3 minute read

Alcohol can trigger alterations in the architecture and function of the blossoming brain, which continues to develop into a person’s mid 20s, and it may have consequences reaching far beyond teenage years.

In adolescence, brain growth is identified by remarkable changes to the brain’s architecture, neural connections (“circuitry”), and physiology. These changes in the brain alter everything from developing sexuality to emotions and judgment.

Not all parts of the adolescent…

4 minute read

In general, these children have higher risk for having emotional problems than children whose parents are not alcoholics. Alcohol addiction runs in families, and children of alcoholics are four times more likely than other children to turn into alcoholics themselves. Intensifying the psychological impact of being raised by a parent who is suffering from alcohol abuse is the fact that most children of alcoholics have normally experienced some kind of dereliction or abuse.

A child being raised by…

7 minute read

This explains the symptoms and signs of each phase along with exploring treatment choices.

Early or Adaptive Stage
Middle Stage
Late Stage
Dealing with Alcoholism and Addiction
Regression to drinking or using drugs

1– The Adaptive or early Stage of Alcoholism and Addiction

The adaptive or early phase of alcoholism and dependency is marked by enhancing tolerance to alcohol and physical adjustments in the body which are largely unseen.

This enhanced tolerance is marked by the…