Adult Children of Alcoholics: Genetic Risks

Adult Children of Alcoholics: Genetic Risks

Growing up with a parent who suffers from an alcohol use disorder can reverse family roles so that a child feels more like the responsible person in the relationship. Adult children of alcoholics have grown up with a very different childhood and adolescence than those who do not have a parent who abuses alcohol.

In addition to personality and emotional changes,

Alcohol Abuse and Dementia: 6 Things You Didn't Know

Alcohol Abuse and Dementia: 6 Things You Didn’t Know

While there are many health risks connected to alcohol abuse, alcohol-induced dementia is particularly grim. Also known as Korsakoff syndrome, alcohol-induced dementia is often the result of a chronic thiamine deficiency that causes changes in the brain that affect memory. The following are important facts to know about alcohol abuse and dementia.

Thiamine Deficiency Can Lead to Wernicke Encephalopathy

Alcohol-induced dementia is most commonly due to prolonged thiamine deficiency.

Kratom Capsules: What You Need to Know

Kratom Capsules: What You Need to Know

Kratom capsules may be illegal in countries like Thailand and Australia, but the capsules packaged from the kratom tree are legal in the United States. A stimulant at low levels and a sedative at higher ones, many people are using kratom capsules with very little information on how they work or whether they’re safe.

Where Do Kratom Capsules Come From?

How Much Is Too Much? Know the Signs of Alcohol Poisoning

How Much Is Too Much? Know the Signs of Alcohol Poisoning

The signs of alcohol poisoning indicate a serious and possibly deadly condition. Drinking too much alcohol too rapidly can adversely affect a person’s heart rate, breathing, body temperature and gag reflex and can lead to coma and death.

Signs of alcohol poisoning may appear when adults binge drink and when children accidentally consume household products containing alcohol.

Exercise Your Body and Mind With These 2018 Mission Viejo Fun Runs

Exercise Your Body and Mind With These 2018 Mission Viejo Fun Runs

The sights and sounds of Mission Viejo can be experienced in a whole new way: on foot, in 2018 Mission Viejo fun runs. Fun runs are a challenging and excellent way to relieve stress and maybe even find a new favorite exercise in running.

These 2018 Mission Viejo fun runs are a great way to benefit your recovery through stress relief and helping to maintain a healthy weight.

How Substance Abuse Damages Your Kidneys

How Substance Abuse Damages Your Kidneys

Most of us don’t spend much time thinking about our kidneys until something goes wrong. But this pair of organs plays an essential role in our well-being and survival. Kidney disease is more common than you might think, and it’s the ninth-leading cause of death in the United States.1

While substance abuse can cause serious damage to many of your body’s organs,

How Substance Abuse Damages Your Heart

How Substance Abuse Damages Your Heart

More than 600,000 people die of heart disease in the U.S. each year—one in every four deaths nationwide.1 February is Heart Health Awareness Month, designated to help raise awareness about this disease and spread knowledge about prevention.

One of the biggest dangers to a healthy heart is substance abuse. In this article we’ll explore how abusing alcohol or drugs can damage your heart.

Being Single on Valentine's Day Isn't All Bad

Being Single on Valentine’s Day Isn’t All Bad

If you’re anticipating a Valentine’s Day as a single—and sober—individual, there really is a lot to celebrate. People in early recovery are often advised not to make any major life changes, such as beginning a romantic relationship with a new girlfriend or boyfriend.1 The emotional highs and lows that can come with dating a new person are associated with an increased risk for relapse.