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The Importance of Identifying Triggers

The Importance of Identifying Triggers

Identifying Triggers is Necessary for Recovery Many people mistakenly believe that quitting drugs or alcohol is just simple matter of quitting. They think, “What’s the big deal? Just don’t put drugs or alcohol in your body and move on with your life!” We wish it were...
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...