Why Calling Someone “Addict”, “Junkie”, “Druggie” or “Alcoholic” is Narrow Minded?

Dealing with stigma begins by mindfully choosing to understand what is actually going on and this starts in the language we use. Terms like “addict”, “junkie”, “druggie” and “alcoholic” simply ignore the science behind helping a person through a substance use disorder and distorts their personal transformation process by creating unnecessary stigma and undue shame.…

Can Alcoholic Neuropathy be Cured?

What is alcoholic neuropathy? Neuropathy is a complicated disorder that causes the nerves in our bodies to malfunction. In simple terms, it is called mononeuropathy when it affects only one nerve and polyneuropathy when it affects multiple nerves. Alcoholics often succumb to polyneuropathy, when multiple nerves on both sides of the body are severely damaged…