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4 Self-Sabotaging Emotional Effects of Alcohol

By Toshia Humphries

Whether you’re a one-time user, substance abuser or have crossed the line into chemical dependency, alcohol has a noticeable ne... Continue Reading

3 Things More Rewarding Than Drinking

By Caitlin Thiede

For a long time, we've been fed the idea that drinking is a reward for many things. The problem is we aren't ever really satisf... Continue Reading

The Science Behind the Shakes

By Tamara Buchenberger

A not-so-sterile explanation of what detox felt like, what it's called, and what I'm glad not a whole lot of folks had to see f... Continue Reading

Alcohol and Cancer: A Drinker's Nightmare

By Rabiya Hicken

New studies have found that even light to moderate drinking can increase a person's risk of developing several kinds of cancers. Continue Reading

thinking of drinking on st. patrick's day

A Note to the Special Occasion Drinker

By Toshia Humphries

If the thought of partaking in alcohol-laden celebrations cross your mind, don’t beat yourself up. It’s a normal thought that p... Continue Reading

4 Ways to Fail at Quitting Drinking

By Toshia Humphries

Quitting alcohol is a tall order for anyone who finds themselves in the throes of addiction. However, even more daunting a task... Continue Reading

The One Thing You Should Spend Your Money on Rather Than Alcohol

By Toshia Humphries

The money it takes to sustain an active addiction to alcohol can put many alcoholics in a state of financial despair. Here’s on... Continue Reading

5 Tips on Raising a Child with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

By Benhilda Chanetsa

FAS can result in serious mental and physical impairment in a new baby, but if detected early, parents can help children manage... Continue Reading

woman fights the urge of alcoholism

How Long It Takes for Your Body to Fully Recover from Alcoholism

Abusing alcohol comes with many risks, especially after long periods of time. Repercussions can include mental, physical, and e... Continue Reading

The Progressive Nature of Drinking

By Rebecca Kovacs

Alcohol provides many alcoholics a high that they continue to seek time and time again. But the vicious cycle is only further p... Continue Reading

binge drinker with peridontal problems

Gum Disease: An Unexpected Consequence of Binge Drinking

By Audrey Beim

Binge drinkers should be conscious of practicing good oral hygiene on a daily basis, including brushing the gums and getting re... Continue Reading

alcohol hinders our body from absorbing nutrients from other food we eat

All the Vitamins That Decrease When Drinking Alcohol

By Tess Chedsey

How the body processes and uses the calories and nutrients derived from alcohol is far more complex than with other things we c... Continue Reading

long time drinker suffers mental health issues

The Connection Between Alcohol Abuse and Mental Health

By Audrey Beim

While alcohol can have a temporary positive impact on our mood, when it is used constantly and for long periods of time, it can... Continue Reading

regular binge drinker suffers from hypertension after alcohol consumption

Is Drinking Alcohol Somehow Linked to Hypertension?

By Tess Chedsey

Medical science is unsure of the mechanics of how alcohol affects hypertension, but it is one of the many contributors to the p... Continue Reading

6 Erroneous Thoughts of an Alcoholic

By Toshia Humphries

It’s vital to successful recovery and your life itself to realize it’s nothing more than self-deception to believe you can ever... Continue Reading