Nutrition & Fitness for Mental Health

Written by liam on March 7th, 2019

Doctors have known for centuries that physical health affects mental health. There is even a Latin motto expressing this notion: “mente sana en cuerpo sano” (a healthy mind in a healthy body). In recent decades, medical researchers have tried to pin down this general principle to discover the ways in which diet and nutrition can have specific positive…
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Dry January

Written by liam on January 18th, 2019

Thousands of Americans will quit drinking this year for “Dry January,” an annual monthlong commitment to sobriety and all its health benefits. Abstaining from alcohol can not only save you some money, but you may also discover some incredible changes to your mind and body after not drinking for an entire month. For many people,…
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Treating Alcoholism: From Detox to Recovery

Written by liam on February 3rd, 2017

So it’s time to quit drinking. What do you do first? Where do you turn? Should you go to rehab? Should you enter into a treatment program? What’s the difference between the two? Is counseling a viable option? How about full recovery? Is it even possible? How do you get there? We answer these questions…
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Stopping Alcohol Abuse with Ketamine

Written by liam on January 27th, 2017

A currently ongoing study based at University College London (UCL) involves giving a dose of ketamine to alcohol abusers. Yes, you read that correctly. Ketamine is a legal tranquilizer, used mainly on small animals by veterinarians. However, ‘Special K’ doubles as a recreational drug, found most often at dance parties and nightclubs. So how the…
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Alcohol Abuse Treatment For Women

Written by liam on January 20th, 2017

According to the National Institute on alcohol abuse and alcoholism, Women’s bodies react differently to alcohol than men’s bodies. That means women face particular health risks from alcohol. Women face higher risks than men because: Women typically start to have alcohol-related problems at lower drinking levels than men Women typically weigh less than men Pound…
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Disulfiram Use for Recovering Alcoholics

Written by liam on January 13th, 2017

There’s a barber on my street called Ish’s, and it’s been there for years. When I was little, Ish would cut my hair. Back when my father had hair, even he would go see Ish to get it cut. Just last week Ish fixed me up again. The reason he’s had his shop for over…
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Virus May Reduce Desire to Consume Alcohol

Written by liam on November 16th, 2016

Alcohol is America’s drug of choice. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence estimates that there are over 17.5 million Americans suffering from either alcohol abuse or alcohol dependence. That’s one in twelve of us. Nearly half (43%) of the people in this country consider themselves drinkers. When you consider just how dangerous alcohol…
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Addiction Treatment Policy Under President Trump

Written by liam on November 9th, 2016

It’s the day after Election Day as this article is being written, and Donald Trump has won the American presidency. Some believe he will make America great again and others believe he is evil incarnate. There almost seems to be no in-between. Regardless of how you feel, the presidency is in the hands of Donald…
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The First Step in Your Recovery

Written by liam on July 11th, 2016

For years you have been making excuses to why you can’t get sober, continuing to fuel your addiction. You know it’s easy to make these excuses and recovery is going to be hard, but without taking those first steps your life isn’t going to get better, you may die and your family will lose you…
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Starting Your Recovery

Written by liam on July 8th, 2016

No one wakes up and says ‘Hey I want to be an addict’. Unfortunately some easily fall victim to the disease. While they did not ask to be an addict they do make the choice to continuously feed their addiction. If you are ready to admit to having a problem you can get the help…
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