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Help for Alcohol Addiction on National Screening Day

National Alcohol Screening Day is April 11, 2021. It is a day to bring awareness and help men and women struggling with alcohol addiction and dependence to get help. There is no doubt that those with addiction need help, but many people using alcohol fail to recognize that they are at risk. If you are…

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Mental Illness and Addiction: Exploring the Connection

More and more experts are seeing a lot of overlap between the conditions. In fact, about 9.2 million people in the United States struggle with mental health and addiction, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Unfortunately, despite the growing prevalence of these co-occurring disorders (also known as dual diagnosis or co-morbid…

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What Is Alcohol Dementia?

When someone drinks alcohol excessively, it can lead to issues like alcohol dementia. Over time, alcohol consumption can lead to mental and physical damage. Alcohol-induced dementia is a kind of cognitive decline that will eventually make normal life impossible. Once this condition takes hold, it is impossible to reverse the damage. Does Alcohol Dementia Exist?…

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My Husband Is an Alcoholic

Saying “my husband is an alcoholic” can be incredibly difficult, whether you say it to another person or you only admit it to yourself. After all, this is the man you promised to love in sickness and in health. You’ve pictured the two of you growing old together. Watching his health suffer as his drinking…

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Is Alcohol a Drug?

To answer the question “is alcohol a drug?” we first have to define what a drug is. A drug is any substance that has physiological effects on the body. By that definition, alcohol is definitely a drug. Although it is legal and a socially accepted substance in the United States, it is still just as…

the connection between cannabis use and alcohol problems

Cannabis Use & Alcohol Problems: New Study Finds Connection

As marijuana continues to find legal and social acceptance throughout the nation, researchers are trying to determine the potential public health consequences. A new study from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health has yielded evidence that there is a significant link between cannabis use and the development of alcohol use disorder (AUD). Cannabis Increases…

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Tips To Keep Your Holiday Eating In Balance

If you are a young adult in recovery from disordered eating, you may be wary of the approaching holiday celebrations. How will you be able to face the abundance of food and drink? How will you cope with the scrutiny of concerned relatives? How will you resist slipping back into unhealthy behaviors? Use These 5…

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Is Your Family History A Guide To Treatment?

One size does not fit all when it comes to alcohol and addiction treatment. You are an individual, and the treatment model that works for you will be based on your unique characteristics and experiences. Addiction counselors and clinicians are learning; however, that a look into your family history can provide valuable clues to the…

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Think Twice Before Lighting Up During Rehab

For young people working their way through addiction treatment, a smoking habit may seem like the “lesser of evils.” Not so. In addition to cancer and disease risk associated with cigarettes, a recent study now shows that smoking actually increases the risk for relapse among recovering alcoholics. “Quitting smoking will improve anyone’s health. But our…