When you fall in love and get married, or you gain a new friend, you never look down the timeline of your future and think “you know, I bet we will be a great team when one of us struggles with alcohol addiction or drug abuse”. So when the time does come, and your significant other or good friend is struggling with it ... Read More
Help for Alcoholism
Alcoholism is the most common form of substance abuse, yet it’s a danger is often undercut by its legality and common usage in culture. Upwards of 70% of those who seek treatment for their alcoholism experience some form of withdrawal, making it difficult to face on your own. The articles found here focus on the many aspects of alcoholism including denial, identifying characteristics of alcoholism and staying sober once you’ve had your last drink.
So your friend seems to be struggling. They’re not meeting their responsibilities. They’ve skipped out on events you know they needed to attend, or are getting behind on their bills. Maybe you’ve seen that their impulse control is compromised, maybe their anger has been unchecked lately. But whether they are struggling ... Read More
You remember the day you met. You remember the way their eyes met yours, the way their presence made you feel the closer they got to you. You remember all of the times you’ve been there for them, but more often you can remember the way they’ve been there for you. The idea of telling your significant other that you have ... Read More
It’s not always easy to live a sober life in the current culture of America. Alcohol is pervasive and present In so many aspects of our society. If you go to a wedding, there’s the expected champagne toast. If you go on a work trip, drinking can become a full on priority, with binge drinking being a part of many ... Read More
Many Veterans admit to becoming binge drinkers, especially those who come back from war. They pound back drinks, one after another, after another in hopes of wiping away the painful memories of the horror they saw on the battlefield. If a Vet has been injured and has chronic pain or another persistent health issue, the ... Read More
Millions of Americans drink alcohol, sometimes to excess, sometimes to the extent that they develop into heavy drinkers, become alcohol dependent, or progress to alcohol use disorder (AUD). Some have a co-occurring mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety. Yet, whether they have depression to begin with or ... Read More