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Why You Should Quit Drinking In 2019

2019-09-05T19:26:30+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 2019-09-05T19:26:30+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

5 Tips on How to Help Your Loved One Stay Sober

2018-11-13T21:24:33+00:00

It's a huge moment when your loved one agrees to seek help for drug or alcohol abuse. But it doesn't take long for questions to start creeping into your mind. There's one concern that seems to be at the top of most people's lists: "What if my loved one is tempted to use again [...]

5 Tips on How to Help Your Loved One Stay Sober 2018-11-13T21:24:33+00:00

How Do People Rationalize Addiction?

2018-11-07T22:25:51+00:00

Rationalization is a defense mechanism often used when people see their drinking or drug use has become a problem but they don’t want to stop. There are many different rationalizations, but what they have in common is they try to make it seem like drinking or drug use is reasonable under the circumstances. So someone [...]

How Do People Rationalize Addiction? 2018-11-07T22:25:51+00:00

Physical Stages of Relapse

2018-10-24T17:26:01+00:00

Seeking Help Again After a Relapse So you’ve suffered a substance abuse relapse. How did it happen? Will it happen again? What should you do next? The first thing you need to understand is that your relapse experience probably began days, weeks or even months ago. Relapse is a gradual process that often begins with [...]

Physical Stages of Relapse 2018-10-24T17:26:01+00:00

3 Tips for Better Rest After Addiction

2018-10-17T18:07:03+00:00

An estimated one in three Americans suffer from insomnia symptoms, and roughly six percent of us might be diagnosed with insomnia. So, you're not alone if you have trouble getting a good night’s rest. People that are recovering from addiction could be up to five times more likely to suffer from sleep disturbances. Sleep [...]

3 Tips for Better Rest After Addiction 2018-10-17T18:07:03+00:00