Category: Science of addiction

How I Became Alcohol-Free. Thoughts on Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis

Stopping drinking alcohol was a great plan for me – but it could never be enough on its own to sustain the action long term.When I stopped drinking alcohol I needed to undergo a process of lifestyle change and thought process change – and focus on them in order for it to work long term.

The Seductive Allure of Lying about Addiction

When I was pregnant I did not drink a drop but I did continue to smoke a bit. I had learned that alcohol could hinder brain developemnet in utero and there was no way I would take the chance of getting my babies drunk. I managed however, to talk myself into believing that three cigarettes

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The alcohol effect on middle aged “fun” sensors

There is a lot of science out there about the chemistry of the brain and the effect of alcohol on it. The bottom line from all research whether pro or anti-alcohol is more or less the same. Alcohol affects the brain, PERIOD!!!! I would love to go out there and do tons of research, but

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Survival Skills for Staying Sober

In the sobriety and recovery circles I’ve been hanging around for the past couple years, so many people talk about their struggle and setbacks with alcohol as a personal failure. “I can’t get this. How can anyone be so stupid. I feel so ashamed. There’s something wrong with me.” And that vicious cycle of desperately

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