The Challenges of Alcohol Detox

Because alcohol is legal, many people underestimate its addictive power. We also tend to neglect just how challenging withdrawal from it can be. What are the Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal? Withdrawal from alcohol can be incredibly challenging. Detox involves many physical and mental symptoms including: Anxiety Shakiness and tremors Sweating and fever Seizures Visual or…

The Nature and Nurture of Addiction

We often hear people describe certain things as being in their genes. While it’s true that our genes describe many of our attributes, it is rarely the case that something has a specific one. Usually traits are expressed by a combination of genes. This means we are unlikely to ever find a specific “addiction gene“.…