Breaking the Cycle of Anxiety and Alcoholism

Millions of Americans suffer from social anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. Both of these disorders make it much more likely for people to struggle with alcohol addiction. Anxiety and addiction are both serious mental health disorders that can have a profound impact on a person’s life. The relationship between anxiety disorders and alcohol is …

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The Dangers of Alcohol Withdrawal

When you have reached a point where your life revolves around drinking, you probably know you have a problem. You aren’t even sure if you are drinking because you want to drink anymore or if you are drinking because you have to drink. You know you should stop, but you aren’t sure if you can. …

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Long Term Effects of Alcohol

Long-Term Effects of Alcohol

Alcohol is a depressant. It slows down function in the central nervous system. A single instance of drinking does little to the system. However, continued drinking for several years or decades will eventually take its toll. Let’s take a closer look at the long-term effects of alcohol and why you should get help if you have an …

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Alcohol Abuse and Leaky Gut Syndrome

Leaky gut syndrome is an unofficial term used to describe a collection of symptoms that center on damage in the lining of the large intestine. This damage gives undigested food particles and toxins access to the bloodstream by producing minute gaps in the intestinal wall. There is controversy regarding some of the purported effects of leaky …

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How to Work AA Step 4

Working through any 12-step program can be not only life-changing but, more commonly—life-saving. The twelve steps, combined with a supportive treatment environment, can be the catalyst you need to change your life completely. You may already be familiar with steps one through three: admitting that we are powerless and our lives unmanageable, believing in a …

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