The Best Alcohol Recovery Books

This book also examines the brain’s ability to create new neural pathways and lose the desire to use substances. Lewis provides a description of life in recovery that I relate to myself; that sober life is not a life of deprivation, but one of fulfillment, continued growth, and personal development. A 1996 bestseller, Caroline Knapp […]

Alcohol and diabetes: Effects, blood sugar levels, and guidelines

Medical interventions are often necessary for managing alcohol-induced diabetes, especially in severe cases. Medication management, under the supervision of healthcare professionals, can help regulate blood sugar levels and address other related health issues. While stopping alcohol might not inherently “reverse” diabetes, it markedly betters the management of blood sugar levels, reducing the likelihood of complications. […]

Addiction vs Dependence: Differences In Drug Abuse Terms

When we use terms correctly, we can help reduce stigma and encourage individuals to seek help without fear of judgment. If someone is labeled an “addict” when they are actually struggling with substance abuse, they may face unfair judgment and negative attitudes from others. Dependence and abuse can be warning signs of addiction, but they […]

Relapse prevention PMC

In addition to shaping mainstream addiction treatment, the abstinence-only 12-Step model also had an indelible effect on the field of SUD treatment research. Most scientists who studied SUD treatment believed that abstinence was the only acceptable treatment goal until at least the 1980s (Des Jarlais, 2017). Abstinence rates became the primary outcome for determining […]