7 Things You May Not Know About Alcoholism

7 Things You May Not Know About Alcoholism

The published statistics on alcohol use and abuse are sometimes frightening. Drinking, binge drinking, and alcohol abuse are prevalent across all demographics and, unfortunately, almost all age groups in the United States. According to data provided by the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), almost eighty-six percent of people over the age…

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Addiction Recovery Resolutions

Each year millions of people around the world begin the new year by making new year’s resolutions. For many, the holiday season and the arrival of the new year signal an opportunity to purge old habits and start fresh by developing new, healthier habits. This year especially, many are looking forward to putting closure to…

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Winter Self-Care and Addiction Recovery

Across the nation, winter has arrived. In many states, this means the arrival of colder weather, snow, and the strong desire to hunker down inside away from the chill outside the door. The winter season also brings along new stressors or helps to elevate those you may already struggle with. November and December are months…

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Family Therapy and Addiction Recovery

At one time, addiction was considered a voluntary ailment. It was believed that when someone struggled with a substance abuse problem that it was their chosen course. They wanted to drink or do drugs. Fortunately, time has altered these ill-founded beliefs. Today, the medical community views addiction as a chronic, debilitating disease that sometimes irreversibly…

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What Role Does Exercise Play in Recovery?

The benefits of exercise on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health are well known. Whether you are reading a peer-reviewed journal article or looking at your Facebook feed, it quickly becomes clear how beneficial exercise is for everyone. Some people wonder what, if any, connection exists between exercise and addiction recovery. After all, it is…

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How Fear Fuels Addiction

Across the United States, countless families have tried as best they can to help a friend or addicted loved one get the necessary treatment they need to recover. Often those efforts are ignored or turned down for reasons nobody can understand. Unfortunately, those struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol are often unable to…

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How to Find or Become A Sober Companion

Over the last decade, approaches to addiction treatment have changed. Today, more people are seeking help from outside support systems beyond therapists, counselors, and traditional support groups. Although all of these professionals and services remain vital components of an addiction recovery team, many find they want or need additional support beyond initial treatment. Going into…

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How Isolation Fuels Addiction

Identifying and adequately addressing the factors that contribute to substance abuse and addiction is an essential step we can take to improve the chances of success for those in treatment and recovery. One factor many overlook when examining the causes of addiction is the role of social isolation in the development and advancement of alcohol…

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Fighting The Stigma of Addiction

Even though it is 2020, the concerns and fears around stigma related to addiction remain alive and well throughout the United States. The concept of stigma describes the powerful negative thoughts that affect how an individual is viewed when they struggle with a substance abuse disorder or addiction. Stigma has the potential to adversely affect…

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Addiction Treatment in a Crisis

If you or someone you love struggles with addiction, the concept of crisis, whether personal or professional, is likely all too familiar. There is an unfortunate yet common relationship between those who abuse drugs or alcohol and those who have emergencies in their lives. These emergencies can take on a variety of forms ranging from…

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