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What Is Wet Brain

What Is Wet Brain?

Alcohol addiction can lead to a variety of serious and potentially life-threatening diseases. Wet brain is the colloquial term for one of the lesser-known conditions caused by chronic alcohol misuse. If you struggle with alcohol misuse, getting help will allow you to avoid the pain and long-term damage caused by conditions such as wet brain. …

Deaths of Despair During Coronavirus

Deaths of Despair During Coronavirus

As the United States death toll from COVID-19 continues to rise, attention is turning to a hidden epidemic causing even more indirect fatalities from the virus. New data from Well Being Trust forecasts that a further 75,000 Americans will suffer deaths of despair in response to the pandemic. This troubling figure draws attention to the need for…

dangers of detoxing at home

Dangers of Doing a Detox Alone

Detoxing from drugs or alcohol at home may seem like an easy option, but choosing to detox alone comes with severe risks. Substances like opioids, alcohol, benzodiazepines and other drugs can cause health complications that require constant monitoring from trained medical professionals. Safety should always be your top priority when it comes to detoxing, and…

Alcohol Addiction Among Millenials

Alcohol Addiction Among Millenials

Alcohol Addiction Among Millenials Very soon, Millenials will surpass Baby Boomers as the largest living generation in the United States. While this generation has seen incredible advances in a variety of fields, they’ve also been at the heart of crippling school debt and ever-growing depression and anxiety. Unsurprisingly, young people often turn to alcohol to…

How Art Can Help in Addiction Recovery

How Art Can Help in Addiction Recovery

Addiction is a deeply personal experience. During your recovery, you may find it difficult to communicate your story or verbalize how you feel. Unfortunately, many addiction programs focus on talking about what you’ve been through. When the words don’t come easily, art therapy for substance abuse can help bridge the gap between you and others, giving…

social drinking vs alcoholism difference

Social Drinking vs. Problem Drinking: What’s the Difference?

Social drinking is a huge part of our culture. Alcohol is available everywhere, from bars and restaurants to people’s homes. It’s a popular way to socialize, relax and even celebrate special occasions. Occasional drinking or even drinking alcohol a few times a week is considered normal and harmless. This ingrained cultural attitude remains mostly unchallenged…