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What Happens to Your Body When You Drink Alcohol Every Night?

Alcohol plays a big role in the lives of many people. Light drinking can help you destress after a long day at work, it can elevate your mood temporarily and it may even help you sleep. You may think that having two or three drinks every day is not doing any harm, but the reality is that consistent and long-term alcohol use can be extremely detrimental to your mental and physical health.

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Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Abuse

Excessive alcohol consumption can result in alcohol addiction or dependency, which can start to have detrimental effects on the live of those who are dependent on alcohol as well as their families and loved ones. In this article we will talk about how to identify the signs and symptoms of alcohol addiction.

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Effects of Alcohol on the Brain as You Age

Alcohol affects us differently as we age. Some of the changes are more immediate and recognisable, such as intense hangovers after just one or two drinks. However, there are other effects that may not be as noticeable but can be extremely damaging in the long run.

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The Undeniable Link Between Alcohol and Violence

There is an undeniable link between alcohol and violence. The pervasiveness of gender-based violence, femicide, child abuse and violent crimes has pointed back to the consumption of alcohol for many years.

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The Benefits of Mindfulness in Addiction Recovery

Practicing mindfulness every day gives us the power to intentionally improve our behaviour, make better decisions and reshape our brains in ways that give us awareness of self.

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Dealing with Drug Addiction During Lockdown

Regardless of the circumstances, drug addiction recovery can be a challenging road to walk that comes with immeasurable reward.

However, the current lockdown in South Africa has placed added pressure on those with drug addiction as well as those who are in recovery.

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Addiction and Isolation are Closely Connected

Addiction and isolation are very closely related. Sometimes feelings of isolation can cause a person to turn to substance abuse, while long-term substance abuse and addiction can further exacerbate isolation.

This can easily lead a person feeling completely detached from the people around them, overall society and even themselves.

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Domestic Violence and Addiction – How are they linked?

There is an uncomfortably close link between domestic violence and addiction; substance abuse is often the cause of domestic violence, while domestic violence can just as well cause substance abuse.

Therefore, both substance abuse and domestic violence are considered the cause and effect of the other, and when investigating the one the other should always be considered.

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Addiction Recovery and Telling People You're Sober

Although addiction recovery has many rewards, the one thing many recovered addicts fear is sharing the fact that they are now sober.

The sad reality is that there is a degree of shame that is associated with being sober, because of the stigma attached to being an addict.

However, being sober is something that every recovered addict should be proud of because it means that you have overcome one of the hardest obstacles you will ever face.

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Conflict Management and Addiction Recovery

Conflict management is arguably one of the most critical dimensions of the multifaceted process of addiction treatment and recovery.

Avoiding conflict is not always possible and by knowing how to resolve it in a healthy and effective way, we open up various doors towards improvement and growth on many levels.

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