How Alcohol Can Cause Weight Gain

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One of the first signs of an alcohol problem can be a few extra pounds around the waist, affectionately known as a “beer belly”. People often decide to stop drinking because of weight gain. But why does drinking alcohol result in weight gain in most people, in the first place? In this article, we’ll discuss 7 reasons that alcohol can make people gain weight. 1.  Alcohol is an Appetite Stimulant In France, it is customary to have a glass of wine before your meal as an appetite stimulant. An “aperitif” may sound posh, but reframed, it’s simply moldy grapes that will add a lot of extra weight to your life. The BBC reported that: “Alcohol switches the brain into starvation mode, increasing hunger and appetite.” The study was produced by Francis Crick Institute and University College London and showed that…

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I Can’t Quit Drinking Alcohol. Help!

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If You Can’t Quit Drinking Alcohol, There is Help Being an alcoholic is not a moral failing. It is a disease that is known as cunning, baffling, powerful and patient! If you can’t quit drinking alcohol on your own, and stay stopped, you are likely suffering from alcoholism – and there is no known cure. Alcoholics or other forms of addicts who stay in active addiction generally have only a couple of destinations: “Sobered Up”, “Locked Up”, or “Covered Up”. Yes, it is harsh. There is good news though. Remission is possible. Many achieve living sober, with contenment. Millions of alcoholics and other forms of addicts have gotten and stayed sober over the last 80 years or so. “Sobered Up” is the best choice of the three because you and your family are deserving of some happiness! If you are…

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Addiction Recovery at one of The World’s Best Alcohol & Drug Rehab Centers

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Contact Us Rated Among the Top Rehabs in the World Serenity Vista was independently rated among the top rehabs in the world. This places Serenity Vista international, private holistic rehab among the company of world leaders in addiction treatment including the Betty Ford Center, Addiction Solutions of Florida, Hope by the Sea in California, The Caron Foundation, and the Cirque Lodge in Sundance, Utah. Of all places, the Republic of Panama boasts one of the top private treatment facilities in the world. Serenity Vista with its roots coming from Canada has world class professionals and facilities. Serenity Vista offers a modern approach to recovery and incorporates health and wellness in its approach to a full recovery. Rated One of World’s Best Rehabs and the Best Rehab in the Caribbean Serenity Vista was recently rated one of the World’s Best Rehabs,…

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I Can’t Take it Anymore! My Husband Needs Rehab!

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Dear Serenity Vista, Can You Help? My Husband Needs Rehab. The Early Days When my husband and I first got married I knew about his family and the past. His father was a highly respected doctor by day but a mean alcoholic by night. We would stay up late into the night when my husband was in law school and talk about all the things we’d never do to our future children. I couldn’t have foreseen our own need for addiction rehab someday. It started simply enough, a drink after classes and maybe a few more on weekends. Once my husband graduated from law school though, his drinking escalated. He started coming home drunk and would verbally berate me. I became his emotional ‘punching bag’ of sorts for the trials he had overcome during business hours. The First Round of…

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Hiding Drinking

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Hiding Drinking – Sign of a Real Problem Many people struggling with addiction think that if they’re hiding drinking , they’re hiding their addiction. Stashes of alcohol Are you someone who hides alcohol? Do you have a bottle stashed behind the laundry soap or the cereal on the top shelf? Or perhaps you keep a flask behind the tools in the garage or shed. Maybe there are some nips in the bottom drawer of your desk at work or in your purse. We’ve heard of many ingenious methods of hiding your drinking – and maybe we even tried some of them ourselves. Do you drink alone? You mentally check out when you’re with your friends or family, because you can’t wait be alone to drink like you want to. You find yourself doing a lot of laundry or tinkering in the…

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Do I Have To Be An Alcoholic To Go To Rehab?

Do I have to be alcoholic to go to rehab?

Do you need to consider yourself to be an “alcoholic” before you go to rehab? The life-changing experience of getting treatment can change everything. But do you need to wait until things deteriorate to ask for help? In this article, we’ll explore, how long you should wait before asking for help, if at all, the first steps towards recovery, the dangers of waiting to ask for help, and the 7 Symptoms of Alcohol Misuse. How Long Should You Wait Before Seeking Help? If your drinking habits are affecting your life, then it’s time to evaluate whether rehab might be the best option. You don’t need to wait, asking for help sooner can put a stop to the inevitable, severe negative consequences that inevitably happen and progress as substance abuse continues and addiction develops. You don’t need to wait until your…

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Why Am I An Alcoholic?

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Alcoholic – Just like Dad I said I would never become like my Dad, but I was. Growing up in an alcoholic home gave me an opportunity to hone and sharpen my survival-skills-set. It was always a gauntlet navigating the various stages of a drunk-father and a codependent-crazy mother. My two sisters were busy pretending everything was ‘perfect’ and hiding the evidence of our dysfunctional and violent family life. I swore I was going to get out of the madness by working hard, keeping my head down, and being successful unlike my ‘failure of a father’.  I got out as soon as I could and any backward looks were rare. Through my compulsive and obsessive work ethic, financial success was evident. The perfect show house, the head-turning car, the investments, beautiful new wife… ahh yes, I had arrived! The Slow…

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Relapse Again. Now What?

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Relapse Again Now What? You’ve had a relapse again. Now what? The word relapse is perhaps the most ominous word in the addiction recovery vocabulary. Why? Because regardless if you have been sober one month or 20 years, relapse again is a possibility every addict or alcoholic faces. Does a relapse mean that it was all for nothing, that you’re a failure? Absolutely not! But what’s next? The Emotional Turmoil A relapse is possibly the most devastating blow to a person’s recovery. The emotional stress can seem unbearable. You’re feeling shame and guilt. You’re embarrassed. An overwhelming, gut-wrenching, all-consuming sense of failure fills you to the core. Your body aches with misery. You want to hide away from the public shaming and ridicule you are positive will follow if anyone found out. What you’re feeling is normal. It’s what you…

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Sober Through Halloween Shenanigens

Sober Through Halloween

Staying Sober through Halloween Hauntings If this is your first year sober at Halloween – Congratulations! If this is your 2nd, 3rd or more Halloweens sober – Congratulations! If you aren’t sober yet, but hoping to be really soon – Congratulations! I guess this covers everybody except the non-alcoholics and the alcoholics who still consider their shenanigans fun. There, now everybody is covered. Some of you may be wondering how to get through this Haunting Holiday without the ‘trick or not-treat’ of picking up a drink or a drug. It can be a daunting haunting! (sorry, that was bad) But seriously what about staying sober through Halloween? Halloween in the Early Days Kids learn really early to love this holiday, especially the ‘addicts in waiting’. What could be more fun than dressing up in creepy clothes, or being an angel…

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