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How Does Addiction Disrupt and Destroy Families?

Addiction is known as a family disease that can disrupt and sadly, destroy the nuclear family unit. Substance abuse and alcoholism are the results of a multi-dimensional problem often including genetic, environmental, physical, mental and emotional issues. The relationship between the family and the addict can be understood in the [...]

2018-02-26T16:42:06+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Addiction|

Is It Ok to Drink Non-Alcoholic Beers Such as O’Doul’s While in Recovery?

O’Doul’s, a near-beer, produced by Anheuser Busch, is considered by state and federal regulations to be a non-alcoholic drink. It has a reported 0.4% alcoholic content level. In the scheme of alcoholic beverages, this level is considered low. Federal levels consider 0.5% alcohol content to be defined as an alcoholic [...]

2018-02-19T13:14:04+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Recovery|

Alcohol Consumption, Mood Regulation, and Behavior

Years of research has long associated alcohol consumption with people’s attempts to regulate their mood, both positively and negatively. Often it is used to enhance positive emotions as a means of coping with a negative feeling. However, in many instances, it has a direct correlation with aggressive behavior. In repeated [...]

2018-07-08T02:01:02+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Alcohol Addiction|

Are You Protecting Your Loved One — or Enabling Them?

The anguish that an addict's family feels watching their loved one spiral into dependency is second only to the anguish of the struggling addict himself. During this difficult time of searching for an effective treatment and hoping that you can get help in time, however, you could inadvertently be enabling [...]

2018-02-14T18:04:20+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Drug Addiction|

What Will Help Your Loved One Stay in Rehab

If you have a loved one who is struggling with drug or alcohol abuse, you're not alone. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, approximately 23.5 million people in the United States are addicted to drugs and alcohol. Research shows that professional rehab facilities offer the best [...]

2018-02-14T17:55:14+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Rehabilitation|

How Stress Can Lead to Relapse in Addicts

New research conducted by Brown University could be the key to improved methods used to treat recovering addicts.  This research has identified that region of the brain where the neural process occurs which can lead to a relapse.  Finding ways to block a crucial step in this neural process [...]

2018-02-14T18:14:54+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Alcohol Addiction, Drug Addiction|

10 Proven Habits for Staying Sober During Recovery and Beyond

Getting sober is hard. Each person's journey out of addiction is unique. Choosing not to take another drink or use drugs one more time happens in moments, some of which are tougher than others. The following ten proven habits can ease the transition into staying sober during your initial recovery [...]

2018-01-30T01:36:32+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Alcohol Addiction, Drug Addiction|

Addiction: Four Things Family Members Need to Know

Addiction affects families, not just addicts and alcoholics. As a family member of an addicted person, you are faced with a host of unpleasant situations and emotions. Here are four things to remember. You are not the reason that your loved one abuses substances, regardless of how much the addict [...]

2018-01-30T01:37:54+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Addiction|

4 Major Health Benefits of Giving Up Alcohol in 2018

Thought it can be a challenge to quit, giving up alcohol can do wonders for your mind and body. Here's a list of 4 major health benefits from cutting the booze. What's it really like to give up alcohol? In a 2012 interview, Bradley Cooper said he became sober at 29 years [...]

2018-01-30T01:39:06+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Alcohol Addiction|