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  • The Cognitive Recovery of an Alcoholic

    The Cognitive Recovery of an Alcoholic

    Excessive alcohol consumption over a long period of time is known to cause significant brain damage and even cognitive illnesses such as dementia. People that suffer from alcoholism tend to experience the worst consequences of alcohol on the brain and may show serious cognitive impairment.

  • Does Kombucha Present a Threat To Alcoholics In Recovery?

    Does Kombucha Present a Threat To Alcoholics In Recovery?

    Kombucha is a beverage that has grown in popularity over the last several years. Hailed by many as a health miracle, kombucha is a probiotic that is made of fermented mushrooms. Many people regularly drink the beverage as part of a health regimen because of the fact that it may aid in digestion and help with things like headaches and skin clarity.

  • The Stages of Recovery for an Alcoholic

    The Stages of Recovery for an Alcoholic

    Once a person struggling with addiction makes the decision to enter recovery, they must face a long and often difficult journey. Recovery does not happen overnight and everyone experiences the process differently depending on their background and the severity of addiction.

  • Breaking Down Gender Specific Challenges for Women in Addiction Treatment

    Breaking Down Gender Specific Challenges for Women in Addiction Treatment

    Women and men are different in more than just biological ways. The differences between men and women can affect the way they communicate and connect with one another. Because women have certain psychological differences than men, their specific needs can bring up issues when they are receiving addiction treatment.

  • Where to Turn When Your Solution of Alcohol Stops Working

    Where to Turn When Your Solution of Alcohol Stops Working

    When life gets overwhelming people often look to drinking as their stress reliever and consume alcohol as an escape from their problems. Drinking becomes a cycle as they look for temporary relief but never quite resolve what is bothering them.

  • 5 Most Dangerous Places For A Person In Recovery

    5 Most Dangerous Places For A Person In Recovery

    Avoiding relapse can be difficult, especially during early recovery. When a person has undergone treatment for drug or alcohol abuse or addiction, then he or she should be careful about the environments in which he or she resides to avoid temptation and relapse.

  • British Think Tank Proposing Alcohol Tax Dedicated to Funding Rehab

    British Think Tank Proposing Alcohol Tax Dedicated to Funding Rehab

    Alcohol abuse and addiction is a serious problem around the world, and alcohol causes 3.3 million deaths every year around the world. Alcohol is not the only substance abuse problem, with about 15.3 million people suffering from drug use disorders around the world.

  • The Correlation of Alcohol Abuse and Depression

    The Correlation of Alcohol Abuse and Depression

    Alcoholism is a disease that is complex and often difficult to treat because of the fact that it can have so many causes. When a person is addicted to alcohol, their brain's reward center becomes so accustomed to receiving the pleasurable feelings associated with consuming alcohol that the brain becomes entirely fixated on drinking.

  • Changing Denial Into Rational Thought

    Changing Denial Into Rational Thought

    Denial is one of the biggest impediments to overcoming addiction. In order to seek treatment, a person must admit that there is a problem. Too often, drug addicts and alcoholics get stuck believing that they do not have a problem; that they can stop any time they want, rather than recognizing that they need help to overcome a drinking or drug abuse problem.

  • 5 Truths Learned In Treatment

    5 Truths Learned In Treatment

    Many of the elements of an addiction treatment program focus on looking inwards to learn more about oneself. Therefore, when you undergo a treatment programs, you typically learn important truths about yourself, and life.

  • 5 Truths Learned In Treatment

    5 Truths Learned In Treatment

    Many of the elements of an addiction treatment program focus on looking inwards to learn more about oneself. Therefore, when you undergo a treatment programs, you typically learn important truths about yourself, and life.

  • The Truth about the Difficulties of Teen Sobriety

    The Truth about the Difficulties of Teen Sobriety

     Adolescence is the period of time when children under the age of 18 are most likely to start experimenting with drugs or alcohol. Although parents may encourage young teens to stay sober, it may be hard for them to avoid temptation in their social environment.

  • My Chemical Romance Frontman Gerard Way Talks Openly About His Relapse

    My Chemical Romance Frontman Gerard Way Talks Openly About His Relapse

    Rock stars and musicians are infamous for having drug and alcohol problems, which is one of the reasons behind the famous mantra "sex, drugs and rock and roll." However, musicians are not the only celebrities to make headlines due to their drug or alcohol abuse, a stint in rehab, or even a death caused by drugs or alcohol.

