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How to Address Drinking at Work

Drinking at work can be a serious problem, and it can lead to a range of negative consequences for both the employees and the organization. From the impaired judgment and reduced productivity to increased absenteeism and the potential for accidents, alcohol use at work can cause a damaging ripple effect. When someone is struggling with…

Man with psychological dependence to alcohol

What is Psychological Dependence?

Psychological dependence can be difficult to understand and can be a significant obstacle to recovery for people struggling with addiction. This term refers to the psychological cravings, urges, or behaviors that are experienced in response to continued substance use. It can include feelings of compulsion, obsession, and preoccupation with obtaining and using substances. Understanding the…

Man suffering from alcohol-related liver disease

How Alcohol can Lead to Liver Damage

Alcohol use can have dire effects on a person’s life. From relationships to jobs to overall health, excessive alcohol consumption can lead to many negative consequences. One of the most devastating side effects of heavy drinking is liver damage. The liver is an essential part of the body’s functioning, responsible for filtering toxins and metabolizing…

Woman feeling effects of alcohol abuse

Recognizing Alcohol Poisoning Symptoms

When someone begins drinking to the extent that it affects their physical health, they are putting their lives at risk. Recognizing alcohol poisoning symptoms is important because it can save a person’s life. Alcohol poisoning can come on quickly and even lead to death. In cases where a person survives, the effects of alcohol abuse…

Woman coping with alcohol and memory loss

How Alcohol Can Lead to Memory Loss

Alcohol and memory loss sometimes go hand in hand. Heavy drinking can lead to blacking out, which means losing memories of events that occurred while under the influence. This can happen even with just one instance of excessive drinking. Blacking out drunk can also increase the likelihood of dangerous or risky behavior because the person…

Man struggling with alcohol and PTSD

Risks of Self-Medicating with Alcohol

Self-medicating with alcohol is a common coping mechanism for those struggling with mental health issues. It’s only natural to want to feel relief from emotional pain, but turning to alcohol can potentially worsen the underlying issues and create new problems. It can lead to a dangerous spiral of increased alcohol consumption and potentially deadly health…

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Tips for Professionals Trying to Quit Drinking

Alcohol can be insidious. It’s easy to fall into patterns that society has put before you. For many professionals, alcohol is a common component of social networking. For others, high-stress jobs can mean more and more pours at home. Alcohol is one of the most commonly abused substances, and if you’re uncomfortable with your regular…