Risks associated with going cold turkey for alcohol addiction

Risks associated with going cold turkey for alcohol addiction

The sudden demise of actor Nelsan Ellis, known for his association with HBO’s “True Blood,” in July 2017, sent shock waves all over. Known as a kind and live wire person, Ellis reportedly died due to a heart failure, a consequence of an alcohol withdrawal symptom that developed due to self-detox attempt at quitting alcohol through cold turkey approach. Like Ellis, millions of people across the United States attempt quitting alcohol by adopting a cold turkey approach, without realizing that it can become life threatening. Continue reading

Removing the barriers to attain sobriety from alcohol addiction

Removing the barriers to attain sobriety from alcohol addiction

Accounts of innumerable users have vividly described the multifaceted hurdles standing in the way of patients recovering from alcohol. These obstacles range from financial constraints to intense cravings that keep the fear of relapse intact. With growing number of users falling prey to alcohol, particularly youngsters, it has become necessary to spread adequate awareness about drinking before little knowledge becomes a dangerous thing. Continue reading