Changing the Culture of Alcohol

Different cultures and groups of people have different belief systems and practices when it comes to alcohol. Those of us who have used substances, particularly alcohol, may have experienced a lot of familial, cultural, or social pressure to drink. That pressure can be very real....

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Women & Alcohol Abuse

Women and Alcohol

Women differ from men in many ways, and the way that they metabolize alcohol is no exception.  When we drink alcohol the enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase breaks down alcohol in our bodies.  Alcohol is toxic to the body and it compromises the functions of our central nervous...

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Stages of Recovery

The progression of alcoholism and addiction usually passes through several declining stages before an individual makes the decision to enter treatment. What might have started as a path to increase socialization and well-being often can lead to a solitary and lonely existence. This isolation can even...

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