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Reasons Why Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy is Dangerous

Alcohol addiction can impact your physical health as well as your mental well-being. One such potential risk of alcohol use disorder is alcoholic cardiomyopathy, a condition that can lead to heart failure. It can even develop in otherwise healthy people. If you drink heavily and have unexplained fatigue or shortness of breath that worsens over …

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Values in Recovery

Many people struggling with the disease of addiction never get help. Unfortunately, these people either end up losing their lives or having their lifetime stolen by the disease, often spending their days confined in jail cells or institutions. With the help of Promises Five Palms mental health treatment program, 12-step programs, and other recovery tools …

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Helping a loved one with an addiction

How to Help a Loved One With Addiction

Addiction can become a devastating problem for both the sufferer and their loved ones. If you think that you have a loved one with addiction, there are some things that you should do to help. However, you must also avoid keeping the person from pulling away from you.Finding a balance may feel difficult at times. …

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How Hard Is It To Quit Drinking If I’m An Alcoholic?

How hard is it to quit drinking? Unless you’ve struggled with alcohol use disorder yourself, you may never understand exactly how difficult it is to quit drinking. People drink for different reasons, such as to socialize, to forget, or to feel better. But long-term use of this drug causes chemical changes to take place inside …

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What Are The Dangers Of Substance Abuse?

The physical dangers of substance abuse are well-known. There are other dangers of substance abuse that can be just as devastating to the person abusing and their family. In many cases, it is non-physical dangers that end up causing an even greater danger in the end. The dangers, in addition to physical ones, are financial, …

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Is Weed a Drug? Everything You Need to Know About Marijuana

Weed is a slang term for marijuana, a drug that’s derived from the dried flowers of the cannabis plant. Other names for marijuana include Mary Jane, pot, herb, grass, and ganja. So when you hear someone say they just smoked a little weed, it’s marijuana to which they’re referring. Is weed a drug? Most definitely. While it’s …

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How to Talk to a High Functioning Alcoholic

How to Talk to a High Functioning Alcoholic

Knowing someone who is a high-functioning alcohol can be a challenge. For many illnesses such as substance abuse, the substance abuse becomes a notable problem when an individual can no longer tolerate their day-to-day life. But a high-functioning alcoholic may be performing just as well with the substance as they would without it. Do you …

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