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Are Nonalcoholic Beverages Safe to Drink in Recovery?

Nonalcoholic and alcohol-free beverages can seem like a good option for recovering alcoholics to turn to, but the dangers of relapse are much greater than the benefits. Your favorite NA beer or “mocktail” might seem like it helps curb your craving, but it is really hurting your recovery. Research has [...]

2019-02-13T19:36:55+00:00 February 13th, 2019|Alcohol Addiction, Recovery, Rehabilitation|

Binge Drinking Can Alter Your DNA

Add one more thing to the list that frequent heavy drinking can do to damage you. Not only can it destroy your liver, relationships, and bank account; new research has found that it can alter you DNA. Researchers from Rutgers University recently published a study that found that people who [...]

2019-02-03T01:50:00+00:00 February 3rd, 2019|Alcohol Addiction, Blog, News|

What is “Drunkorexia?”

  “You got to eat if you’re going to drink.” I still remember my doctor’s cautionary words from more than a decade ago before I left for college. But an eating disorder that you may never have heard of is becoming a dangerous trend, especially on college campuses. Skipping meals [...]

2019-01-13T16:53:36+00:00 January 13th, 2019|Alcohol Addiction, News, Rehabilitation, Teen/Young Adult|

A Moment of Clarity: Lessons from 3 Sober Celebrities

Alcoholism and drug addiction is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. The mental aspect of addiction leads to delusional thinking that is characterized by denial and delusional thinking. Denial can be so powerful in addiction that the addict cannot comprehend the gravity of their situation. But what happens [...]

2018-12-16T21:34:12+00:00 December 16th, 2018|Alcohol Addiction, Drug Addiction, News, Recovery|

Alcoholism and Your Gut

Alcohol dependence and abuse has traditionally been considered a mental disorder. Changes to the digestive system and healthy gut bacteria, however, are present in certain psychiatric disorders. This shows a potential link between the gut-brain interaction and the development of alcohol dependence. While many studies focus solely on the mental [...]

2018-12-01T15:23:14+00:00 December 1st, 2018|Alcohol Addiction|

The Shame Game

Shame and guilt are present in nearly every case of substance abuse and alcoholism and they are powerful and painful emotions that can hinder recovery. We feel shame as a natural emotion that not only affects our behavior, but creates a physiological response to the automatic nervous system. We blush, [...]

2018-11-30T21:33:35+00:00 November 29th, 2018|Addiction, Alcohol Addiction, Blog, Recovery, Rehabilitation, Uncategorized|

Suriving Your Family Sober this Holiday Season

With the holidays upon us already this year we can get excited for all the joy they bring. For most of us it's memories of time around the table with our family, a big turkey dinner, and maybe a nap in front of the football game. It brings warm and [...]

2018-11-22T01:21:57+00:00 November 22nd, 2018|Addiction, Alcohol Addiction, Blog, Recovery, Uncategorized|

3 Negative Effects of Alcohol on Sleep

We have all heard the term "nightcap." The fact that a drink before bed has its own popular term shows us that a drink or two at night can help induce sleep. However, what happens to the body after the effects of alcohol help you fall asleep? While consuming alcohol [...]

2018-11-22T01:06:55+00:00 November 22nd, 2018|Addiction, Alcohol Addiction, Blog|

Practicing Mindfulness to Overcome Addiction

Practicing mindfulness and meditation can be a very positive ways to identify hidden emotions that are harming you and hindering your recovery. Mindfulness focuses on exposing harmful ways of thinking and meditation can help reduce the physical response these harmful emotions cause to our mind and body. A very important [...]

2018-11-10T00:25:03+00:00 November 10th, 2018|Addiction, Adventure Therapy, Alcohol Addiction, Blog, Detox, Recovery, Rehabilitation|