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Inpatient Treatment for Alcoholism

Alcohol and Seizures

Does Alcoholism Cause Seizures? Drinking alcohol does not normally cause seizures. Withdrawing from alcohol, however, can cause seizures. There is no definitive cutoff for what amount of alcohol you have to drink to experience withdrawal symptoms that increase the risk of seizures. As a general rule, the longer you have been drinking over time and the more you drink, the higher your risk for developing withdrawal symptoms, which may include seizures. Alcohol and Seizures: Alcohol Causing Seizures Alcohol can cause seizures, but not in the way you think. Small amounts of alcohol or drinking alcohol every once in a while don’t cause seizures. Alcohol causes seizures when a person is going through alcohol withdrawal. Seizures may also occur as a result of alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS), which is the name for the symptoms that occur when heavy drinkers or alcoholics suddenly stop or significantly reduce their alcohol consumption. A seizure is a burst of uncontrolled electrical activity between brain cells or neurons that causes temporary abnormalities like stiffness, twitching, or limpness. Alcohol withdrawal seizures usually occur 6 to 48 hours after the person’s last drink. In addition to symptoms like nausea, vomiting, fatigue, anxiety, and hallucinations, alcohol seizures may also… 

Married to an Alcoholic

Being Married to an Alcoholic Alcohol or drug addiction affects the entire family. Being married to an alcoholic is difficult – and making your marriage work can be even harder. Sometimes referred to as an alcoholic marriage, this unhealthy relationship dynamic takes a tremendous emotional, financial, and physical toll on the spouse as well as the drinker. Not only that, but it often causes irreparable harm to the very relationship itself which is why marriages where someone has an alcohol use disorder (AUD) have higher rates of divorce. A recent review of what has been termed alcohol and the marriage effect [1] concluded that: Alcoholics are less likely to get married than are nonalcoholic If they do get married, it is often earlier or later in the young-adult developmental cycle than nonalcoholic Alcoholics are likely to reduce alcohol use once they are married They are more likely to get divorced than are nonalcoholic Recognizing the signs that your spouse’s drinking habits have gone too far could save both the marriage and their life. Get Your Life Back Find Hope & Recovery. Get Safe Comfortable Detox, Addiction Rehab & Dual Diagnosis High-Quality Care. Early Signs of Alcohol Addiction Alcoholism doesn’t just happen overnight. The process is…