How Much Do You Think You Drink?

In a recent study, Claire Garnett and her colleagues at University College London and King’s College London found that people tend to underestimate the amount they drink, especially if they’re young, male, white and unemployed. Close to 50 percent of the people who participated in a survey were found to underestimate the amount they drank…

man with a really addictive personality mood disorder with hands over his face at a table with pills and alcohol

Is There a Really Addictive Personality?

We have all heard that some people are prone to addiction, and there seem to be plenty of real-world examples to illustrate the truth of this adage. But is it accurate to say that someone who has suffered through multiple addictions has a really addictive personality? Or is this an overly simplistic explanation for a…

a woman on her bed wondering the physiological effects of alcohol

What Are the Physiological Effects of Alcohol?

When people think about the problems alcohol can cause, they generally focus on physical and emotional effects. Those are both very important, but there are also physiological effects of alcohol that have to be considered. Breaking your addiction to drinking will mean reducing those effects, so you can move into recovery. Our dedicated, professional staff…

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The 12 Step Program for Addiction

The 12 Step program for addiction began in 1935, as Alcoholics Anonymous. 12 principles, or steps, to breaking free from addiction were established. Since then, the model has been used for many addictions. For instance, including sex, gambling, and narcotic addictions all benefit from the model. Further, research has shown the 12 step program to…