Am I an alcoholic? It's not a pleasant thought to have. And maybe the answer doesn't matter as much as the reason you asked it. Let's start by reviewing some of the common symptoms and signs of alcoholism: Signs of Alcoholism Difficulty in reducing the amount you drink Drinking again after recently telling yourself you would stop Hiding your drinking from friends and family Missing work or activities due to being drunk or hungover Frequent hangovers that interfere with your d
Alcohol causes drowsiness. This has led to the popular misconception that it can aid sleep. Up to 20 percent of Americans report using alcohol as a sleep aid. However, alcohol negatively impacts the quality of your sleep, as well as how long you can expect to sleep. Alcohol consumption before bed causes interrupted sleep, due to side effects such as night sweats and disturbed REM sleep. Alcohol dependence and sleep disorders are often co-morbid – people suffer both at the sam
Addiction is and has been a huge issue in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control, the number of people killed by opioids alone is quickly approaching the number of people killed by guns. The numbers are staggering and quickly rising, the National Institute On Drug Abuse Reports that over 72,000 people died from an overdose in 2017. The costs and damages associated with relapse are just as high. Fortunately, services and treatment options like Peer Supp
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Today there seems to be a lot of different self-care solutions floating around. Wake up at 4 a.m. and you'll be a successful CEO one day. Drink (insert gross looking drink here) every morning and lose 10 pounds. Have you tried upside-down breathe holding yoga in the dark? I heard it does wonders for your skin. All of these self-care solutions may help but you have to stay disciplined and do them regularly. You won't get the benefits of waking up early unless you do it every d
Growing up I tried so hard to fit in. Too hard. I was the definition of an awkward human. I had no boundaries and let people walk all over me. On top of that I struggled with a bad case of “people pleasing.” I “Needed” to get approval, or attention, unfortunately none of this took away the loneliness I felt. In 8th grade I started to explore what it would be like to be bulimia. This new obsession soon took over my life and took away my need to connect with others. My e