Excessive alcohol use causes major changes in the brain. Mental health problems such as depression and anxiety can be caused or exacerbated by alcohol use

What are the Long-Term Health Consequences of Alcoholism on the Brain?

  Alcohol is one of the most dangerous and highly abused drugs in the world. Alcoholism carries a slew of long-term consequences that can greatly diminish an individual’s mental, physical, and spiritual health, and lead to early death. Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive, and fatal disease that, if left untreated, will inevitably worsen overtime and carry the risk of major …Read More

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Scott

How old are you? 44

How many years sober? 7 years and 4 months

So you got sober at: 36

Describe your childhood: I thought it was bad because it was a violent household – but looking at it since being sober I realized that they were just doing the best they could. I moved a lot – Illinois, NM, Colorado, Michigan…

What was your drug? Acid, Meth, alcohol – I was a garbage pail but my primary drug was weed.

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Sam

How old are you? 25

How many years sober? 2

So you got sober at: 23

Describe your childhood: Pretty typical – good family – good upbringing – I was adopted at birth – parents were social drinkers – always had alcohol in the house. Biological mom, brother, sister.

What was your drug? Alcohol – weed was my drug of choice – cocaine was my favorite – all things really

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Kurtis

Kurtis

How old are you? 27

How long are you sober? 7 years

So you got sober at: 19!

Describe your childhood: Normal whatever that means. Nothing traumatic happened and I was always taken care of.

Describe the first time you drank/used: 12 years old in 6th grade.