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Quarantined with an Alcoholic Spouse

The global pandemic has transformed society over a few short weeks. And while the resulting stay-at-home orders were necessary for the sake of public health, they did not come without consequences. The economic shutdown has increased the risks of the most vulnerable. Consider, for example, the prospect of being quarantined with an alcoholic spouse. Given …

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Is My Loved One an Alcoholic?

It’s painful to watch a family member or close friend struggle with excessive drinking. You want the best for them always, and to believe that they have their lives under control. But if you’ve watched the problems mount, you may be wondering, “is my loved one an alcoholic?” Understanding how to answer that question puts …

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Why Do I Need Alcohol Abuse Counseling?

“Why do I need alcohol abuse counseling?” It’s a painful question, both to ask and to answer. But it can also be helpful — a signal that someone has hit bottom and may be ready to seek professional help. At a minimum, the question of “why do I need alcohol abuse counseling” presents an opportunity …

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Is Alcoholism Hereditary?

Addiction is a chronic disease that affects the brain, particularly areas of motivation and reward. However, one of the questions that scientists continue to explore is whether alcoholism is genetic and how much hereditary traits factor into an addiction. In other words, if someone in your family is an alcoholic, how likely are you to …

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Types of Addiction

Substance abuse is among the most common types of addiction. Substance use disorder can affect anyone from any background regardless of ethnicity, gender, age, or socio-economic background. As such, it is important to identify and address addiction when it occurs. Below we look at some of the most common types of addiction that affect people …

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Long Term Effects of Alcohol

Regardless of the risks of alcohol, millions of Americans drink over a period of several years or decades. Many drinkers eventually become alcoholics. However, the problems associated with alcohol are not always addressed. As a result, the long term effects of alcohol can destroy lives. A soon as alcohol enters the body it has an …

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Fun Sober Activities

Since addiction causes a lifetime of symptoms, recovery requires finding ways to manage your life without relying on drugs and alcohol. During addiction, life revolves around substances. Most of your socializing centers around alcohol and drug use. That can mean that finding fun sober activities during recovery can be challenging. Addiction is such a powerful …

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