Category: alcohol treatment

Nurturing Aftercare

Leaving Treatment

When leaving treatment here at AToN Center we think of it as building a plan to protect your investment, your life. We begin planning for departure early on and think of all of the areas of life that need attention. …

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Addiction is not a moral failing - Enjoy Life

Addiction is Not a Moral Failing

February, 2016.  I’m in a bus in the jungles of Mexico on my way to Mayan ruins in Bonampak.  I’m sitting next to a delightful woman who has lived an adventurous exciting life.  She has been scuba diving in the …

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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 …

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Addiction Recovery: When the Cure Seems Worse than the Disease

If you’re scared of going to rehab, you’re not alone. Fear of jumping into a sobriety program can be paralyzing for those who have relied on drugs and alcohol for months or even years. Many of our clients face mixed …

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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, …

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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 …

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Dangers of Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcohol withdrawal is a dangerous condition that can occur in chronic drinkers who abruptly stop or even significantly reduce their alcohol consumption. In general, how severe alcohol withdrawal symptoms become depends on how much and for how long a person …

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Do I Have a Problem with Addiction?

It can be difficult to look in the mirror and admit it.  How do you admit that you’ve got a problem that seems so overwhelming? The stigma of the word, “addiction,” is enough to bury your head in the sand. …

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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 …

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April Is Alcohol Awareness Month

Learn some facts here about alcohol abuse disorder and the facts about the age groups that are affected by alcohol use disorder. Click here to see the beautiful Facilities at AToN Center and call for more information about the Inpatient treatment …

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