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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10 Reasons Every New Year’s Resolution Should be Quitting Alcohol

Written by liam on January 6th, 2017

The beginning of the year holds many traditions: we watch a ball drop, we kiss someone at midnight, we make noise, and we make resolutions on how to better ourselves. Also, we drink. Here we are now, over a week into the new year. Have you made any resolutions? If so, how are you holding…
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20 Tips for Staying Sober During the Holidays

Written by liam on December 20th, 2016

The holidays are approaching like a speeding train.  In American cultural myth, it’s a time for good food, good company, and good times. If you are struggling with recovery from alcoholism, it’s also a time of stress and challenges. Alcoholic beverages often make an occasion feel celebratory. How do you join in without feeling obligated…
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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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The Rise of Alcohol Free Bars & Clubs

Written by liam on August 5th, 2016

The drinks look good: vibrant reds and greens; fresh mint and crushed ice bursting from the glass; petals; a rim of salt. The drinks taste good, too. But there is something missing. The soporific burn of alcohol. As anyone coming to the Redemption bar in east London is warned on arrival, these drinks are dry….
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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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Starting Your Recovery

Written by liam on July 8th, 2016

No one wakes up and says ‘Hey I want to be an addict’. Unfortunately some easily fall victim to the disease. While they did not ask to be an addict they do make the choice to continuously feed their addiction. If you are ready to admit to having a problem you can get the help…
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Maintaining Your Sobriety

Written by liam on April 16th, 2016

Maintaining your sobriety isn’t as easy as it is to get sober. Each day you are faced with your demons, pulling you towards drugs and alcohol. It takes much more the willpower to keep on track, keeping yourself sober. The Importance of Meetings Regardless to if you are a drug addict or alcoholic there is…
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What You May Feel When You Quit Drinking

Written by liam on August 7th, 2014

Have you been drinking excessive amounts of alcohol for an extended period of time? If so, the chance of developing an addiction is very real. Regardless of your past intake or how long you have been drinking, there is always the chance that you will face withdrawal symptoms when you decide to quit. The more…
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How to Successfully Quit Alcohol

Written by liam on August 4th, 2014

It does not matter if you have been drinking for many years or have realized your problem after a few months, nothing changes the fact that you may eventually want to bring this to an end. The exact steps you take to quit alcohol may not be the same as the next person, however, there…
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