Is alcoholism hereditary

Is Alcoholism Hereditary?

Alcoholism seems to run in certain families. Children of alcoholic parents or grandparents often struggle with problem drinking themselves. More recent studies digging deep into the science behind this disease are trying to discover if there is a genetic predisposition for alcoholism. Some even believe a single alcoholism gene could be responsible. The truth is…

Money Management for Recovering Addicts

Money Management for Individuals Recovering From Addiction

Many things come with recovery. Among the essential elements for success in recovery are emotional support, self-awareness, spirituality and money management. Money management for anyone recovering from alcohol addiction is the most problematic of them all. People with addiction are notoriously bad with money. They tend to overspend to satisfy the craving. Misspending money can…

Drug Use During Wars

Drug Use During Wars

Drug use during wars is as old as war itself. The use of alcohol and drugs in war has lasted for centuries, from Siberians using mushrooms to Iraqi and Afghani soldiers using amphetamines. Even though these drugs were used to boost stamina and performance during conflict, they caused a great deal of havoc among users. Reasons…

addiction in the lgbtq community and finding an lgbtq friendly rehab center

Addiction in the LGBTQ Community and Finding an LGBTQ-Friendly Treatment Center

Although addiction is a complex condition that affects each individual differently, some populations face a set of unique challenges when it comes to substance misuse and getting treatment. The LGBTQ community faces various risk factors for addiction and barriers to treatment that other groups simply do not, making them exceptionally vulnerable to substance misuse. Whether…