a woman asking a doctor is alcoholism hereditary?

Is Alcoholism Hereditary?

Your genetics structure or DNA determines a lot of things about you – 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…

a group therapy session learning about inpatient vs outpatient treatment

Inpatient vs. Outpatient Treatment

When you enter a treatment center for addiction, you may have two main options: inpatient vs outpatient treatment. Both levels of treatment offer the same types of therapy and care. However, the main difference between each is how much supervision you need as you recover from your addiction.   If you choose inpatient treatment, you will…

a doctor answering a patients question of What is Dual Diagnosis?

What is Dual Diagnosis?

Mental health disorders, which can impact your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, can increase your chances of developing an addiction. Especially if you don’t receive treatment for your symptoms. That means that having a dual diagnosis is possible and can complicate your recovery process. But what is dual diagnosis? Substance abuse disorders, addictions, and alcoholism impact…

emotional effects of alcohol

Emotional Effects of Alcohol

The emotional effects of alcohol may include feelings of euphoria, relaxation, pleasure, mood swings, depression, anxiety, sadness, and anger. There are several factors that determine how alcohol affects a person’s emotional state. Furthermore, why a person drinks also factors into how they will feel once they consume alcohol. Constant binge drinking often leads to mental…