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Being a recovering alcoholic is hard. The truth is that alcohol is available everywhere you go. Not only that, but around the holidays it is advertised everywhere, given as gifts, and an accepted and expected part of any and every celebration. This makes it hard

Dealing with any opioid addiction is a painful experience. When it is your spouse, it is likely to alter the course of your relationship. Many couples don’t make it through addiction together, but it isn’t impossible to do. It will require a lot of time,

Once you get to rehab, your time spent there can seem like a breeze, as far as staying sober goes. First of all, you have all of the support you need to talk about your problems, and professionals to stop you from acting on a

Watching a loved one struggle because they are addicted to drugs or alcohol is a terrifying thing to have to go through. No matter who that person is – your spouse, child, a parent, sibling, or best friend, the concern for them is all-consuming. They

A codependent relationship usually happens before you even know what is happening. In addiction and recovery, these kinds of relationships are especially prevalent and also incredibly toxic. It is important to know how to recognize one so that you can avoid the traps of getting

One of the best things you can do to protect your sobriety after treatment resides in a sober home. Equally as important is that you find the right one that works for you and what you need. There are many different kinds of sober living

Alcohol is a funny thing. It is completely socially acceptable to throw back a few beers. As a matter of fact, it is accepted almost anywhere you go, from a first date to a family dinner to a football tailgate party. Millions of people drink

There’s no question that the average American works 40 hours a week, weekdays, on a 9 to 5 schedule. Of course, others may have different schedules, but the majority of the country lives for the weekend. After a long week, there is no question that

There’s no getting around it. Relapse is part of recovery. In fact, it’s such a part of recovery that up to 60 percent of recovering individuals relapse. Whether you or a loved one is on the road to recovery for the first or hundredth time,

If the opioid epidemic has taught us anything, it is that anyone can become addicted to painkillers. Opioids are completely legal with a prescription, but their addictive nature can cause dependence on the substance in even the most strong-willed of individuals. Although opioids do help

For years, people thought that those who struggle with addiction were lacking moral character or just didn’t have enough willpower to break the cycle of addiction. This opinion formed the stigma of addiction that is still evident today and fueled the war on drugs which

Have you ever woken up from a night of drinking and could not remember what happened the last half of the night? You aren’t the only one. In fact, over half of college graduates report having had memory blackouts induced by drinking at least once

Since alcohol use is legal in the US, it is not uncommon for people to believe that the dangers of alcohol are exaggerated. In fact, it is quite the opposite. Alcohol not only provides a list of nasty physical side effects but can affect a person’s

Many people think that those who are addicted to drugs are only addicted to only one particular drug. That just simply is not the case. Often times those that abuse substances, although they may have a favorite, use more than one substance throughout the span

Many come to treatment for alcoholism or drug abuse and think it’s just thirty days of rehab for a lifetime of sobriety. This just isn’t the case. Sobriety takes time and commitment, and working on sobriety does not stop when you leave the treatment facility.