Substance Abuse

Is Alcoholism A Mental Illness? (Yes, But Why?)

Alcoholism is a vastly complicated disease that has a number of social, psychological, and biological components. Addiction usually involves multiple periods of remission, or relapse. Whilst some people may indulge in alcohol without it becoming a problem in their lives. Others will develop alcoholism or ‘alcohol use disorder’ with their addiction causing havoc for themselves …

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Best Alcohol Addiction Treatment Centers In America

Millions of Americans have been officially diagnosed with alcohol addiction. Alcohol addiction is a mental disorder that prevents someone from being able to control their alcohol consumption. There are different degrees of alcohol addiction, from mild to severe, so everyone’s case is looked at individually.  Everyone with alcohol addiction has a different road to recovery. …

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Addiction: Is It Hereditary Or Not? (Genetics And Addiction)

Addiction is a brain disease that can affect anyone. It’s important to discuss the different factors that can make you more likely to succumb to addiction. In this article, I hope that you can gain a better understanding of what causes addiction, and whether genetics play a part. Truthfully, there are genetic factors involved that …

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Alcohol And Behavior: How Does Alcohol Affect Your Personality?

Most people enjoy a drink now and again, and there’s nothing really wrong with that. When the balance is found, alcohol can be consumed without suffering any major changes physiologically, psychologically or emotionally. However, too much alcohol can lead to personality changes. This might be short term or long term and it could be behavioral …

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How To Support Someone Recovering From Addiction (All You Need to Know)

Having a friend or family member in recovery from addiction can be one of the most difficult times in your life. Nobody wants to see someone they care about struggling, but recovery is critical to the rest of their lives.  Whilst someone is recovering from addiction though, you’ll need to know how to support them. …

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Drinker’s Nose — Fact or Fiction? (Can Drinking Change Your Nose?)

Everyone thinks they know what an alcoholic looks like, thanks to their characterization in the media. You may see that they stumble along, and they’re flushed. But the most flushed of all is the bumpy red nose. A drinker’s nose goes by many names, including whiskey nose.  It’s normal for your face to feel flushed …

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