Alcoholic Narcissist: How the Two Conditions Are Related

Those suffering from narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) often feel overconfident about their self-worth and may believe that they are entitled to special treatment. They may also have difficulty regulating their emotions and become angry or defensive when criticized or rejected. In order to shed light on the complex relationship between alcoholism and narcissism, it is […]

7 Signs Alcohol Affects Your Physical Appearance

Chronic alcohol use raises your risk for health problems, including heart disease, liver disease, cancer, and mental health disorders. Platelets are a component of blood that help form clots and slow bleeding. If your liver is damaged or diseased, you will have fewer platelets circulating in your blood, which usually causes easy bruising. A hematologist […]

Does Alcohol Withdrawal Cause Anger?

Research shows that people who drink alcohol are more likely to develop mental health problems. It’s also true that people with severe mental illness are more likely to have alcohol problems. This may be because they ‘self-medicate’, meaning they drink to deal with difficult feelings or symptoms. 2 Addressing Anger in the Treatment of Alcohol […]

Alcohol: Does it affect blood pressure?

Neurohormonal disruptions may mediate the mechanisms of harm in alcohol consumption. For example, sympathetic activation could underlie the observed BP elevation, as could the disruption of carotid baroreceptor responses that regulate BP. This disruption might be due to higher amounts of endorphins and histamine released by alcohol. The current acute and chronic effects of cocaine […]

Alcohol: Does it affect blood pressure?

Neurohormonal disruptions may mediate the mechanisms of harm in alcohol consumption. For example, sympathetic activation could underlie the observed BP elevation, as could the disruption of carotid baroreceptor responses that regulate BP. This disruption might be due to higher amounts of endorphins and histamine released by alcohol. The current acute and chronic effects of cocaine […]

How to Write a Goodbye Letter to Addiction Banyan Heartland

With our guidance and your concerted effort, you can end your substance abuse for good. You can begin to discover the hope and promise of successful, long-term recovery. To learn more or to schedule a free assessment, please visit our Contact Us page or call our center today. Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Get ready to […]

Alcohol and age: A risky combination

In addition to concerns regarding the misuse of alcohol alone, up to 19 percent of older Americans combine alcohol and medications in a way that can be considered misuse (NIAAA 1998a,b). Mixing alcohol and psychoactive medications such as benzodiazepines, sedatives, and opioid analgesics has the potential for very serious negative outcomes that prescribing physicians should […]