What is A Dual Diagnosis and How Does it Affect Alcoholics?

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Alcoholism is a difficult disease to treat. However, it can become even more complicated if an individual has a dual diagnosis or what is also known as a co-occurring disorder. This refers to when someone is addicted to alcohol and also has one or more mental health conditions. Any mental health disorder can co-occur with […]

What Happens During Alcohol Detox?

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Detox is the first step in getting treatment for alcohol addiction. It’s the process by which your body rids itself of the toxins that built up over time. If you’re ready to begin the process of getting sober, you’ll naturally want to know what to expect. Every individual will have their own experience with detox […]

What You Need to Know About Alcoholism Among Women

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Alcoholism is commonly thought of as something that only affects men. This is not surprising since the condition is twice as common in men. However, what often goes unnoticed is that heavy drinking can be even more harmful to women than it is to men. Drinking has become more socially accepted among women. However, women […]

Tips for Adjusting to the Workplace After Rehab

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Completing treatment for drug addiction is a significant moment in an addict’s life. It means they have the tools to help them cope with daily challenges and live a life that’s free of substance abuse. For many people struggling with addiction, inpatient treatment offers the best chance of recovery. However, it’s an intensive experience that […]

What Causes Alcoholism & Alcohol Abuse?

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Many people who develop alcoholism wonder how they became that way. Their relatives and friends may also be curious about why that person developed an addiction while other people didn’t. Given the significant impact that alcohol abuse and addiction can have on an individual’s life, it’s important to understand the risk factors. Some people assume […]

How to Improve Your Chances of Achieving Long-Term Recovery from Alcohol Addiction

Recovery from Alcohol Addiction

If you’re overcoming alcohol addiction, your main priorities must be your sobriety and overall health.  If you don’t pay sufficient attention to these, your quality of life and well-being could easily spiral downward. Personal and professional challenges will continue to be a part of your life, but you’ll need to put a lot of your […]

Risks Associated with Binge Drinking

Binge Drinking

People often assume that a person who has problems with alcohol drinks every day or drinks all day long. However, binge drinking is also a dangerous way to consume alcohol. It’s just so common that many people overlook it. They assume that drinking a lot at social gatherings only results in a hangover, but this […]

How COVID-19 May Affect People Struggling with Alcohol Use Disorder

Struggling with Alcohol Use Disorder

Almost everyone has had their lives affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in some way. Some people have contracted the disease while others have lost loved ones to it or seen their income drop significantly because of it. Others continue to work on the frontlines performing physically and emotionally draining tasks. Staying indoors has also […]

The Five Stages of Alcohol Addiction

Five Stages of Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol addiction occurs for several reasons. Individuals can be motivated by a variety of emotions, situations, and traumas. What is certain is that no one chooses to become an alcoholic. Furthermore, the disease progresses over time so one doesn’t suddenly become an alcoholic. Each person’s journey to addiction will be unique to them. However, even […]

Why Group Therapy is Beneficial for Alcoholics

Group Therapy for Alcohol Recovery

Individuals who are in recovery from alcohol addiction have several choices when it comes to treatment. Deciding how to approach recovery is deeply personal and what works for one person may not work for another. Group therapy for alcohol recovery is one treatment option that’s highly recommended because of its effectiveness. However, many people are […]