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What Are the Long-Term Changes for People With Addictive Disorders?

What Are the Long-Term Changes for People With Addictive Disorders?

People with addictive disorders may suffer from both short-term and long-term effects. Usually, the longer an addiction continues, the more dependence you develop on drugs or alcohol and the more damage it does to your body, mind, and behaviors. The impact of chronic addiction also disrupts family relationships and friendships in very painful ways. These […]

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What Are the Benefits of a Nutritious Diet During Recovery?

What Are the Benefits of a Nutritious Diet During Recovery?

Eating disorders often accompany an addictive lifestyle. Alcoholism, in particular, may disrupt your dietary habits. Chronic substance abuse tends to take a toll on your body’s nutrient intake, and diet plays a critical role in early and long-term recovery. This is why when entering into treatment and recovery, you should also expect to have a

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Maintaining Motivation During Recovery

Maintaining Motivation During Recovery

For people who are going through addiction recovery, motivation is an irreplaceable engine. In fact, many recovery centers interview new clients about the sources of their motivation for starting treatment. Therapists and counselors probe into this area because motivation is critically important for recovery. During treatment and recovery, your level of motivation may not always

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How Does the Brain Heal After Recovery?

Drugs and alcohol affect the brain’s neurological pathways. Further, addiction is considered a brain disease. Like injury done by other chronic diseases, the physiological damage of the brain by substance addiction is indisputable. Therefore, you might wonder, can it be cured? The good news is, yes.  Neuroplasticity allows the brain to reorganize synaptic connections and

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Should People in Addiction Recovery Drink Non-Alcoholic Beer?

Non-alcoholic beer is quickly becoming massively popular across the globe. This is, in part, fueled by the rise of craft beer as a standard thing. But, it’s also being pushed by health-conscious individuals including recovering and “recovered” alcoholics. For many of us, non-alcoholic beer can seem like an easier way out of having to avoid

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