When consumed in moderation, alcoholic beverages can make a dinner, baseball game or day at the beach a bit more fun. However, if consumed in large amounts, alcohol can have a negative impact on your health. Let's take a look at some of the ways excessive drinking can lead to temporary or permanent health issues.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism confirms that alcohol consumption in any amount has damaging effects on the brain and the body. The institute also confirms that the damaging effects can persist long after an alcoholic achieves sobriety.
Mindfulness is something we may associate with sitting meditation practice. Even if you do meditate, chances are that you spend most of your day off the cushion and engaging with the world around you. If you’re not one for meditation, that’s perfectly alright. Whether or not you can find a meditation group near you, you can practice building awareness in your everyday life.
Drug abuse drastically changes the brain for the worse. Addiction hijacks pleasure centers, creates ingrained behavioral patterns, and kills brain cells. The good news is you can restore the brain after addiction.