  • 5 Ways To Avoid Depression In Recovery

    5 Ways To Avoid Depression In Recovery

    It is not uncommon for people recovering from addiction to deal with some symptoms of depression and anxiety as they go through the early phases of rehab. In a lot of cases, substance abuse becomes a way for an addict to escape from existing problems with depression and abstaining from alcohol and drug use can make their symptoms come back worse than ever before.

  • Can Binge Drinking Be Reduced By Stringent Alcohol Laws?

    Can Binge Drinking Be Reduced By Stringent Alcohol Laws?

    Alcohol abuse is a serious problem that poses a very real threat to minors each year. Annually, 4,300 minors die from alcohol related causes, and countless others suffer serious injury or other major problems as a result of their excessive drinking.

  • Gospel Musician Joseph Habedank Opens up about his Addiction

    Gospel Musician Joseph Habedank Opens up about his Addiction

    Fans of the Christian gospel music group The Perrys were surprised when lead singer Joseph Habedank stepped away from the group last year under what seemed like mysterious circumstances. Fans of The Perrys were particularly surprised because of the fact that Habedank's resignation came on the heels of a very trying year for his bandmate, who had recently suffered from a stroke.

  • 5 Healthy Habits To Have In Recovery

    5 Healthy Habits To Have In Recovery

    Quitting alcohol or drug addiction can be one of the hardest choices to make because it is more than just abstinence; it is a life changing decision. Recovery is a chance for addicts to focus not only on avoiding substance abuse but also reshaping their entire life to move toward better health in both physical and mental ways.

  • 4 Reasons Why An Alcoholic Needs To Find Their Own Bottom

    4 Reasons Why An Alcoholic Needs To Find Their Own Bottom

    Watching an alcoholic struggle with alcohol addiction and the many negative effects it has on their life can be a very frustrating and terrifying process for the loved ones of an alcoholic. Addiction is a very dangerous disease for many reasons, not least of which is the fact that when a person is addicted to alcohol they often engage in behaviors that place them in jeopardy.

  • Treating Chronic Pain In Opioid Addicted Patients

    Treating Chronic Pain In Opioid Addicted Patients

    Opioid addiction is one of the fastest growing diseases in the country. Each year, thousands of people face addiction to prescription painkillers or heroin, which is made from the same substance as painkillers like vicodin. Opiates are a highly addictive drug that also carry with them serious risks for overdose and other severe health issues.

  • Chinese Boy’s Alcohol Addiction A Scary Reality

    Chinese Boy’s Alcohol Addiction A Scary Reality

    Proving that no one is too young to suffer from alcoholism, Cheng Cheng, a two year old boy in China has sparked quite a bit of concern after pictures of him drinking alcohol have surfaced. The boy's parents, who are under investigation by local authorities, report that he is in fact addicted to alcohol, and that he can drink as much as a bottle of beer without any noticeable effects.

  • An Explanation Of Alcoholic Delirium Tremens

    An Explanation Of Alcoholic Delirium Tremens

    Alcohol is considered by many addiction experts to be one of the most difficult
    to withdraw from. For this reason, it is always advised that a person who is addicted to alcohol go through the process of detoxing while under the supervision of a qualified medical staff.

  • Health Canada Changes Labeling for Prescription Narcotics

    Health Canada Changes Labeling for Prescription Narcotics

    As prescription drug abuse and addiction continues to be a growing problem that plagues states across the U.S.A., many state and local governments have taken steps to attempt to reduce the number of people suffering major health risks and even death as a result of dependence on pills like opiates. It seems that the U.S.'s neighbor to the north, Canada, is the most recent region to take a strong stand in the fight against prescription drug addiction.

  • Drug Addicted Adolescents At Great Risk Of Physical Consequences

    Drug Addicted Adolescents At Great Risk Of Physical Consequences

    Addiction is a serious disease that can truly devastate the life of the person who is caught in its grasp. When a person is addicted to drugs or alcohol, their mind and body suffer serious consequences that can even be fatal if a person continues down the path of drug use.

  • Physical Dependence On Alcohol Creates Wreckage

    Physical Dependence On Alcohol Creates Wreckage

    Alcoholism is a serious disease that causes major damage to virtually every part of a person’s physical, mental, and emotional health. When a person becomes addicted to alcohol, their brain’s reward center becomes accustomed to experiencing the pleasurable effects of alcohol and actual rewires the neurons of the brain so that it is completely focused on finding and using more alcohol.

