ARE YOU AD­DICTED?

Health & Nutrition - - NUTRITION UPDATE -

One com­mon mis­con­cep­tion is that alcoholics need to hit rock bot­tom be­fore they can truly get bet­ter. Ab­so­lutely not! Peo­ple don’t re­al­ize that ad­dic­tion is a chronic med­i­cal ill­ness. It’s a dis­ease of the brain, and the ear­lier you get help, the bet­ter. There’s no one-size-fit­sall treat­ment plan for peo­ple with al­co­hol de­pen­dence. That said, if you’re some­one who has had dif­fi­culty quit­ting in the past, you prob­a­bly shouldn’t keep drink­ing, even if min­i­mally. The more ex­tended the us­age, the more it can mess with your brain chem­istry.

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