long term effects of alcohol

Long-Term Effects of Alcohol

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), more than 14 million Americans had an alcohol use disorder in 2019. Alcohol abuse refers to excessive alcohol despite the harm it may cause to your health, relationships, and more. If you are undergoing alcohol addiction treatment or planning on doing so, it is important…

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Motivational Interviewing Techniques You Should Know About

What helps you achieve your goals? What motivates you to continue working towards something, even when it is difficult? These are questions that you might be asked in motivational interviewing. It can be hard to quit when it comes to addiction if you don’t see any reason to. Motivational interviewing gives you a chance to…

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Why You Should Consider Matrix Model Treatment for Your Loved One

Struggling with addiction can mean different things for different people. It can mean isolating yourself or having a tough time managing your social and professional life. No matter what your situation is, it is difficult to quit. Quitting a substance is not something you should go through alone. It is important to have a professional…

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How Do Drugs Affect Your Mental Health?

People may turn to drugs for any number of reasons. Whether it’s because of peer pressure, curiosity, stress, mental health concerns, or another reason, using drugs often winds up having adverse effects in the long term. Many illegal drugs or legal drugs used outside a doctor’s guidance can cause addiction and worsening mental health over…

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3 Facts About Alcohol Awareness Month

It’s an undeniable fact that alcohol is entrenched in the culture of the United States. That being said, it’s an addictive substance and causes tremendous harm to hundreds of thousands of lives each year. From damaged relationships and reduced job performance to liver disease and death due to driving under the influence, alcohol often demands…