  • Supporting Somebody In Recovery

    Supporting Somebody In Recovery

    One of the most important tools in any recovering addict’s life is a strong support system that can help them through difficult times and encourage them to keep working toward their goals so that they can live a healthy and sober life.

  • Alcohol And Energy Drink Combo Increases Desire For More

    Alcohol And Energy Drink Combo Increases Desire For More

    Energy drinks have been paired with alcoholic beverages almost since their inceptions. These drinks, which are often carbonated and sugary, also contain high amounts of caffeine and B12, which make them a potent force for energy.

  • Vermont is Now Treating Heroin Abuse as a “Health Issue”

    Vermont is Now Treating Heroin Abuse as a “Health Issue”

    As heroin abuse and addiction continues to be a rampant problem that threatens the health, well being, and livelihood of countless individuals, governments, health institutions, parents, and educators alike, along with local law enforcement agencies, are struggling to find the solutions that will lead to real change in the number of people who suffer from hospitalization or death as a result of heroin addiction. In recent years, addiction to this lethal and highly addictive drug as skyrocketed at such a pace that it is considered an epidemic.

  • 5 Tips On How To Handle Alcoholism And Depression

    5 Tips On How To Handle Alcoholism And Depression

    Alcoholism and depression are what are often referred to as co-occurring disorders because many people who suffer from alcohol addiction also suffer from depression, and being depressed may put a person at higher risk for alcoholism and depression can be a major trigger for drinking.

  • NY Legislation To Improve Treatment For Heroin And Opioid Addiction

    NY Legislation To Improve Treatment For Heroin And Opioid Addiction

    New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo addressed what has been described by many as a rampant heroin epidemic on June 24, 2014. Heroin and opiate overdoses have rapidly become one of the most fast-growing causes of death in recent years, and many regions are struggling with ways in which this dangerous problem may be addressed.

  • Are Stressed Out Parents Getting Addicted By Mistake?

    Are Stressed Out Parents Getting Addicted By Mistake?

    Any parent knows that raising children is one of the hardest jobs that anyone could ever have. There is no question that with parenting comes a tremendous amount of stressors, but are parents dealing with stress in an unhealthy way?

  • Child Development Problems A Result Of Pre-Pregnancy Drinking

    Child Development Problems A Result Of Pre-Pregnancy Drinking

    Most women are well-aware that drinking during pregnancy can put their child at risk for developing fetal alcohol syndrome and other birth defects. However, new research indicates that even pre-pregnancy drinking can also lead to certain developmental problems especially if the mother struggles with addiction or binge drinking.

  • Suspended Cleveland Brown’s Josh Gordon Learning Accountability

    Suspended Cleveland Brown’s Josh Gordon Learning Accountability

    Josh Gordon, who plays as a receiver for the Cleveland Browns has been served a strong dose of reality after a recent decision from the NFL has ruled that he is to serve a season-long suspension from the NFL after failing yet another drug test and testing positive for marijuana. This is not the first time the All-Pro player has tested positive for the drug. In fact, during his career he has tested positive for marijuana a whopping seventy times.

  • Does Social Anxiety Lead To Alcohol Use and Abuse?

    Does Social Anxiety Lead To Alcohol Use and Abuse?

    A number of mental health problems are associated with alcohol addiction and social anxiety is no exception. People with social anxiety can be particularly prone problem drinking because alcohol is commonly used to loosen up in social situations.

  • A Fine Line Separates those Who Use and Abuse Prescription Drugs

    A Fine Line Separates those Who Use and Abuse Prescription Drugs

    According to a 2008 survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 52 million people in the U.S. have used a prescription drug for a nonmedical purpose at least once. Thus, the misuse of prescription drugs is something a large group of people has engaged in, and it's growing.

  • The Struggle Of Drinking To Not Feel

    The Struggle Of Drinking To Not Feel

    One of the main reason that people who are addicted to alcohol or any other drug use is that they are attempting to numb feelings of some kind. The degree to which a person is drinking to numb their feelings may vary, but must instances of alcoholism are due at least in part to a desire not to feel emotions that may be uncomfortable, such as anger, sadness, loneliness, or inadequacy, just to name a few.

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