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Coping With Cravings and Staying Sober

Coping With Cravings and Staying Sober

Cravings Are a Normal Part of the Recovery Process If you have been using drugs or alcohol for an extended period of time – and you make the brave decision to get sober – you should expect to experience frequent (and random) cravings for awhile. This is completely...
Alcoholism and the Genetic Link

Alcoholism and the Genetic Link

Alcoholism is Not A Moral Failing – It is a Brain Disease Many people who have been afflicted with the disease of alcoholism (now commonly referred to as an “Alcohol Use Disorder”) struggle tremendously with accepting they have an illness. In fact, most problems...
The Difference Between Alcoholic Men and Women

The Difference Between Alcoholic Men and Women

The Gender-Neutral Truth About Alcoholism The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) defines an alcohol use disorder (also commonly known as an “AUD” or “alcoholism”) as “a chronic relapsing brain disease characterized by an impaired ability to...
How Do I know if I am An Alcoholic/Addict?

How Do I know if I am An Alcoholic/Addict?

Do You Think You Might Be An Alcoholic or An Addict? If you have been abusing addictive substances like alcohol, cocaine, methamphetamines, heroin, or prescription opioids, you may be wondering, “How Do I know if I am an addict or an alcoholic?” The truth is,...
Signs of Alcoholism in the Workplace

Signs of Alcoholism in the Workplace

The Heavy Burden of Alcohol Abuse In the United States It is no secret that alcohol is the most commonly abused substance in the United States. The stuff is legal and woven into the very fabric of American culture. Think about it. Alcohol is served at ballgames, BBQs,...
Helping a Loved One Commit to Rehab

Helping a Loved One Commit to Rehab

Helping a Loved One Commit to Rehab   Few things are harder than watching a loved one struggle with drug or alcohol dependence. Addiction can ravage the body and corrode mental health; it can lead to financial, legal, and relational problems—and as an onlooker,...