A surprising new tool in the battle against addiction may be available at your local grocery store. The food you choose to eat during recovery can make a big difference in how you feel from day to day. The reason is dopamine, the chemical produced in the brain that creates pleasant feelings.
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You may have heard many people comment on the anxious feelings they have after a night of particularly heavy drinking and attributed it to a particularly bad hangover, or else guilt over their behavior the previous night.
An addict often has no notion of how much their behavior has an effect on their family. They may be so deep in denial that they refuse to acknowledge that their addiction is hurting their loved ones.
There are a number of ways in which drinking heavily is harmful to you, including your physical health. The good news is that as you spend more time in sobriety, your body will repair itself so that you can begin to become healthier. Here are just some of the ways that abstaining from alcohol will help you function better, in all areas of your health.
Addiction is something that affects people from every walk of life imaginable. Rich or poor, urban or rural, and within every religion, ethnicity, and race imaginable, there are people who have struggled with addiction, and found a way to recovery.