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Seniors, Addiction, and Alcoholism

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No matter what stage of life you are in, addiction can take hold. For many seniors, significant life changes such as the loss of a loved one, illness, or chronic pain can send a person spiraling into unhealthy behaviors and substance use. Learn more about addiction and seniors below. Why Older Adults Turn to Self-Medicating … Read On »

Why Drinking To Self-Medicate Depression Will Never Work

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Self-medicating depression or any other kind of mood disorder with a substance like alcohol will always be a failed practice. First, let’s look at the basics of the idea of “self-medication.” We take on the responsibility of doctors in deciding what our mental health does and does not look like, as well as what a… Read On »

What if You Gain Weight After You Quit Drinking?

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Most people enjoy many benefits after they quit drinking, including healthier skin, better sleep, more energy, and clearer thinking. Another common benefit is losing a few pounds without really trying. Alcohol has a lot of empty calories and it’s easy for a heavy drinker to drink an extra 1000 calories a day. Alcohol also changes… Read On »

Why Do People Drink Alcohol?

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For most people, a drink or two can be a way to celebrate an occasion or compliment a nice meal. Others may not enjoy alcohol at all; they don’t like the taste, they don’t like the sensation of being tipsy, or they don’t like feeling out of control. If you happen to fit into these… Read On »

What is Alcoholism?

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Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States: 17.6 million people, or one in every 12 adults, suffer from an alcohol use disorder or dependence. Every year, several million more drink heavily. Not all binge drinkers become alcoholics, but it is a risk factor. Alcoholism is a primary chronic disease of… Read On »