We all know the stereotypes: a middle-aged man sitting alone in the far corner of a bar with multiple empty bottles or glasses in front of him, staring off into space while nursing another drink. A woman or man in an alcoholic-induced rage destroying property, attacking people, and shouting insults and derogatory remarks at everyone… Continue reading Am I an Alcoholic? Here’s What You Need To Know.
The holiday season is stressful for everyone. Our calendars are packed with holiday parties, family and friend get-togethers, shopping for gifts, and many more events that disrupt our normal schedules. Often these events are filled with free alcohol and everyone is encouraged to partake in the libations. If you’re recovering from an alcohol addiction, the… Continue reading 8 Tips for Staying Sober During the Holidays
Facing an addiction is a scary time, especially if the person suffering is a loved one. You are worried about their health and safety, how their addiction will impact your family, if you will be able to make payments if they lose their job, or if they will ever be able to overcome their… Continue reading What Can You Do If a Family Member Has an Addiction?
Alcoholism is one of the most prevalent forms of addiction affecting Americans. Nearly 13.8 million Americans over the age of 18 have a drinking problem; 8.1 million of those suffer from alcoholism. If you are worried that you or someone close to you might be one of the millions suffering from this affliction, it is… Continue reading Stages of Alcoholism: When Is It a Problem?
The withdrawal period of substance abuse recovery is rough. Fear of intense withdrawal symptoms often deters people from seeking help or causes them to start using again. Whether you are looking to stop using opioids, cocaine, methamphetamines, or an everyday substance like alcohol, the withdrawal period is one of the most difficult parts of the… Continue reading Common Withdrawal Symptoms of Quitting Alcohol
We all have seen the headlines about the current opioid crisis in America. Whether prescription, illegal, or illegally manufactured prescription drugs, tens of thousands of Americans die every year from opioid related overdoses. One of the drugs at the center of this crisis is fentanyl. The rates of overdose deaths involving fentanyl and fentanyl analogs increased… Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Fentanyl
According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, almost 18 million people in the United States suffer from alcohol dependence and/or chronic alcohol abuse. Millions more engage in unhealthy binge drinking habits that have the potential to develop into alcoholism. If you know someone who has struggled with their alcohol use, you might… Continue reading Why is Alcohol Addictive?