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How Alcohol Abuse Affects the Heart

How Alcohol Abuse Affects the Heart

Alcohol is a depressant and affects a person's mood, emotions, and behavior. Drinking alcohol causes the brain to release dopamine, which gives a person a euphoric feeling. Alcohol consumption affects the brain and its ability to control the individual's behavior,...

Love and Tolerance: The Code of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Love and Tolerance: The Code of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

A code of AA is 'love and tolerance' and it means to treat others as you would want to be treated. Love and tolerance start with loving yourself, loving other people, and accepting a person as he or she is. Love and tolerance allow you to understand you can love...

Why is Recovery One Day at a Time?

Why is Recovery One Day at a Time?

Addiction is complicated. It takes the brain hostage and changes the way a brain functions. Over time, the brain becomes dependent on drugs or alcohol. When a person is addicted, he or she must use more of the substances, more frequently to reach the same pleasurable...

Naloxone: Saving Overdose Victims

Naloxone: Saving Overdose Victims

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7 free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call 1-800-273-8255. According to the National Center...

Health Benefits of Yoga in Addiction Treatment

Health Benefits of Yoga in Addiction Treatment

While there are many effective traditional treatments for addiction, there are a number of non-traditional therapeutic activities that can be incorporated to complement traditional methods. Addiction treatment programs have evolved over the years to treat more than...

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