In an individual program, you can feel confident talking to a trained therapist about your challenges, especially when it comes to addiction or mental health disorders that interrupt your life.
Alcoholics are deprived of an important vitamin called thiamine. Every tissue in the body uses this vitamin, including tissues in the brain, heart, liver, and kidneys. Without thiamine, the tissues can’t function as they should. This, in turn, can increase the risk of heart attacks and heart failure. A person’s brain also suffers from deficiency. They are more likely to experience dementia and Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome.
Another condition from thiamine deficiency is metabolic syndrome, which is associated with elevated blood sugar and pressure, high cholesterol, and too much body fat. The syndrome also increases the risk of diabetes and heart disease.