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    What Do They Mean When They Call Alcohol a Depressant?

    Alcohol is the most widely used and consumed drug in the entire world. Alcohol is all around us, and many times our society conditions us to view alcohol as a fun party boosting activity. Unfortunately, alcohol consumption can become excessive and eventually lead people down a dark path.    Wi…Read More

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    Life Gets Better When You’re Sober

    It can almost seem impossible to imagine a life without alcohol when you’ve been living in a life where alcohol is at the center of your world. You’ve said it so many times before, “This is my last drink”, but sadly that is not usually the case. If you’ve been looking for an alcohol treatm…Read More

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    The Effects of Alcoholism on Society

    The effects of alcoholism go far beyond the individual suffering from alcoholic dependence. When a person has a problem with alcohol it can affect a wide range of people, including their spouse, family, and even their children. It can also have a large impact on their community, workplace, and socie…Read More

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    The Physical Effects of Alcohol

    We’re all aware of the effects that alcohol has on your brain. The impaired judgment, blurry vision, and slower motor skills are all common effects of alcohol than adults are, for the most part, very familiar with. However, it's important to look at the physical effects that alcohol can have on yo…Read More

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    How To Make The First Step

    Implementing change can be a difficult and daunting thing to think about, especially when that change surrounds alcoholism. Alcoholism or alcohol dependence is a condition that develops as a result of lifestyle choices. These choices can come from friends, family, work, activities, and other influen…Read More

  6. Different Ways to Support Someone With Alcoholism During Treatment

    Alcoholism or alcohol dependence is a dark place to be, and for many people it is extremely difficult to understand how to best support someone with this condition. So many times you read articles, hear about the struggles, and are told what to do if you think you may have this condition, but not ma…Read More

  7. The Brain and Addiction

    The term “addiction”is derived from the Latin term meaning “enslaved by” or “bound to”. It is not a character or personality flaw that occurs in people, which is how it was traditionally seen as and still can be seen as that. However, we need to look at addiction as a problem, not the pe…Read More

  8. The Relationship Between Alcohol and Mental Health

    There is a direct correlation between alcoholism and a decrease in mental health. This is something we know and have heard many times before. However, many do not know what that exactly means and how alcoholism specifically affects the brain. With over three million cases of alcoholism in the United…Read More

  9. Depression and Alcohol

    While it probably won’t hurt to have a glass of wine or a beer with dinner occasionally, turning to alcohol in order to get through your day could be a sign of a more serious problem. Alcohol use, and abuse have continued to have a strong link to depression. Nearly one third of people with major d…Read More

  10. Symptoms of Alcohol Use Disorder

    Many people don’t realize that they have a troubled relationship with alcohol until something happens that forces them to face reality. They lose their job, face DUI charges, or a significant relationship falls apart. Suddenly, they can’t deny the impact alcohol has had on their life and wellbei…Read More