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zoom Fetal alcohol syndrome: Symptoms and causes

Fetal alcohol syndrome: Symptoms and causes

Even if it is true that a glass of wine is not harmful and perhaps even beneficial to the mother, it is extremely dangerous for a fetus. There is no evidence that any level of alcohol is safe for the developing fetus. Yes, you or your friends may get lucky and have completely healthy kids even if you drank one or two glasses of wine during your pregnancy. But is it worth risking the health of a future baby? Fetal alcohol syndrome, which some might call alcoholic fetal syndrome, is the most severe diagnosis in the fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

September 17, 2020 Laura Millán
zoom Support for People Who Struggling with Alcohol Addiction

Support for People Who Struggling with Alcohol Addiction

Did you know that 40 million people suffer from substance abuse disorder and only 11% receive dedicated care? People who suffer from alcohol addiction and individuals surrounding them should know that there are help and support available. No one should have to do it alone. Recovery from addiction is no easy task, and the consequences of relapse can be devastating, even deadly. Fortunately, now there are many support options out there. In addition to having a recovery plan, one should build a support system for sobriety, which might include AA, NA, Celebrate Recovery, sponsors, outpatient addiction and mental treatment, and

September 14, 2020 Laura Millán
zoom Best Alcohol Addiction Recovery Books

Best Alcohol Addiction Recovery Books

There are many articles and videos on alcohol addiction recovery. Yet, there is something about books that makes us think deeper and get more insights into the addiction problem and how to recover from addiction. We put together a list of some of the best alcohol addiction recovery books for both those who are recovering from the addiction and close to them people. 1. Memoirs of an Addicted Brain by Marc Lewis This book is written by a neuroscientist who is in recovery, which gives this book a perfect balance of science and story. Memoirs of an Addicted Brain has

August 21, 2020 Laura Millán
zoom Alcoholism vs Alcohol Abuse

Alcoholism vs Alcohol Abuse

In the United States, much of our culture centers around drinking. Problems that result from drinking too much, too fast, or too often affect more than 14 million US adults. So, how can we recognize some of the problems? Alcohol abuse It is easy to get swayed by studies about alcohol that proclaim to have health or social benefits like, “a glass of red wine a day could protect your heart,” or “moderate alcohol consumption increases attractiveness”. The truth is that not everyone has the ability to “moderate” their alcohol consumption. This is where alcohol abuse starts. Alcohol abuse is

July 30, 2020 Laura Millán
zoom What is Alcohol Abuse and How To Treat Alcoholism?

What is Alcohol Abuse and How To Treat Alcoholism?

There are still many misconceptions surrounding the disease of alcoholism. Most people in the mainstream really have no idea what the disease of alcoholism is and what it entails. What is Alcoholism? Alcoholism researchers and medical professionals as early as 1784 talked about alcoholism as a disease, but it was not until 1933, shortly after prohibition in the United States, that alcoholism was recorded as an actual disease. So, what is alcoholism? Alcoholism is classified as a physical, emotional, spiritual, and social disease. Alcoholism affects a person on a physical level. It actually attacks the reptilian brain the limbic system,

July 21, 2020 Laura Millán
zoom How to Get Started on the Road to Recovery from Alcohol Addiction

How to Get Started on the Road to Recovery from Alcohol Addiction

Everyone loves a drink once in a while, but how much is too much? It usually starts as a harmless habit and spirals out of control to an extent that it becomes person’s sole purpose for the existence. Alcohol addiction can ruin a person’s life. Although everyone knows its adverse effects, it is so addictive that one cannot go without having another drink. Yet, it is possible to give it up completely. When it comes to alcohol addiction, it is important to recognize that your actions are what will dictate whether or not your life changes for the better. You

July 10, 2020 Laura Millán
zoom Alcohol Abuse And Alcoholism

Alcohol Abuse And Alcoholism

Alcohol has been ranked as one of the five most addictive substances. It can take a serious physical and emotional toll on a person’s life and life of people around. Do you know someone that has a problem with alcohol? Do they drink to excess? Are you worried about it? In this article, we will talk about how to determine if there is an alcohol problem and how to help this individual. Alcohol Abuse vs. Being an Alcoholic Do you know the difference between alcohol abuse and alcoholism? Most of the time when we are worried about somebody misusing, we

July 02, 2020 Laura Millán
zoom Addiction Rehabilitation Center: What is it?

Addiction Rehabilitation Center: What is it?

Alcohol and drug addiction is a very common problem in many countries. It causes a number of physiological and psychological changes in the body, which make a once healthy and active person a helpless “creature” with only one goal – to find and use the next dose of the substance. Hundreds of thousands of people and millions of their relatives suffer from this problem every year. If these individuals (or their close people) do not take the necessary measures in a timely manner, the risks of getting irreversible harm are inevitable. In a Rehabilitation Center, a special program for the

April 28, 2020 Laura Millán
zoom Recovery Residence: What is it?

Recovery Residence: What is it?

A Recovery Residence provides the best setting for men and women in the recovery from alcohol and/or substance abuse process. Those staying in Recovery Residences receive structure, guidance, and a safe place to learn all the skills that can help them turn their life around – to become strong, independent, and sober once they transition out of the residences. There are usually about 6 to 8 individuals living in one house. The length of stay ranges from ninety days to one year.  Recovery Residence name can apply to peer-run housing that utilizes outside recovery support programs and residences that are

April 28, 2020 Laura Millán
zoom What is Oxford House: Homes For Recovery

What is Oxford House: Homes For Recovery

Humans are complex organisms that constantly find something new for themselves. At first, it seems so harmless and even fun, but a little later, the boundless joy of a new hobby gives way to a series of ongoing depression and troubles. This hobby is an addiction to alcohol, drugs, and games. There are many people suffering from addiction around the world, and, sadly, this number is only increasing.  These people found help in Oxford houses. The first such house was open relatively not so long ago, in 1975. It was established by recovering alcoholics that wanted to create a house

April 28, 2020 Laura Millán
zoom Sober Houses: What is a Halfway House

Sober Houses: What is a Halfway House

A halfway house appeared back in the 19th century when a belief that offenders should be given a punishment that fits their wrongdoings to deter them from repeating their criminal actions began to change. The society put in more effort to understand the thinking of criminals and help them become law-abiding, healthy, and productive members of society once again. Nowadays, the halfway house, also often simply called a sober house, is a center for helping former drug addicts, prisoners, mental health patients, or others to adjust to life in general society. These are publicly or privately operated facilities staffed by

April 28, 2020 Laura Millán
zoom What is a Sober Living House?

What is a Sober Living House?

Over 90 percent of people that go through alcohol and drug addiction treatment relapse within the first year. After people discharge from treatment, they need to learn new lifestyle habits. They learn these new habits by living in a sober living home. They need a different environment because if they go back to the same environment, they were in prior to the treatment, they will end up back in treatment. The only way people are going to change their old ways is if they live in a new environment with accountability, structure, support, community, and purpose. People that completed the

April 28, 2020 Laura Millán