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Is Alcoholism Hereditary?

Your genetic structure determines a lot of things about you, including your health, physical disposition, psychology, and behavior. As such, your behavioral traits influence your thinking and behavior. Part of your behavior may include your predisposition to abuse drugs or alcohol. So is alcoholism hereditary? While genes alone do not determine if you will become …

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Importance of Exercise and Alcohol Recovery

Researchers are interested in and are beginning to understand why physical activity is associated with addiction recovery. In the broadest terms, we know that exercise is good for our bodies and that our brains are part of those bodies. So it makes sense that exercise would positively affect a brain condition like addiction. Whatever the …

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Effects of Alcohol on Gut Health

The importance of gut health is hard to overstate. Most of us are familiar with the bloating, burning, nausea and general discomfort that can come from stomach issues. But what about the effects of alcohol on gut health? There’s much more to the story, though. The food we eat that keeps us functioning is broken …

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Your Parent and Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol abuse may look different in a middle-aged or senior adult than it does in a teenager. There are physical and psychological signs, and some may be mistaken for symptoms related to aging. Here are some things to look for: Drinking frequently or in large amounts is one of the most obvious signs of a …

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Is Your Partner a Functioning Alcoholic? 4 Helpful Tips

It’s not easy to realize and accept that alcohol abuse has become part of your partner’s life. Are they a functioning alcoholic? You may see it more quickly than your partner does. You may recognize that drinking is increasing in frequency and amount. Your partner may seem irritable or nervous when they haven’t had a …

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Surprising Signs of Alcohol Abuse in Others

When you think of alcohol abuse, what comes to mind? Your understanding of alcoholism might miss people who hide their harmful alcohol use. A person you know could be hiding their alcoholism in plain sight. Many people with alcoholism have jobs and parenting responsibilities. They take part in society and may include people you would …

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Getting Help for Functional Alcoholism

Alcohol abuse is a pervasive issue, affecting people from all walks of life. It’s easy to think you would know for sure if you or a loved one had crossed the line and become addicted, but it isn’t always obvious. If you’re keeping up your daily responsibilities, it’s easy to make the argument that your …

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Promoting The Stigma Against Addiction

Are You Promoting Addiction Stigma?

Words have power. What we say about addiction impacts the stigma around it. Saying words like “addicts,” “alcoholic” or even “drug-fueled” can cause problems. Stigma can lead a person to keep their addiction a secret. They may also avoid seeking help.   You may not even be aware that you are promoting stigma, but a …

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Dealing with Drinking and Social Media

It’s hard to scroll through a social media feed without seeing one or more mentions of alcohol. This is especially true right now with a pandemic going on. Many social activities place an emphasis on alcohol or access to drinks, and this culture is presently online at many social media sites. Drinking and social media …

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