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Recognizing Long-Term Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol abuse is a severe problem in the United States. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), about 16 million adults in the United States have an alcohol use disorder (AUD). That’s a staggering statistic, and it doesn’t even include underage drinkers or individuals who abuse alcohol but don’t develop AUD.…

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5 Benefits of Medical Detox

Every addiction recovery story begins with detox or purging addictive substances from the body. A medical detox program can significantly ease this initial recovery phase and set a person up for a successful journey to sobriety. At Spokane Fall Recovery Center, we are passionate about helping as many people as possible achieve their addiction-recovery goals…

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What Does the Alcohol Detox Process Look Like?

Alcohol addiction impacts millions of people each year. The prospect can be overwhelming for many people who may want to quit drinking. Fortunately, with the support of a professional alcohol detox program, sobriety is far more attainable, and its benefits can be accessed by anyone willing to enter the program. If you or a loved…

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How to Prepare for Alcohol Detox

Choosing to quit drinking is a life-changing decision, especially when someone suffers from alcohol use disorder (AUD). As with all chemical dependence, the downside of quitting is that you will likely experience withdrawal symptoms. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms range from mild to severe. The alcohol detox center at Spokane Falls Recovery Center offers patients a comfortable…

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What to Look for in a Treatment Center in Spokane

Alcohol and drug abuse and addiction cause significant damage not only in the life of the addicted person but in the lives of their family members. Substance use disorders know no boundaries and affect people across all demographics. Luckily, the many stigmas surrounding substance abuse and addiction have lessened in recent times, as the medical…

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Tips for Choosing a Sober Independence Day Celebration

Independence Day, commonly referred to as the Fourth of July, is the most popularly celebrated holiday in the United States. Declared a federal holiday in 1941, it’s a time of the year that people across the nation come together to celebrate with fireworks, parades, barbecues, and a lot of alcohol. Americans spend more than $1.5…

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How to Have a Sober Summer Vacation

Summertime: the days are long, skies are blue, and fun is in the air. Summer is a time of socialization full of parties, barbecues, concerts, vacations, and hanging out at the lake, pool, or ocean. For most people, alcohol is a central part of summertime activities. For those in recovery from alcohol or drug abuse,…

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Staying Sober on Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed the last Monday in May to honor and mourn American military personnel who have died in the line of duty. Memorial Day is widely considered the unofficial start of summer and is often celebrated with picnics, barbecues, and parties involving alcohol and possibly other substances. These social events…