Foods that help reduce alcohol cravings

Hitting a bar after long hours of work seems tempting to most of the people but for someone trying to quit alcohol, this might be very challenging. Accompanying friends to the bar when one is trying to stay sober may result in acute withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Controlling the urge necessitates not only a strong will-power but also adopting life practices that are beneficial in the long run.

Keeping oneself engaged in meaningful pursuits, indulging in a hobby or joining a support group, practicing group therapies etc. are some of the ways by which one can improve during the recovery period. Along with these, food also plays a major role in helping a person keep his or her cravings under check and continue on the path to sobriety. Read more

Warning signs indicating alcoholism in partner

Alcohol is a legal substance in nearly all countries and is a socially accepted beverage on almost all occasions. Therefore, it becomes almost near to impossible to avoid drinking and developing alcohol-related problems. It is quite challenging to identify the signs and symptoms of alcohol addiction in a partner as drinking is legal and getting drunk is largely acceptable and even condoned in many societies and cultures.

In the United States, alcohol has gained a strong foothold in nearly every social event, such as New Year’s Eve parties, sporting events, college get-togethers, birthday bashes, etc. Under these circumstances, it is easy to overlook the red flags of alcohol addiction. In the entire spirit of celebrations, one steadily becomes dependent on alcohol. Read more

Getting to understand alcohol myopia

“First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.”

­F. Scott Fitzgerald

The American novelist and short story writer, probably, knew how alcohol provides a temporary relief from loneliness and painful memories, but, eventually, puts reputation, reasoning and life at considerable risk. Besides causing a host of health problems, excessive consumption leads to a condition called alcohol myopia or shortsightedness. Drinking narrows the focus of a person in a way that one is able to process only some part of an information excluding important consequences or stimuli. Alcohol myopia is characterized by a person’s ability to only process clues in the immediate environment. Read more