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How Long Can a Hangover Last?

How Long Can a Hangover Last?

Alcohol is the most commonly abused substance in the veteran population. Veterans may abuse alcohol because they are suffering from mental illness or having difficulties adjusting to civilian life. Given that so many servicemembers abuse alcohol, many are likely to suffer from frequent hangovers. As a result, many may wonder, “How long can a hangover...
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hangover fever

Is It a Hangover? Fever, Nausea, and Pain After Alcohol

Alcohol is the most common intoxicant across the world, having a long history of usage in nearly every human culture. Subsequently, feeling sick after drinking is one of the most common ailments in human history, and most people have experienced the dreaded hangover feeling at some point. However, not all hangovers are created equal. Some...
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veteran suicide prevention

Suicide Awareness Month: Looking at Veteran Suicides Per Day

September is National Suicide Awareness Month, a period in which individuals are reminded to reach out to those who are at risk of suicide. During this month, mental health professionals and advocates work to prevent suicide, one conversation at a time. This is important work, since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  (CDC) reports...
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Ambien and Alcohol

Ambien and Alcohol: A Dangerous Combination

Ambien is the brand name of the medication known as zolpidem, which is used to treat insomnia and other sleep disorders. Often referred to as a “downer,” Ambien assists a person’s brain into a state of relaxation, which helps them fall asleep. Many people who suffer from sleep disorders such as insomnia find it difficult...
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Can Alcoholics Ever Drink Again?

Can Alcoholics Ever Drink Again?

Many veterans decide they want to quit drinking. For some, the reasons for quitting may be for their health, or they may simply not enjoy drinking alcohol. For others, however, quitting alcohol becomes a necessity. Specifically, people who find themselves suffering from an alcohol use disorder cannot control when and how much they drink. Left...
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phases of drug dependence

What Are the Stages of Recovery for Veterans?

The substance abuse recovery process looks different for everybody who goes through it, but this is especially true for veterans, who often struggle with co-occurring mental health conditions on top of addiction. So what exactly are the stages of recovery for veterans? Below, we’ll detail all of the stages of recovery for veterans to demonstrate...
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GABA and alcohol

What Is the Connection Between PTSD, GABA, and Alcohol?

Experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in addition to an alcohol addiction is a common occurrence for veterans. What many people don’t know is that there are ways to prevent PTSD symptoms from getting worse.  If you are looking to heal from PTSD and addiction, the trick is to learn about the relationship between the an...
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alcohol vitamin deficiency

Alcohol Vitamin Deficiency in Veterans: Recovery in DeLand, Florida

It’s no secret that many people feel sick after drinking alcohol, but there might be more to that sick feeling after drinking. In cases where people drink large amounts over a long period of time, alcohol vitamin deficiency can appear. And that’s a problem, both because it creates a host of health issues, and because...
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Can the Liver Heal Itself

Can the Liver Heal Itself? | Veteran Alcohol Abuse FAQ in 2021

Alcohol abuse continues to be a serious problem among America’s veterans. Reasons for higher substance abuse rates among military personnel often involve stressors, such as combat training and deployment. Many times this stress results in mental conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and other mental health conditions that damage mental health. In response...
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drug and alcohol addiction

The 5 Most Common Causes of Addiction in Veterans

Drug and alcohol addiction continues to be a serious problem in the United States. In fact, since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people have been struggling to find help for their substance use disorders and are left feeling lost. And for veterans who face unique challenges, finding help can be even...
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