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Long Term Effects of Addiction

It should not come as a surprise that each and every day, people die from the effects of chronic addiction to a drug or to alcohol. Regardless of whether the addiction relates to alcohol or drugs, addiction to substances kills thousands of Americans (of all ages) each year and touches millions of lives in some…

Drinking | Alcohol | The Hills

How to Thrive After Alcohol Dependence

There are many different substances that can be abused or used to such excess that addiction becomes a problem. Alcohol is the most commonly abused substance in the world. Alcoholism indiscriminately affects people from all walks of life, career fields, income brackets, and genders. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 88,000 people…

Childhood | ACOA | The Hills

Life as an ACoA

Navigating life as an Adult Child of an Alcoholic/Dysfunctional Family (ACoA) is challenging, to say the least. Having been conditioned to comply in order to diffuse turbulent situations caused by the adults that were supposed to protect you has turned you into someone who neglects yourself while helping others and someone who is known to…

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What Is Alcoholism?

Many people can have one or two social drinks now and then without ever developing a drinking problem. Meanwhile, others struggle with addiction and the disease of alcoholism. This may prompt you to ask what is alcoholism and how does it differ from casual alcohol use? What Causes Alcoholism? Why is it that two people…

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Treatment for Alcoholism

An alcohol use disorder won’t go away by itself. The disease model of addiction states that you need help to overcome the condition’s causes. Treatment for alcoholism is available. For many, it’s a new beginning that completely changes their lives. Understanding the Condition Those who don’t suffer from an alcohol use disorder may have a…