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

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

  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 …

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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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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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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.

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