Tips to tame guilt during alcohol addiction recovery

Once a person enters recovery, he or she is swarmed with a feeling of extreme guilt. During an addiction, one is only concerned about procuring the next drink or dose of drug and in the process, one is least concerned about the harm caused to the self and people connected to them. Addiction is a chronic disease that can affect a person’s health, relationships, finances, job and even home. However, one can do absolutely nothing about the past. Therefore, one must be able to deal with these guilt pangs effectively, so as not to feel so helpless that relapse occurs and one gets into a vicious cycle of addiction and relapse. Read more

Regular consumption of coffee can reduce alcoholic liver damage

Excessive consumption of alcohol is associated with innumerable health disorders. Alcohol-related liver disease is one of the most life-threatening conditions that occur after years of heavy drinking. Although it is not possible to reverse the damage completely, an October 2016 study showed that the inherent risk of alcoholic hepatitis can be reduced if people in the high-risk category drank coffee regularly. Previous studies had also revealed the beneficial effects of coffee on liver health. Read more

Is beer addictive?

Beer is an alcoholic drink that has become synonymous with many activities in the American culture. Besides drinking games on the college campuses revolving around it, it has emerged as a must-have beverage at every sporting event in the country and a go-to beverage on Friday nights and weekends. Read more

Nutritious diet: Paces up recovery from alcohol addiction and overcomes impairments

A healthy and nutritious diet plays a pivotal role in speeding up recovery among patients trying to quit drinking and achieve sobriety. Since excessive drinking decreases the ability of absorption of nutrients and impairs most of the essential body functions, it is more than essential to maintain a healthy diet during recovery. Read more

Facts about ‘alcoholic wet brain’

The scientific name for “wet brain” is Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome (WKS), also known by other names, such as Wernicke’s encephalopathy (WE), Korsakoff’s psychosis and Beriberi. The syndrome is named after two doctors, Carl Wernicke and Sergei Korsakoff, who worked independently of each other to diagnose the condition. Read more