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Alcohol and the Elderly

Alcohol and the Elderly

As a person ages, they are faced with many major life changing events and some of these may lead to excessive drinking and include: Empty nest syndrome Financial difficulties Deteriorating health Loss of friendships due to moves Health complications or death Deteriorating health conditions (cardiovascular disease, vision/hearing loss and diabetes) Traumatic events,...

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Alcohol Psychology and Depression

Alcohol is a Depressant

Alcohol depresses the function of the Central Nervous System (CNS) when alcohol it is abused.  The CNS is the main control center of the body and is made up of the brain and spinal cord—it takes in information, organizes it, and then provides instructions for...

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Stages of Recovery

The progression of alcoholism and addiction usually passes through several declining stages before an individual makes the decision to enter treatment. What might have started as a path to increase socialization and well-being often can lead to a solitary and lonely existence. This isolation can even...

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Dangers of Alcohol Withdrawal

[caption id="attachment_4183" align="alignleft" width="258"] Nelsan Ellis, acclaimed actor on the HBO series “True Blood”, died of heart failure stemming from symptoms of alcohol withdrawal[/caption] Alcohol withdrawal is a dangerous condition that can occur in chronic drinkers who abruptly stop or even significantly reduce their alcohol consumption....

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Alcohol and Depression

Alcohol is a depressant, it slows down the function of the Central Nervous System (CNS). When abused, alcohol can: Cause short-term memory loss Cause confusion Effect coordination Effect vision Cause slurred speech Cause a lack of sleep Slow or stop the heart Slow or stop breathing Cause unconsciousness Cause seizures Result in coma or death To function...

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