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drinker's nose

Drinker’s Nose: Is “Alcoholic Nose” Really From Drinking?

Alcoholic nose, or drinker’s nose, is an informal term that refers to an enlarged purple nose that is thought to be caused by chronic alcohol abuse. The condition was made famous by W.C. Fields, an American actor during the early 20th century known for his heavy drinking who referred to the bumps on his bulbous...
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how to help an addict

How to Help an Addict: Addiction Recovery in Ohio

If you care about someone who is struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, you might feel helpless at times. Though you might be able to clearly see that the person you care about needs help with their addiction and mental health, they might not be ready to face the truth. But this doesn’t...
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GABA and alcohol

GABA and Alcohol: How Drinking Leads to Anxiety

If you or a loved one has ever struggled with mental health effects after a night of drinking, you aren’t alone. There is actually a scientific reason behind this phenomenon that involves an inhibitory neurotransmitter called gamma-aminobutyric acid or, more simply, GABA. Recent research shows that the connection between GABA and alcohol can explain the...
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causes of substance abuse

Causes of Addiction: From Beginning to Recovery

Experiencing addiction can be confusing because it’s often hard to pinpoint where the issue started. For many individuals living with substance use disorders, they struggle to understand the causes of addiction that led them to where they are. But with some self-reflection and access to addiction resources, the causes of addiction are surprisingly easy to...
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how to prevent relapse

The Stages of Relapse and Why They Matter

Are you trying to figure out if the stages of relapse you are going through are normal? Let’s take a look at what is and what is not normal and why it matters. Contrary to popular belief, recovery from addiction is a lot more complex than simply “recovered” or “not recovered.” For most people, recovery...
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sleep quality and addiction recovery

Sleep Quality and Addiction Recovery: Uncovering the Connection

Did you know that there’s a proven connection between sleep quality and addiction recovery? It’s easy to think of addiction as a purely mental phenomenon, but it can have profound effects on your physical health, including disrupting your sleep. And when you’re trying to quit drugs or alcohol, trouble sleeping can make the process even...
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stages of alcohol recovery

The 5 Stages of Alcoholism: Alcohol Addiction Timeline

Becoming addicted to alcohol is not something that happens overnight. In reality, there are stages of alcoholism that start with excessive drinking and lead to serious health complications. Below, learn more about the stages of alcoholism to assess if you or a loved one might be struggling with addiction. Regardless of the stage you might...
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enabling addiction

7 Ways to Stop Enabling Addiction in Your Loved One

When you find yourself enabling addiction, it’s hard to know what to do next. You don’t want to enable an alcoholic or addict, even if you care about them, but you also don’t want to hurt them or push them away. All of those feelings are completely normal, and that’s why we’re providing this resource...
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