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How Drinking Alcohol Harms Your Health

Drinking alcohol is part of our social culture; it is associated with relaxation, parties, and adventures. For some, drinking a... Continue Reading

Accessing Addiction Recovery Resources During the Pandemic

By Constance Scharff, PhD Constance Scharff, PhD is an internationally recognized speaker and author on the topics of addiction recovery and mental health. She is on the board of directors of Rock to Recovery and serves as their Science and Research Chair.

Economic shutdowns and stay-at-home orders have changed the way we access mental health and addiction recovery services. Here a... Continue Reading

Overcoming Relapse Triggers During the Pandemic

By Constance Scharff, PhD Constance Scharff, PhD is an internationally recognized speaker and author on the topics of addiction recovery and mental health. She is on the board of directors of Rock to Recovery and serves as their Science and Research Chair.

Covid-19 has put many in recovery from substance use disorder at risk of relapse. The American Medical Association notes that o... Continue Reading

recovering alcoholic tempted to drink again

Why Alcohol Cues May Trigger Relapse Despite Long-Term Recovery

By Nicole Arzt, M.S., L.M.F.T. Nicole Arzt is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in providing psychotherapy for individuals, families, and groups struggling with substance use disorders and psychiatric illnesses.

People struggling with alcohol use disorder know the depths of destruction and shame associated with their drinking. Continue Reading

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Study Finds Brain Region for Controlling Binge Drinking

By Dawn Hurley

Researchers have found that the deactivation of a stress-signaling area of the brain associated with emotion-related and motiva... Continue Reading

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Alcohol Consumption Surges Due to Isolation Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

By Nicole Arzt, M.S., L.M.F.T. Nicole Arzt is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in providing psychotherapy for individuals, families, and groups struggling with substance use disorders and psychiatric illnesses.

We're in strange times, and that's an understatement. We're anxious. We're concerned about our health, our job security, and ou... Continue Reading

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Research Shows that Alcohol Abuse May Cause Genetic Changes

By Dawn Hurley

Long-term genetic change is a possible consequence of heavy alcohol use. Continue Reading

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Certain Genes Linked to Heavy Drinking and Alcoholism

By Dawn Hurley

Researchers with extensive knowledge of addiction and misuse of alcohol are hard at work to help us better understand and treat... Continue Reading

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Alcohol’s Effect on the Heart

By Monica Romano

Alcohol damages and weakens the heart muscle and impedes its ability to pump blood efficiently. Continue Reading

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How Eating Disorders and Alcohol Abuse Result in Drunkorexia

By Rebecca Kovacs

Drunkorexia. What exactly is it, and what effect does it have on a person? Continue Reading

alcohol abuser contemplating using the Sinclair Method

Is the Sinclair Method Effective at Treating Alcohol Addiction? Pros and Cons

By Nicole Arzt, M.S., L.M.F.T. Nicole Arzt is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in providing psychotherapy for individuals, families, and groups struggling with substance use disorders and psychiatric illnesses.

While rehab, Alcoholics Anonymous, and a total commitment to abstinence have been the gold standard for treatment, it's not the... Continue Reading

A woman happy for recovering from addiction

What Prevents Women From Seeking Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder

By Nicole Arzt, M.S., L.M.F.T. Nicole Arzt is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in providing psychotherapy for individuals, families, and groups struggling with substance use disorders and psychiatric illnesses.

Research shows that gender plays a major role in determining whether someone seeks treatment. Continue Reading

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Liver Disease Rising Among Young Adults who Abuse Alcohol

By Nicole Arzt, M.S., L.M.F.T. Nicole Arzt is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in providing psychotherapy for individuals, families, and groups struggling with substance use disorders and psychiatric illnesses.

Fatalities caused by liver cirrhosis are dramatically increasing among young adults between the ages of 25-34. Continue Reading

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Don't be Fooled by the Myth of the 'Happy Drunk' - Beware of This Hidden Danger

By Toshia Humphries Toshia Humphries is a Texan freelance writer, artist, and life coach and possesses three degrees in counseling and psychology, focusing on addictions and women’s studies.

Their cries for help go unseen and unheard, making their existence a myth that typically ends in tragedy. Continue Reading

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STUDY: 5 Types of Alcohol Abuse Are Common at Different Ages

By SoberRecovery, Staff Writer

Research has uncovered that there are 5 different types of problem drinking — each one more common at different stages of life. Continue Reading

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