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Overcoming Codependency

Ways to Overcome Codependency Overcoming codependency can be challenging for the loved one of someone with a substance use disorder. You can easily be seduced by the special vulnerability of your loved one. And once you’ve established a codependent relationship it is difficult to break. That’s particularly common and true when you’re codependent with a…

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How Does Alcohol Affect The Brain?

Men and women of all ages use alcohol. Because the heavy consumption of alcohol is so prevalent, it may be difficult to identify an addiction. Additionally, many people develop an addiction because of their genetics. Although you might think alcohol is only causing life struggle, it also affects you cognitively. Therefore, if you’re concerned about…

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Alcohol Dependence vs. Alcohol Addiction

Many people wonder what’s the difference between alcohol dependence and addiction. Understandably, these two conditions are very similar and have overlapping signs Plus, some people use these terms interchangeably. However, knowing the differences helps people make informed decisions when seeking treatment. What Does Alcohol Dependence Mean? Addiction experts define dependence as a scale measuring degree…