Tag Archives: Alcohol Abuse

What Is Emotional Sobriety?

What Is Emotional Sobriety?

An estimated 20 million people in the United States, struggle with a substance abuse disorder, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Unfortunately, only about 10% of these people receive appropriate treatment. Whether you’re struggling to regain your life or well on the road to recovery, you’re probably focused on attaining or maintaining your […]

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Why Do We Drink Alcohol?

Alcohol is one of the world’s most popular and accessible drugs. The ubiquity of alcohol consumption, however, belies the major health risks associated with alcohol abuse. In 2012 alone, according to the World Health Organization, alcohol abuse was responsible for over 3.3 million deaths across the globe. The dangers of alcoholism are numerous and pervasive. […]

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How Alcohol Abuse Affects the Major Organs of the Body

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Alcohol abuse has been proven to be deadly if continued over long periods of time, but we often overlook the long-term effects of alcohol abuse, as many believe that “long term” is considered to mean years or decades. This lack of foresight and understanding of just how much of an effect alcohol actually has on […]

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Supporting Sobriety Through the Holidays

Supporting Sobriety Through the Holidays

The holiday season is filled with warmth and happiness. Many spend the last few months of the year eagerly awaiting these special dates in a state of joy, and families gather together to dine and celebrate. For others, however, the holidays season brings an array of negative emotions and can be hard to get through. […]

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Tackle Your Drug and Alcohol Addiction

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Let’s face it: admitting that you or a loved one has a drug or alcohol problem is terrifying. You find yourself not knowing what to do, where to go or what questions to ask. The truth is, you are not alone in this battle, and there is hope. It’s time to tackle your addiction once […]

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The Link Between Alcohol & Cancer

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Alcohol consumption, especially in frequent and/or large amounts, has long been known to negatively affect drinkers in a variety of ways. Alcohol significantly contributes to social and economic concerns – it causes the weakening of relationships, lack of productivity at work, and costs that are detrimental to the community. Alcohol is also the third leading […]

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Treating Pain Without Opiates

Treating Pain Without Opiates

After having surgery, Ted found himself in a great deal of pain and was prescribed Opiates to help manage his discomfort. Although the painkillers helped at first, they soon became a problem. It became clear Ted wasn’t going to be able to stop using the opiates on his own, so his wife and children found […]

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Tips for Staying Sober this Fourth of July

The day America celebrates its independence, The Fourth of July, is traditionally a day associated with barbecuing, fireworks and drinking. For those in recovery, especially early on, it can be a particularly difficult holiday to celebrate and enjoy in a safe and sober manner. Reminiscing on past times of drinking and revelry on The Fourth […]

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Depression and Substance Abuse: Dealing with a Dual Diagnosis

Depression and Substance Abuse Depression is often a gateway into substance abuse. Individuals suffering from depression may turn to drugs and alcohol as a means to escape their negative emotions. Almost one-third of people with major depression also have a substance abuse problem. Unfortunately, drinking and using drugs only makes depression worse in the long […]

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