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How Alcohol Contributes to Systemic Inflammation

inflammation from alcohol

Inflammation is a normal function of the human body, the immune system’s first reaction to a perceived danger. However, when inflammation occurs too often, it represents a grave health threat. A number of lifestyle choices can increase a person’s risk of chronic systemic inflammation. They include smoking, a diet high in sugar and trans fats, […]

How to Get Through Heartbreak and Stay Sober

Heart broken

When heartbreak occurs, we react in two ways: emotional expression or emotional repression. While everyone manages pain differently, there are definitely healthy and unhealthy ways to deal with emotional pain. For example, if not processed in a healthy way, heartbreak can cause negative effects on the mind and body. It can quickly become a serious problem if not handled […]

Why Therapy Alone Isn’t Enough in Getting Clean

Therapy

Mental health counseling can play a crucial role in addiction recovery. Therapy gives patients the tools they need to avoid triggers, cope with unpleasant feelings, and resist the urge to use drugs and alcohol. Therapy, however, isn’t enough for addicts to get clean. People living with substance abuse need help from medical professionals who know […]