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How To Help An Alcoholic: 10 Things To Do If Your Loved One Has A Problem

How To Help An Alcoholic: 10 Things To Do If Your Loved One Has A Problem

​Image Source: PixabayFiguring out how to help an alcoholic is one of the most gut-wrenching things a person can go through. Addiction is a dangerous health problem, and it’s something that isn’t fixed with medication, doctor’s appointments, and a diagnosis. It’s only fixed when the person who suffers from addiction decides they are ready to […]

8 Approaches to Alcohol Counseling

8 Approaches to Alcohol Counseling

The effects of alcohol abuse can negatively impact every aspect of your life, from your health to your relationships to your finances. The good news is that alcohol counseling is an effective way to regain control over your life and your cravings. In this article, we will explain the different types of alcohol counseling available with […]

The Full Serenity Prayer & Its Meaning

The Full Serenity Prayer & Its Meaning

Many people, whether involved in recovery or not, know of the Serenity Prayer due it’s large cultural impact. It is a simple prayer full of meaning that many of us can relate to and find comfort and inspiration in. Although the first stanza is generally said aloud at meetings or to oneself as a type […]

AA Challenges: How To Tackle The Daunting 4th Step

AA Challenges: How To Tackle The Daunting 4th Step

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international, mutual aid organization that is dedicated to supporting men and women to achieve sobriety from the use of alcohol and to stay sober. It was founded in Ohio in 1935 and currently is estimated to have over 2 million members. In this article, we’ll take a close look at the […]

Is Addiction A Disease? Ultimate Guide

Is Addiction A Disease? Ultimate Guide

Image via UnsplashIs addiction a disease? This is a hot topic question for many people. Some people argue that addiction is a choice addicts make and can be solved with better judgement and willpower. However, there are many doctors and scientists who are questioning if willpower alone can stop addiction and if addiction is a […]

How to Treat a Meth Addiction

How to Treat a Meth Addiction

Choosing to take a step toward treating a meth addiction is one of the most critical decisions an addict will make in their lifetime. It can be common for those going through recovery to feel lonely, lost, and weak. This is why we have put together a resource to help you learn how to find […]

Understanding The Addiction Cycle

Understanding The Addiction Cycle

Image via PexelsAddiction is a chronic condition wherein a person is driven by a compulsive need to do, take, or use something, even when they know it is harmful to the body. Addiction also pushes the body to develop tolerance over time, leading the person to increase the amount of activity to feel its effects. […]

How Long Does Alcohol Stay In Your System: 10 Things To Know

How Long Does Alcohol Stay In Your System: 10 Things To Know

How long does alcohol stay in your system? That’s a good question, and it’s one you should know more about. There is no one single answer to this question. There are too many variables and unknowns to give a definite answer to this question. Alcohol, when used in moderation, is not a problem. Most people […]

Alcohol Use And Abuse: 10 Things You Should Know

Alcohol Use And Abuse: 10 Things You Should Know

Quick Navigation Causes of an Alcohol Use DisorderHow Is an Alcohol Use Disorder Diagnosed?How Is an Alcohol Use Disorder Treated?What Constitutes One Drink?What are the Risks? Alcohol WithdrawalAlcohol IntoxicationThe Difference between Aud and AlcoholismWhat Is Alcoholism?What Is the Difference?How Can You Tell If You Have AUD or Alcoholism?Should You Call a Doctor?Getting Help for Your Loved […]

Is Alcoholism Genetic: Cause Of Addiction

Is Alcoholism Genetic: Cause Of Addiction

We see it on many TV shows, in most restaurants, and even have stores on our street corners. Alcohol is readily available for anyone looking to purchase it, and modern television shows often depict characters drinking excessive amounts. Though the characters on TV aren’t promoting alcoholism directly, it reinforces the notion that drinking a lot, […]

10 Long-Term Effects Of LSD

10 Long-Term Effects Of LSD

We’ve all heard of the hippie revolution of the 1960s and 1970s. One major element of this culture was psychedelic drugs—the most well-known being LSD. LSD, also known as “acid,” although not as popular as once before, is still a prevalent illegal narcotic in today’s society. But what exactly is LSD? More importantly, what are […]

Alcohol Withdrawal Timeline: Sobriety

Alcohol Withdrawal Timeline: Sobriety

If you have ever experienced a hangover after a night of drinking, you’ve experienced the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. However, for many people who struggle with alcohol addiction, the withdrawal process is much more intense than a simple hangover. In fact, the effects of alcohol withdrawal can be so intense that it may keep an […]

Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction

Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction

When dealing with addiction, as with any psychological affliction, a generalized, systematic approach must be used in order for a supporting industry to be able to develop around it.  However, we also know that individualized treatment is most effective due to the personalized nature of mental illness.  This overview will cover, then, the infrastructure of […]

Quitting Cold Turkey

Quitting Cold Turkey

Addictions can really take over, thereby robbing us of the ability to meet our potential in life. These days, when life is so busy, stressful and fast-paced, many of us do take refuge in our addictions, as they seem to provide us with solace (at least, at first). In time, addiction inevitably turns dark and […]

Addictive Personality Disorder

Addictive Personality Disorder

When the term Addictive Personality Disorder comes to mind people instantly think that it means being addicted to an illicit substance and they quickly start wondering if they or someone they know suffers from this condition, as we are all apt to do when we learn of a new medical condition.  Having a substance abuse […]

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