Drinking too much – on a single occasion or over time – can take a serious toll on your health. Here’s how alcohol can affect your body: Brain: Alcohol interferes with the brain’s communication pathways, and can affect the way the brain looks and works. These disruptions can change mood and behavior, and make it … Continue reading Alcohol’s Effects on your Body
Injuries. Drinking too much increases your chances of being injured or even killed. Alcohol is a factor, for example, in about 60 percent of fatal burn injuries, drownings, and homicides; 50 percent of severe trauma injuries and sexual assaults; and 40 percent of fatal motor vehicle crashes, suicides, and fatal falls. Health problems. Drinking can cause a … Continue reading Your Free Will Can Lead You To Drinking. What Are The Risks?
The Addiction Disease Theory Created the Addiction Epidemic What if the current thinking on addiction is all wrong? What if addiction treatment and the currently accepted ideas about addiction are actually making the problem worse? Think about it for a moment. There are more treatment programs today than at any point in history, with new … Continue reading Epidemic or Not – Addiction Treatment Hurts People and It’s Wrong!
I wanted to put this letter here because, in my opinion, it is simple yet beautifully written. Enjoy & learn! ~NationalAddictionNews.com When I think about my life now compared to my life when I was drinking, there is an ocean of realizations that washes over me. One of the biggest and most significant is this: … Continue reading The Empty Promise of Alcohol 5 Promises that alcohol made that only living sober could deliver
Overview Alcohol use disorder (which includes a level that's sometimes called alcoholism) is a pattern of alcohol use that involves problems controlling your drinking, being preoccupied with alcohol, continuing to use alcohol even when it causes problems, having to drink more to get the same effect, or having withdrawal symptoms when you rapidly decrease or … Continue reading About Alcohol Use
Choose the right time to talk. When talking to your child be sure your child is sober or has not been using drugs before talking about drugs and alcohol. Voice your suspicion. Begin by expressing your concerns without making accusations. “Susan, I suspect you may be smoking pot occasionally. I love you and I’m concerned about you. Is there something … Continue reading Talking To Your Teen About Addiction
In the field and ministry we're in - addiction - we are constantly reading about addiction being theorized as a disease... a disorder... a choice... a deeply rooted inherited family problem... or a number of other theories. None of those theories have been or can be proven; they are just guesses. Well, I'm here to … Continue reading Why Do We Need To Theorize About Addiction Causes When We Already Know?!
I have a question for you today... one that you need to search your heart and soul for. I'm asking those of you who enslaved by prescription drug addiction, illegal drug addiction, alcohol addiction, sex addiction, porn addiction, shopping addiction, food addiction, and others. What's the inescapable purple elephant in the room for you right … Continue reading A Question for People Who Are Currently Owned By Addiction
A major Canadian observational study identified alcohol use disorders as the biggest risk factor for the onset of dementia. It’s also the most preventable factor, so people wary of early-onset dementia can avoid it by controlling their alcohol intake, reported a ScienceDaily article. Implemented by the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and published … Continue reading According to Major New Study, the Single Biggest Preventable Risk Factor for Dementia is Overuse of Alcohol
About 1.6 million Americans could die from drugs, alcohol and suicide in the next decade, according to a comprehensive new report out Tuesday. The figure is a 60 percent increase over the past decade, according to the report, which was released by the Trust for America's Health and the Well Being Trust. The authors of the study say the projections … Continue reading Report: Deaths From Drugs, Alcohol and Suicide Could Increase by 60 Percent in Next Decade