Medications to Treat Alcohol Withdrawal

Written by liam on March 18th, 2019

Physical dependency on alcohol is one of the most challenging issues a person going through the recovery process may have to overcome. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms are often difficult to cope with, and they also pose direct physical risks to those going through detoxification. Under such circumstances, it’s wise to consider a medication-assisted recovery. Let’s take…
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Alcohol Overdose

Written by liam on February 25th, 2019

The idea that you are at risk of an alcohol overdose or have recently experienced one may have you worried about whether you need to pursue a path to sobriety. If a loved one is currently in midst of an event, addressing the most immediate medical concerns is more important than looking up recovery programs….
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Treatment Center Myths

Written by liam on February 20th, 2019

Getting treatment for addiction is something that a lot of people, even those who recognize they have serious problems, can be reluctant to do. Cultural misconceptions can make it challenging, and some people also see it as an admission of failure or guilt. Going into rehab to get better is a choice, and it’s one…
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Drunk Driving Limits

Written by liam on January 30th, 2019

The Issue of Drunk Driving Countless lives are taken each year in the United States due to drunk driving. In fact, nearly 30 people a day die in crashes involving drunk driving. One bad judgment call when you are drinking can cost you your life or someone else’s. You could also end up in jail…
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Laughter: Not the Best Medicine, but a Medicine Indeed

Written by liam on April 28th, 2017

They say that laughter is the best medicine. We have all heard this from time to time, but have we really ever stopped to consider the weight of these words? The phrase is commonly used among people suffering from an illness, a bout of bad luck, or just a bad day. However, those who struggle…
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Addiction Treatment Gap Awareness Week – Mark Your Calendars

Written by liam on April 21st, 2017

Have you ever heard the expression, “I felt like a penny waiting for change.”?  As it applies to addiction treatment, waiting may not be an option as the truth of the matter is, time and resources might be the difference between life and death. Well, wait no more.  During the week of April 24 to…
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April is Alcohol Awareness Month – Educate Yourself and Others

Written by liam on April 14th, 2017

Does it seem like every month of the year is dedicated to awareness to some cause? That’s probably because it’s pretty much true. While this may seem like an obvious deduction, there is a reason for this – It helps! It works! It’s another chance to make a difference in your life or the life…
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AA Proven Effective for Abstinence

Written by liam on March 3rd, 2017

It’s a well-established fact that Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and many other twelve-step programs based on AA, are successful. Otherwise, there wouldn’t be over 2 million AA members worldwide. Joining is free and as simple as showing up. It’s a wonderful program for recovering alcoholics, and it’s a brilliant option for those with limited resources, unable…
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Recovery Comedy: Laughing your way to Recovery

Written by liam on October 14th, 2016

Stereotypical as it may be, comedians have long been associated with drinking and doing drugs. Entertainers in general seem to receive this stereotype. Musicians, actors, comedians, even some athletes are associated with partying. Surely not every entertainer abuses substances. However, as in life, many do abuse, and so in the end we see tragic deaths…
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Sober Living in Universities – Sober Dorms & Collegiate Recovery Programs

Written by liam on July 12th, 2016

Sober living in college is no easy feat. “Pregaming,” as it is called on campus (binge-drinking before social or sporting events), is rampant, and it can start as early as 8 a.m. on a football Saturday. The parties take place on the porches and lawns of fraternities, the roofs and balconies of student houses, and clandestinely…
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