How Does Alcohol Affect The Heart?

How Does Alcohol Affect The Heart?

Upon drinking alcohol, it almost immediately begins to be absorbed into the bloodstream. Once entering the bloodstream, the continuous pumping of the hearts sends the alcohol-containing blood throughout the body. In fact, it goes through the heart itself. When...
How to Know If You’re an Alcoholic [Quiz]

How to Know If You’re an Alcoholic [Quiz]

Alcoholism is a complex disease that doesn’t always fit the stereotypes society gave it. Generally, many struggling with substance abuse have a job, go to school, and have a loving family. There’s no way they can be addicted to alcohol. Well, alcoholism...
A Letter to My Drug-Addicted Son

A Letter to My Drug-Addicted Son

Addiction is a disease very little of us fully understand. When we know someone struggling with drugs and alcohol, it’s virtually impossible to feel their pain. But we often forget to think about the family members of those battling with addiction. At Lighthouse...
How To Get Out Of Depression (Without Drugs)

How To Get Out Of Depression (Without Drugs)

Depression occurs on a spectrum of severity. Some people experience acute episodes and others experience decades of chronic depression. It starts from any number of factors from social interactions, family issues, diet, hormonal imbalances, and more. Usually, it is a...
What is Wet Brain Syndrome and How Can You Get It?

What is Wet Brain Syndrome and How Can You Get It?

The term “wet brain” is relatively common in AA meetings. Most people don’t understand the meaning behind the name. So, let’s explore what this standard term means in the world of drug and alcohol recovery.  What Is Alcoholic Wet...
A Guide To Substance-Induced Anxiety Disorder

A Guide To Substance-Induced Anxiety Disorder

Substance-induced anxiety disorder is a form of anxiety disorder whose onset is triggered by the use of certain drugs or pharmaceutical medications. In this case, anxiety is characterized by feelings of nervousness, panic, and restlessness. The use of many different...

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