life after addiction

Life After Addiction: What to Expect

Recovery from addiction is a lifelong process. You are finally free from the control that drugs or alcohol have had on your life, and now you must direct your energies toward your life after addiction. What to expect in that life depends on a number of steps you can...

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nutrition and addiction

Nutrition and Addiction | How Your Diet Affects Your Recovery

Addiction can affect physical health in many ways. Not eating well, eating too much, and metabolic disruptions can affect your nutrition when you are addicted to drugs or alcohol. Likewise, your diet affects your recovery efforts in a positive way by contributing to your physical and mental recovery. Challenges in...

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How to Recognize Binge Drinking

One out of every six American adults binge drinks at least four times a month. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention call binge drinking the most common, costly and deadly pattern of excessive alcohol use in the U.S. Many mistakenly assume that binge drinking is a more innocent form...

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When High-Functioning Alcoholics Hit Their Tipping Point

Nearly 20 percent of alcoholics are “highly functional.” That means they have good jobs, a large circle of friends and, in some cases, an overall fulfilling life. Because a high-functioning alcoholic might feel as though drinking isn’t affecting their life, they often deny that they have a problem. However, excessive...

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