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Helping a Family Member With Alcoholism

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How Do You Help Someone Who Can't Stop Drinking? When someone you love is ill, you want to guide them toward getting treatment. Helping a family member with alcoholism is no different. A disease is a health condition that can harm wellness,…
alcohol and mental health

Ways Alcohol Can Affect Your Mental Health

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Many people enjoy a drink or two after a long day or when socializing with friends. Alcohol can certainly lighten the mood in many scenarios. While a few drinks here and there aren’t overly concerning, many people consume too much alcohol. Living…
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The Connection Between Bipolar and Alcohol Abuse

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While the association between a mood disorder and co-occurring alcoholism is well established, the most prevalent dual diagnosis is the one involving bipolar disorder and alcohol. Although the science behind this particular comorbidity isn’t…
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Skyrocketing Online Purchases of Alcohol and Increased Drinking During Coronavirus

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In the early days of the coronavirus stay-at-home orders, it kind of took on a sense of one big vacation party. People were suddenly thrust into isolation with little time to prepare psychologically—or practically—for the adventure that…
Addiction Recovery Quotes

57 Addiction Recovery Quotes and Sayings to Live By

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Introduction Many of us in the recovery world collect addiction recovery quotes and sayings like other people collect snow globes or stamps. If you have been in recovery for a while you might notice yourself remembering a saying that you heard…
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4 Effects of Alcohol on Your Heart

When speculating about the damage that alcohol does to the body, the kidneys are usually the first organ that comes to mind. Alcohol does greatly reduce kidney functionality, but there are more than 200 alcohol-induced diseases, and many of…
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Depression and Alcoholism: Co-Occurring Disorders

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There are many reasons why individuals suffer from alcoholism, and genetics, environmental factors and mental health issues are just a few explanations. Co-occurring disorders occur when an individual suffers from both a mental health issue…
How Alcohol Affects the Brain

How Alcohol Affects the Brain

Alcohol has a powerful physical effect on the body. It alters more than just mood, though—alcohol abuse is capable of physically changing how the brain functions. If exposed to alcohol repeatedly, the brain will rewire itself, altering how…
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ADD and Alcohol Addiction

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When we hear the term attention deficiency disorder (ADD) the first thing that usually comes to mind is a hyperactive 6-year-old boy struggling to focus on his schoolwork. ADD has been on the radar since the 1980s when formal diagnosis and the…
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Alcohol Withdrawal and Blood Pressure Risks

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Alcohol dependency creeps in stealthily, like a thief in the night. What might have begun as an evening relaxation ritual slowly encroached into your daily life. As tolerance to the effects of the alcohol increased, higher consumption seemed…