Being around a person with an addiction can be painful, especially when you love them and care about their well-being. No matter what stage you are in a relationship, if you are dating an alcoholic, it will affect you in many ways. It can be frustrating, confusing, and even frightening to witness someone’s descent into… Continue reading Dating an Alcoholic
Breaking the cycle of addiction can be difficult. But, after hard work and dedication to a treatment program, many people consider themselves cured from addiction. Is there really a cure for addiction, though? Another popular term for someone who successfully maintains their sobriety is “recovered,” which implies that they are still diligently working on their… Continue reading The Difference Between ‘”Cured” and “Recovered” in Addiction
Alcohol is a social drug that people can use responsibly without causing much harm to their health or their personal life. However, it can be hard to tell the difference between casual drinkers and alcohol abusers. Understanding the differences between casual drinking vs. alcohol abuse can help you put your own relationship with alcohol into… Continue reading The Difference Between Casual Drinkers and Alcohol Abusers
Drinking and alcohol abuse are traditionally considered a problem among adult men. Still, studies show dramatic increases in alcohol consumption by women in the U.S. Unfortunately, with the rise of alcohol consumption in women comes an increase in alcohol abuse and addiction. These conditions can be difficult to manage, especially alone. Finding help from an… Continue reading Alcohol Consumption on the Rise in US Women
Rising Alcoholism and The Pandemic It is no secret that alcohol consumption has been rising since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fueled and fanned mainly by a combination of isolation, stress, and lockdown, COVID-19 became the perfect storm for alcohol abuse. Even though it has been about two years since the beginning of the… Continue reading Rising Alcoholism and The Pandemic
Rehab Or Treatment: What’s The Difference and Which One Is Right For You? Treatment for addiction recovery can seem complex, with a million different options. Addiction is a condition that affects everyone differently; therefore, not all treatment methods will work on every person. With so much at stake—relationships, career, health, life, family, and more—it can… Continue reading Rehab Or Treatment: What’s The Difference and Which One Is Right For You?
How Do You Get Help for a Secret Alcohol Addiction? Suffering from a secret alcohol addiction is a very lonely affliction. On the outside, it might seem like you have it all. A thriving career, a beautiful family, hobbies, and all responsibilities are taken care of. However, on the inside, you are suffering from a… Continue reading How Do You Get Help for a Secret Alcohol Addiction?
What Makes Successful Drug and Alcohol Rehab So Challenging For Recovering Addicts? Recovery from drugs and alcohol can be a rocky road. Relapse, triggers, and multiple stays in rehab are realities for many people. Successful drug and alcohol rehab can be challenging for recovering addicts due to various factors. If you are seeking treatment for… Continue reading What Makes Successful Drug and Alcohol Rehab So Challenging For Recovering Addicts?
Dry January: 4 Tips for a Sober Start to 2022 Kicking off a new year is a hopeful, productive time. Setting New Years Resolutions are often backed with the best of intentions, but a few weeks into the following year, you see yourself going back to your old ways. It can be disconcerting, especially if… Continue reading Dry January: 4 Tips for a Sober Start to 2022
How Do You Handle Triggers and Prevent Relapse? Relapse is a very real part of dealing with addiction. Receiving treatment and getting sober is a big step on the road to recovery, but the work does not end when you leave the treatment center. Taking the tools you learned in treatment to handle your triggers… Continue reading How Do You Handle Triggers And Prevent Relapse?