early signs of alcoholism

Early Signs of Alcoholism

What is Alcoholism? As per the national institute on alcohol abuse and addiction, alcoholism is characterized by an individual engaging in heavy drinking or binge drinking behaviors that have begun to create negative consequences within your day to day life. If an individual living with an alcohol addiction attempts to stop their alcohol consumption, they…

Is Alcohol Addiction Hereditary? TruPath Recovery

Is Alcohol Addiction Hereditary?

How Family History Impacts Alcohol Addiction When you have grown up with loved ones that have battled a life of alcohol abuse, you want to know what your risk of developing an alcohol use disorder is. According to the National Council of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), the greatest risk of developing an alcohol use…

Mental Side Effects of Xanax Abuse TruPath Recovery

Mental Side Effects of Xanax Abuse

What is Xanax? Xanax, also known as alprazolam generically, is well-known in American households. It is a benzodiazepine, meaning it has sedative effects and is used medically for the treatment of panic disorders, anxiety disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, and anxiety caused by depression. However, Xanax is also highly addictive and commonly abused. Xanax addiction and…

How Alcohol Detox Works TruPath Recovery

How Alcohol Detox Works

Alcohol Detox Explained When a person has an alcohol use disorder (alcohol addiction), it’s because drinking alcohol has caused the production of certain chemicals in the brain to be altered, making it so the brain cannot function normally without alcohol in its system. The more you drink, the more changes occur in the brain, causing…