A Brief History of Alcohol Addiction

A Brief History of Alcohol Addiction

Since the beginning of recorded time, alcohol has been part of American culture, and abuse, misuse, and addiction quickly followed. The struggle humans have with alcohol predates modern memory. For centuries, societies have struggled to find the balance between social alcohol use (alcohol use in daily life) in problematic drinking. This ongoing struggle has defined…

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Alcohol and Benadryl

Alcohol and Benadryl – Addiction, Recovery and The Aftercare

Millions of Americans suffer from seasonal allergies. Additionally, a large portion of the population turns to drugs like diphenhydramine, commonly known as Benadryl, to curb the effects of allergic reactions to everything from bee stings to poison ivy. Benadryl is an antihistamine, which means it works within to body to block its responses to allergens. …

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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 - The Hills

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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The Hills - Self Care Addiction Recovery

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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Addiction Recovery Family Therapy - The Hills

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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The Hills - Exercise Addiction

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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Fear and Addiction - The Hills

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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