A look at the clinical definitions of “substance abuse” and “addiction” with signs of each. Plus, a section on the myths and truths related to using drugs. A basic primer for curious readers here.
A deep look into the true harms of alcohol problems…with guidance on its identification and treatment. Learn more about what drinking does to you and then take hope! Alcohol problems have the highest treatment success rate. More here.
What’s the difference between drinking in moderation and having a drinking problem? Here we review the definitions of each. We also talk about potential benefits of moderate alcohol consumption, as well as the consequences of chronic, long-term, or binge drinking. Learn how alcohol can be used to benefit or harm you.
Chronic alcohol abuse can damage the central nervous system (CNS) and peripheral nervous system. It can also cause severe health effects to all other parts of your body. Read this article and learn about the long term effects of alcohol on the body.
If you are concerned about a loved one’s drinking problem, how do you bring it up? Here are a few ideas to help you open up the drinking conversation and ways to prepare for the talk.
In How I Became My Father…A Drunk, Bill Brochert tells his transgenerational family story of alcoholism. More on why this book is a page-turner (and we recommend it for your recovery library) like few others. Our thoughts here.
Growing up in an alcoholic environment can have a lasting effect on a person, and in some cases, may only become apparent in adulthood. An article on the effects of alcoholism on the family and what you can do to get help. More here.
Why do people drink to excess in the UK? And what can be done about it? A look at the underlying reasons for problem drinking here.
What are alcohol related problems?
There are several ways you can cut back on alcohol. Here, we share five (5) tips with you about how you can quit and why it is good for you in the long run.
What’s the difference between unhealthy drinking and a drinking problem? We review here.