Alcohol-Induced Blackouts

Alcohol-Induced Blackouts

Blackouts were once associated with alcoholism but can happen when a person drinks a lot of alcohol too fast. Blackouts can cause long-term damage. High levels of alcohol impair the part of the brain that forms new memories. A blackout is characterized by amnesia...
Healthy Activities in Recovery

Healthy Activities in Recovery

Addiction is complex and recovery can seem impossible when you are struggling with addiction. However, recovery is possible with the right treatment, determination, and lifestyle changes. Addiction to drugs or alcohol and addictive behavior takes your brain hostage...
Understanding the Addicted Brain

Understanding the Addicted Brain

The brain is a very important organ in the human body. It controls how we move, walk, talk, and speak. The brain adapts to environmental changes and allows us to cope with negative emotions, form memories, and learn. The addicted brain changes chemically and...
5 Steps to a Deep Sense of Happiness in Recovery

5 Steps to a Deep Sense of Happiness in Recovery

Recovery is a lifelong process that is not easy, but does not need to be miserable. In recovery, old habits of using drugs or alcohol are replaced with healthy new ones. Gradually, you will begin to experience the full joy of everything in life. Living substance free...
Benefits of Living Substance-Free

Benefits of Living Substance-Free

Recovery from drug and alcohol addiction is a life-long process with many challenges and obstacles to overcome along the way. Addiction compromises personal relationships with loved ones and interferes with responsibilities. It results in job loss, financial problems,...
Addiction: What Happens Inside the Body?

Addiction: What Happens Inside the Body?

The human body consists of many organs that all function together to keep a person alive. These organs need to stay healthy so they can operate on a daily basis and are essential to survival. Drug and alcohol use affects all of them. According to Nora Volkow, MD,...
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