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Dangerous Combinations: Energy Drinks and Alcohol

Energy drinks continue to remain very popular in the U.S. Drinks like Red Bull and Monster gross billions of dollars every year. And while their effects on health are in question, energy drinks are especially dangerous when combined with alcohol. Mixing stimulants with alcohol creates a state some call "wide [...]

2019-08-04T23:25:42+00:00 August 4th, 2019|Alcohol Addiction, Drug Information, Recovery, Rehabilitation|

Alcohol Abuse and Depression

Many people might use alcohol to help improve their mood. But when does “drowning your sorrows” in alcohol become dangerous? Can alcohol really cause depression? Having a drink or two to relax after a stressful day is certainly ok. But when alcohol becomes necessary dealing with painful emotions, Alcohol Use [...]

2019-07-28T14:09:34+00:00 July 28th, 2019|Alcohol Addiction, Recovery|

Is There an “Alcohol Gene?”

Is there such a thing as an "Alcohol Gene?" How responsible are your genes for a predisposition to alcohol abuse? How responsible is your surrounding environment? Simply put, there is complex relationship between genetics and environmental factors that contribute to Alcohol Use Disorder.  Genetics and heredity are very closely linked. [...]

2019-07-20T16:25:06+00:00 July 20th, 2019|Addiction, Alcohol Addiction|

Self-Medication

The term “self-medication” has trivial and negative connotations. Many would use it as a joke about using alcohol or drugs as a coping mechanism. However, “self-medication” has become a household term that detracts from the real emotional suffering that accompanies addiction. Although the theory behind self-medication (Self Medication Hypothesis) has [...]

2019-07-14T23:50:45+00:00 July 14th, 2019|Controlled Substances, Drug Addiction, Recovery, Rehabilitation|

What is Alcohol Use Disorder?

How do you know if you have a drinking problem? What makes a person an alcoholic? Is there a difference between alcohol abuse and alcoholism? Is alcohol a drug? If you've considered any of these questions concerning your own drinking, you might have a problem. Alcohol abuse can range from [...]

2019-06-29T23:35:59+00:00 June 29th, 2019|Alcohol Addiction, Recovery, Rehabilitation|

Are We Overlooking Solutions to the Opioid Crisis?

Recently, the President’s Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) published a report on the underestimated cost of the opioid crisis in America. Curbing illicit drug trafficking, reducing over-prescription by doctors, and cracking down on drug distributors are all major focus points of the report. While these are all good intentions, there [...]

2019-06-27T20:48:07+00:00 June 27th, 2019|Drug Addiction, News, Recovery, Rehabilitation|

3 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Sober

With St. Patrick’s Day ahead of us this weekend, it’s time to celebrate all things Irish! But for those in recovery, this boozy holiday can mean trouble. Most holidays are a time for celebration and cheer and while alcohol is usually present, it’s not the key ingredient for getting in [...]

2019-03-19T17:45:26+00:00 March 15th, 2019|Alcohol Addiction, Blog, Recovery|

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 [...]

2019-05-02T18:21:24+00:00 February 13th, 2019|Alcohol Addiction, Recovery, Rehabilitation|