Why People Consume Alcohol

In today’s society, alcohol seems to be everywhere. Alcohol is on TV, in movies, advertisements, social media, restaurants and at parties. It can be challenging to go anywhere these days without being reminded of the presence of alcohol. While there are many reasons people turn to alcohol, some may be potentially dangerous, leading to an…

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The Long-Term Effects of Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Addiction can cause short- and long-term effects on the body. Short-term effects may be easier to manage and overlook, but long-term effects may be chronic and irreversible. Those struggling with an addiction to drugs and alcohol may not realize the harm they are causing their bodies over time until it is too late. Educating the…

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DUI vs DWI

DUI and DWI are acronyms that mean the same thing in some states, while in other states, they are different offenses. The acronym DUI stands for ‘driving under the influence,’ while DWI stands for ‘driving while intoxicated.’ The professional staff at Authentic Recovery Center provides treatment for individuals that drive under the influence of alcohol…

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Heroin Side Effects

Heroin side effects can have a devastating impact on a person’s life. Whether it’s an overdose or an addiction, heroin abuse can lead to health problems, job termination, family turmoil, financial crisis, dependency, mental disorders, or even fatality. As such, the toll that heroin can have on a person’s life is often irreversible.  For this…

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Psychological Dependency

According to the APA, psychological dependency refers to a mental cycle where one is “dependent on a psychoactive substance for the reinforcement it provides.” This means that the physiological response to the medication or drug precipitates and simultaneously reinforces its continued abuse. For reasons of diagnostic criteria, this generally falls under the heading addiction and…

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Signs Of Alcohol Addiction

Signs of Alcohol Addiction Alcohol Addiction vs. Alcohol Abuse Alcoholism and alcohol abuse are not synonymous terms. Although people frequently use them interchangeably, there are qualities that differentiate one condition from the other. Clinically speaking, Alcohol Abuse manifests as a cluster of maladaptive behaviors that in their own right are highly destructive to the life of…