18 Best TED Talks for Addiction & Recovery

The National Health Service, the UK’s publically funded healthcare system, estimates that around 9% of men in the UK and 4% of UK women show signs of alcohol dependence (source). In fact, it’s a topic that has been given increasing prominence globally. That’s why it is always helpful to hear and read about people’s personal […]

Her Path to Sobriety: Personal Stories of Women in Recovery

Daniella Park, recovery advocate, author, and founder of Doing It Sober, celebrates 17 years of sobriety and shares her incredible story. A powerful 13-minute video for anyone who is traumatized by the addiction of a loved one. This 15-minute video from Tony Hoffman is one of the best TED Talks for addiction. 14-minute video clip […]

Alcohol-related crimes % of all crimes

Alcohol-related crime contributes to the harm experienced by the population as a whole. It is therefore an important indicator in evaluating, in an indirect way, the harm and consequences of alcohol use on the population. Treatment programs aim to not only help people quit drinking but also to address and treat co-occurring conditions. People with […]

Fixing Drinking Problems: Evidence and Strategies for Alcohol Control as Crime Control

Similarly, mixed findings were also reported for 5-HT1A and 5-HT2A receptor bindings (Underwood et al., 2008, 2018; Storvik et al., 2009). Chronic alcohol intake increases the metabolites of serotonin in the raphe nuclei area, however reduces 5-HT2A protein levels in the mice cortex, indicating reduced serotonergic activity (Popova et al., 2020). Acute alcohol intake reduces […]

Children of Alcoholics: Statistics on the Effects of Alcohol on Families

One common strength of these children is their propensity to have to “grow up fast” and learn to take care of themselves at a much earlier age than their developmental milestones would dictate. When their parent cannot care for them during active addiction, the child’s survival instincts may kick in, causing them to become prematurely […]

How Are Children Impacted By Alcoholic Parents?

Certain families view alcohol use as a part of their culture, and they may use alcohol within healthy limits. However, it’s important to be aware that the way your children experience your relationship with alcohol may affect their future relationship with alcohol, as well. If you have a mother who is struggling with an alcohol […]