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Staying sober when your friends drink

Staying sober when your friends drink

Trust your friends to be there. Your real ones, at least. Sobriety can have a great impact on friendships. Use the time you previously spent drinking to form new friendships. You’ll meet new people through yoga, swimming, going to the gym or your local support groups. You’ll be entering a new social world where drinking is not the only function of the gathering.

Leaving an alcoholic home

Leaving an alcoholic home

Living with someone who becomes difficult or violent with alcohol can be extremely difficult. You know that anything triggers them and a peaceful evening can change with a sip of alcohol. I knew that if I just did the slightest thing to set my mother off, we would end up in an evening of rage. Breathing too loudly or one bad look at my mother was all she needed to be triggered.


The Effects of Alcohol and Drug Abuse on Body Weight

The Effects of Alcohol and Drug Abuse on Body Weight

Over 65% of people recovering from addiction to drugs and alcohol have found themselves becoming overweight during or after rehab and many more struggle with compulsive overeating or what is now being called “food addiction.” Weight gain during recovery can be a significant source of personal suffering leading to relapse. It can also contribute to health consequences such as diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure later in life.

Benefits of Exercise - Mental Health

Benefits of Exercise - Mental Health

Endorphins are only one of many neurotransmitters released when you exercise. Physical activity also stimulates the release of dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin. These brain chemicals play an important part in regulating your mood.

Kratom herbal supplement - Friend or Foe?

Kratom herbal supplement - Friend or Foe?

Its bitter leaves, containing psychoactive opioid-like compounds, are consumed for their mood-altering effects, pain relief and as an aphrodisiac. People chew it, smoke it, brew it or add it to food. It goes by many names that include: herbal speedball, biak-biak, ketum, kahuam, ithang or thom.