts who worry about either going back to their past or about what might happen to their future.
One of the most important things a recovering addict can learn how […]

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Is Cross-Addiction Actually a Thing?

Is Cross-Addiction Actually a Thing?

What is cross-addiction? Is it a real condition? The short answer is, yes. Cross addiction has an official medical term – Addiction Interaction Disorder, and it describes when an individual has more than one interlinked addiction.
The most common cross addictions are with drugs and alcohol. For instance, an alcoholic might be out for a drink, and someone offers them a bump of cocaine. The alcoholic who is typically feeling slow […]

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Don F., Omaha

I am honored to give my recommendation to those considering “I Got Sober” and sincerely hope this helps others. I knew immediately I had found the program for me the first time I spoke to Leo, because he had been through it. There was no BS and it was just an open and honest discussion from the heart, and something about it just told me he ‘got me’ in a way […]

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Making Amends vs I’m Sorry: Recovery Difference

Making Amends vs I’m Sorry: Recovery Difference

The best way to illustrate the practical difference between making amends vs I’m sorry is by using what we’ll call the restaurant analogy. Let’s imagine that you are visiting a fancy restaurant. You order a big, juicy, rare steak – and you’ve been looking forward to this steak for months by the time you get a chance to sit down at the restaurant for a booking.
When it’s time for your […]

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Abstinence & Recovery

Abstinence & Recovery

Words carry a lot of power, especially to anyone who has battled substance, gambling or sex addiction. Most support groups are aware of how certain things can turn people right back to a relapse, and how some “trigger words” can entice addiction back to life and are best avoided in the context of therapy and support networks.
Are you a recovering addict, or are you committed to be an abstaining one […]

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Kelly J.L. Raleigh, NC

The decision to reach out for help is hard, embarrassing, and extremely difficult. When I was introduced to Leo, he immediately took me under his care and has been devoted to my recovery ever since. Working with IGotSober is one of the best decisions I have ever made. Leo helped me find the right resources for medical care that immediately sent my road to recovery in the right direction.
I’ve been […]

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