Living With an Addict: Hard Truths to Accept

Addiction occurs when people continue to compulsively use a drug despite harmful consequences. A strong social support system is important during recovery. Letting your friends, family, and those closest to you know about your treatment plan can help you keep on track and avoid triggers. The best plans are comprehensive, as addiction often affects many areas of life. Treatments will focus on helping you or…

Wine or beer? The differing effects of alcohol on mood

As many of the antioxidants in grapes are in the skin, red wine contains more antioxidants than white wine. However, excessive wine consumption can lead to a reverse effect called alcoholic dementia. Wine addiction almost always translates to excessive consumption and this excessive consumption has some side effects which sometimes are direct opposites of the benefits derived from moderate consumption. One of such direct opposites…