Social Drinking and Alcoholism

Social Drinking and Alcoholism

Social drinking is a term used for people who occasionally like to drink alcohol. People describe a social drinker as a person who usually drinks with other people at social gatherings or during special events or activities. Social drinking puts

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Abuse

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Abuse

A person’s mental health condition can contribute to drug or alcohol abuse. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating mental disorder that causes depression, intense anxiety, and intrusive memories or flashbacks that interfere with life. Many people develop PTSD from

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Finding Hope in Recovery

Finding Hope in Recovery

If your loved one is struggling with addiction, recovery can seem unrealistic. It can be hard to understand why he or she started abusing drugs or alcohol, why they continue to do use, and why they cannot stop. A loved

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What Causes Chronic Relapse?

What Causes Chronic Relapse?

If your loved one struggles with addiction, he or she will be accustomed to using substances in order to function. The lifestyle they once knew has changed. Addiction interrupts relationships with loved ones, disrupts employment, and can lead to devastating

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10 Reasons to Live Substance-Free

10 Reasons to Live Substance-Free

Recovery from drug and alcohol addiction is a life-long process with many challenges and obstacles to overcome along the way. Addiction compromises personal relationships with family and friends. It results in job loss, financial problems, physical and mental health issues,

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5 Strategies for Healthy Family Communication

5 Strategies for Healthy Family Communication

Communication is a key element to maintaining healthy relationships with others. It is important in any relationship to convey thoughts, ideas, and feelings. We communicate with co-workers, friends, partners, and even strangers. Addiction interferes with and damages relationships. Developing and

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Changes to Expect in the First 60 Days of Sobriety

Changes to Expect in the First 60 Days of Sobriety

The first 60 days of sobriety will be very challenging. Addiction leads to a path of destruction in all aspects of a person’s life. The brain became physically and psychologically dependent on drugs and alcohol. In the first 60 days

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How to Approach a Friend about Their Addiction

How to Approach a Friend about Their Addiction

If you are concerned about a friend’s addiction, you might find it difficult to approach him or her about their problem. When you are concerned about a loved one’s addiction, that person may not think they have a problem. It

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