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The Effects of Alcohol Addiction on The Brain

By |February 26th, 2015|

Alcohol abuse affects the brain in many ways. Having a good understanding of just how each part of the system is affected benefits the recovery process.
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Why Underage Drinking Is A Serious Problem

By |October 28th, 2014|

It might be easy to brush underage drinking off with the age-old adage of “kids will be kids.” However, underage drinking is a huge problem in society today, and […]

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What is a Functioning Alcoholic?

By |October 9th, 2013|

Functioning alcoholics are people who drink alcoholically, but are able to maintain successful lives. For functioning alcoholics, their alcoholism is essentially hidden from view because it does not stop them from achieving a “normal” or accomplished lifestyle.

Does Drinking and Smoking Contribute to Early Brain Aging?

By |August 28th, 2013|

New research, however, is looking at the combined effects of excessive alcohol use and chronic smoking, suggesting that individuals who both smoke and drink heavily experience early brain aging.

Do Hangovers Increase the Risk of Strokes?

By |August 13th, 2013|

When it comes to drinking alcohol there are so many definitions to explain the different types of drinkers that it is difficult to keep track of them all, let alone understand the subtle variations and differences.

Study Shows Higher Rates of College Binge Drinking in Women

By |August 2nd, 2013|

College kids binge drink. For some of them it is just a phase or rite of passage, a weekend activity that falls by the wayside once they graduate and enter the workforce, when responsibilities take over and frat parties and games of beer bong seem like distant memories.

Lurking Danger: Alcoholism in the Elderly

By |July 31st, 2012|

When we think drug and alcohol addiction, we envision swirling and bustling metropolitan areas. We think of experimenting teenagers, “yuppies” with too much time and money on their hands, and of the inner-city inhabitants who so pervasively make up the entirety of a crime drama’s cast. We think of the many stereotypes fed to us by the news and by creative (or not-so-creative) Hollywood minds.

All Too Casual About Alcohol Abuse

By |July 17th, 2012|

I’ve worked for a drug and alcohol addiction treatment center for many years, which has afforded me the opportunity to witness firsthand the life-altering effects of alcoholism. Because of this, when it comes to drinking alcohol, I’m sometimes stunned to see the denial that continues to run like a toxic river through our society.

Al-Anon & Alateen: Spiritual Health when a Loved One Suffers from Alcoholism

By |July 10th, 2012|

In treating alcoholism, our team of professionals offers the following across-the-board advice: for families, there is no better resource than Al-Anon.

Religion and the Twelve Steps

By |April 25th, 2012|

All too often, addicted individuals choose to reject valuable, proven, free addiction recovery programs that have benefited millions in their struggles to recover from the diseases of alcoholism and addiction based on the suspicion that there is a religious, rather than spiritual, component to Twelve Step fellowships.