The 3 Great Things That Happen When You Quit Drinking

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When you quit drinking, you open up your things to a whole lot of health benefits. Let’s take a closer look.

We all know the benefits of cutting back on alcohol, but staying sober for a long time can significantly improve your brain function and decrease your risk of cancer.

Let’s take a closer look at the 2 great things that happen to you when you quit drinking.  Read More

Social Drinker, Alcohol Abuser, or Alcoholic: Which One Are You?

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Social drinker, alcohol abuser, and alcoholic. These are the three main categories of a drinker. While most people can drink occasionally without falling into the trap of abuse and addiction, there are those who have a harder time handling their booze. Read More

10 Ways Addiction Damages the Family

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Addiction damages not just the addict, but also the family and the community. Here, let’s take a look at the ways addiction

Addiction is a disease that doesn’t only affect individuals, but also their families. When people compulsively abuse drugs and alcohol and is dependent on them, the behaviors and consequences of these have an impact with the family. And the effects can, more often than not, be tragic.  Read More

5 Signs You’re Addicted to Toxic Relationships

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Toxic relationships can leave you physically, mentally, and emotionally drained. Here are 5 signs you’re addicted to toxic relationships and how you can break this bad habit.

When it’s great, it’s great. And when it’s bad, it’s really bad. That could be how you would describe toxic relationships. And guest what–there are people who are addicted to this kind of relationship. The tragic part is, they may not even realize it. Read More

Weekend Binge Drinking: When Happy Hour Becomes a Problem

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How healthy is your weekend binge drinking habit? Find out here.

So you only drink on weekends. And when there are occasions. And sometimes on weekdays, too. It all sounds so harmless, but is it really?  Read More

Alcohol and Dementia: What You Should Know

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Alcohol has a wide range of negative effects on your health, both short and long term. Aside from an increased chance of developing cancer, excessive alcohol consumption can also cause a wide range of heart and liver problems.

However, alcohol doesn’t just negatively affect the body. It can also have terrible repercussions on the supposedly normal functions of your brain. Any mental or psychological dysfunctions can be magnified by regular drinking. Furthermore, it can even make dementia much worse. Read More

Perilous Pairs: 5 Common Disorders with Addiction

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There are common disorders that come with addiction. After all, addiction doesn’t come on its own. Worse than a thief in the night, it’s accompanied by its friends, feeding off on each other, with only destruction–and even death–in their wake.

You may not be fully aware of it, but there are certain health conditions that come in pairs. One condition often leads to the other, vice versa, or just occur together. For example, once you get diagnosed with diabetes, heart disease often follows. Allergies often come with asthma, and in the same vein, a cold often comes with cough and flu.

The same can be said when it comes to addiction. There are certain mental health disorders that accompany substance abuse, in what are collectively called co-occurring disorders. Read More

5 Things That Happen When You Quit Alcohol

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Making the decision to quit alcohol is not that easy, especially when it’s an inherent part of your weekends, and generally your lifestyle.

Maybe your one bottle of beer has turned to a bucket, or a glass of wine has turned to a bottle. Whatever it is, you may have noticed how you’ve been drinking more than intended–and you have the paunch to prove it.  Read More

VIDEO: How Alcohol Affects Your Body

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Alcohol has become a deep-rooted part of our culture and traditions. It’s part of many celebrations, so no wonder it’s normalized and even encouraged in some situations. Read More

Are You a Dry Drunk? Here’s What to Do

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If you have recently quit drinking or using drugs, then you probably are struggling. After all, being sober and leading a clean lifestyle after years of substance abuse isn’t a walk in the park.

However, if you’ve been sober or are in recovery but still feel like you’re barely holding on, then you could be a dry drunk. Your family might feel like they’re walking on thin ice around you and as for you, you’re always angry and irritable. Read More