Dry Drunk Syndrome – What is a Dry Drunk?

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Avoiding the self-examination and emotional labor true recovery takes can leave a person who’s entirely sober feeling worse than they did before they quit drinking altogether. In recovery circles, this is often referred to as dry drunk syndrome, or simply dry drunk. For people who struggle with a substance use disorder, there’s a big gap … Read more

What is Wet Brain? Symptoms, Treatment and Recovery

What is Wet Brain?

Wet Brain also known as Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome (WKS) is a severe condition that occurs due to nutrient deficiencies from long-term alcohol misuse or alcoholism. Millions of Americans misuse alcohol. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) approximately 9.8 million men and 5.3 million women suffer from alcohol use disorder. Here we’ll … Read more

Alcohol Blackout & Getting Blackout Drunk: Causes, Dangers & Prevention

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Ever been blackout drunk or had an alcohol blackout? That is, have your memories after a night of binge drinking turned ‘dark’ after a certain point—whereby you’re seemingly on auto-pilot? Contrary to common assumptions, alcohol blackouts are a big deal and there’s nothing normal about the incidents. You should not shrug them off as part … Read more

Effects of Alcohol on the Body and the Brain

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Alcohol consumption is deeply engrained in our culture. Whether it’s a glass (or two) of wine in the evening or a few bottles of beer after work—it’s seemingly the norm. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) by SAMHSA, over 86.3% of American adults reported having indulged in alcohol consumption … Read more