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Psychological Dependence on Drugs and Alcohol

Psychological Dependence on Drugs and Alcohol

Psychological dependence on drugs or alcohol is sometimes called emotional or mental dependence because it refers to the emotional attachment people develop with addictive substances or behaviors. While “physical dependence” involves changes in the body and brain due to chronic substance use, psychological dependence refers to the mental and emotional aspects of addiction. Gaining a … Read more

Dry January Tips For a Successful Sober New Year

dry january

New Year’s resolutions can feel like a formula for failure, especially if we’re trying to change unhealthy habits like consuming too much alcohol. Enter Dry January, a social movement widely attributed to a campaign started by a nonprofit organization in the UK around 2014. Dry January was such a resounding success in the UK that … Read more

Dry Drunk Syndrome and What is a Dry Drunk?

Dry Drunk Meaning

The term Dry Drunk Syndrome, or simply Dry Drunk, refers to a person who quit drinking alcohol but still has destructive or unhealthy behaviors related to addiction. Avoiding the self-examination and emotional work necessary for recovery can leave a person who’s entirely sober feeling worse than they did before they quit drinking altogether. For an … Read more

Wet Brain Syndrome Symptoms and Alcoholism Risks

What is Wet Brain?

Wet Brain Syndrome, also known as Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome (WKS), is a severe condition that occurs due to nutrient deficiencies from the long term effects of alcohol on the brain and body. Millions of Americans misuse alcohol every year. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) approximately 9.8 million men and 5.3 … Read more

46 Movies About Drugs, Addiction and Alcoholism

Movies About Drugs and Addiction

Movies about drugs, addiction and alcoholism can be hard-hitting and even triggering for some people. However, they serve as a strong reminder of how addiction can impact all areas of life for those in recovery. Being in recovery for drug and alcohol substance use is an active process that must be maintained daily to remain … Read more

What is a Functional Alcoholic or High Functioning Alcoholic?

functioning alcoholic

It’s incredibly easy for anyone to develop an alcohol use disorder (AUD) or become what is known as a “high functioning alcoholic” or “functional alcoholic.” Regular alcohol use, even when it teeters on abuse, is a socially accepted part of American life. Consider how many events people regularly attend that include alcohol, such as work … Read more

Effects of Alcohol on the Body and Brain

effects of alcohol on the body

Even though alcohol consumption is widely accepted in society, there are many negative side effects of alcohol on the body and brain. Whether it’s a glass (or two) of wine in the evening or simply a few beers after work, it is normal for many people to regularly drink alcohol despite the health risks. According … Read more

How to Go to Rehab and Keep Your Job

How to Go to Rehab and Keep Your Job

Fear of getting fired at work is a common concern for people considering addiction treatment, so it’s important to understand how to go to rehab and keep your job. Just because a person struggles with addiction, it doesn’t mean that he or she is not part of the workforce. The fact is, one in 10 … Read more

Evidence-Based Treatment for Addiction

Evidence-Based Treatment for Addiction

For anyone seeking treatment for addiction and mental health issues, it can be difficult and confusing to understand some of the terminologies. One of the most frequently used terms is “Evidence-Based Treatment for Addiction,” but what does that really mean? What is Evidence Based Treatment? Evidence-Based Treatment (EBT), is based on the principles of evidence-based … Read more

What is Addiction Recovery? Discover the True Meaning

what is addiction

When someone heals from an addiction it is called “recovery,” but what does the word “recovery” really mean and what is addiction? In one instance, it means you regain possession something that you’ve lost and “that something” must have been there all along, because otherwise you wouldn’t be able to find it again. Another meaning … Read more