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5 Do’s and Don’ts for Parents of Addicted Adults

2019-02-13T03:32:15+00:00

As a parent, you always have your child’s best interests in mind, whether they are just learning how to walk, renting their first apartment, or raising their own children. Finding out that your child is struggling with addiction is heartbreaking regardless of their age, but confronting an adult son or daughter about their substance [...]

5 Do’s and Don’ts for Parents of Addicted Adults 2019-02-13T03:32:15+00:00

Recognizing The Risk Factors For Addiction

2019-02-05T21:38:44+00:00

Addiction is a personal human struggle as old as time itself. Most recently, addiction has resurfaced at crisis levels. Clinically, addiction is a condition that begins when a person takes a chemical substance (or engages in a behavior), which begins as self-indulgent gratification, but quickly evolves to an uncontrolled compulsion that interrupts your life. [...]

Recognizing The Risk Factors For Addiction 2019-02-05T21:38:44+00:00

Dry January & Remaining Sober Beyond

2019-01-29T20:44:12+00:00

For those who are unfamiliar, Dry January is a public health campaign that urges participants to abstain from alcohol for the entire month of January. The origins of Dry January stem back to as early as 1942 in Finland but has recently gained traction and attention in the United States and in the United [...]

Dry January & Remaining Sober Beyond 2019-01-29T20:44:12+00:00

When Someone You Love Goes Through Drug and Alcohol Relapse

2019-01-14T04:45:59+00:00

As humans, we have the ability to feel things on behalf of others. When someone we love experiences joy, that positive emotion benefits us as well. It makes us feel good when they feel good. On the other hand, when the people we love are suffering, we might also feel that pain. If you [...]

When Someone You Love Goes Through Drug and Alcohol Relapse 2019-01-14T04:45:59+00:00

Why You Should Quit Drinking In 2019

2018-12-31T05:51:53+00:00

So you want to quit drinking. “Dry January” is upon us, a time when people of all backgrounds and levels of alcohol consumption commit to staying sober for the entire month. People who participate in this range from heavy drinkers to people who simply want to be alcohol-free for a month. Either way, a [...]

Why You Should Quit Drinking In 2019 2018-12-31T05:51:53+00:00

6 Ways To Stay Sober On New Year’s Eve

2018-12-26T04:33:38+00:00

You made it through the Christmas holiday unscathed. Next, you have to overcome one of the biggest party nights of the year: New Year's Eve. It's important to stay proactive for a sober celebration before the temptations of champagne toasts take over. Whatever you do, try not to isolate yourself or assume parties aren't [...]

6 Ways To Stay Sober On New Year’s Eve 2018-12-26T04:33:38+00:00

Tips for Preventing the Holiday Blues and Staying Sober

2018-12-18T22:49:45+00:00

The holidays can be a period of emotional highs and lows. Anxiety, loneliness, happiness, and sadness are common feelings, sometimes experienced in startling succession. The bad news is the holiday blues can trigger a relapse for people recovering from alcoholism and other drug addiction. The good news is the blues can be remedied by planning [...]

Tips for Preventing the Holiday Blues and Staying Sober 2018-12-18T22:49:45+00:00

Toxic Effects of Alcoholism on Families: The Statistics

2018-12-06T22:33:25+00:00

Alcohol abuse ravages families, leaving long-lasting emotional scars. Families are a unit, and when one individual is hurting and acting destructively, it impacts everyone. Here are just some of the effects of alcoholism on families. Marriage and Alcoholism Statistics: Does Alcohol Break Up Relationships? “He’s a happy drunk.” “She’s an angry drunk.” Whatever the [...]

Toxic Effects of Alcoholism on Families: The Statistics 2018-12-06T22:33:25+00:00

Our List of the Top 5 Hardest Addictions to Kick

2018-12-05T18:05:48+00:00

Substance effects on the brain With just a quick search on the Internet for common addictions, it's clear that there are addictions that are more common than others. The list of the top 5 addictions in the world are not necessarily the same as the top five worst addictions. Addictions are variable in how intense and [...]

Our List of the Top 5 Hardest Addictions to Kick 2018-12-05T18:05:48+00:00

6 Tips For a Sober Thanksgiving

2018-11-19T16:38:21+00:00

It's that time of year again - parties, family get-togethers, and excessive eating, drinking and merriment. This time of year can create difficult situations for those in recovery. Thanksgiving, in particular, can be a challenging time, family interaction is often expected and it may be one of your first family get-togethers you've had in [...]

6 Tips For a Sober Thanksgiving 2018-11-19T16:38:21+00:00