Helping versus Enabling Know the Difference

Helping versus Enabling Know the Difference

We all want to help a family member or friend who has become addicted to alcohol or drugs. It is how we help them that determine if we are guiding them in the right direction. And, what do we do when they refuse genuine help? As a family member or friend, are you...

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Genetics may play a Part in Alcohol Problems

Genetics may play a Part in Alcohol Problems

Are your genetics responsible for your alcohol abuse disorder. The way a woman who carries the gene for breast cancer is susceptible to breast cancer?  Your genetics may play a part in your alcohol problems, but there is more to it than just genetics and family...

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Do Pain Medications Pose a Danger to Athletes?

Do Pain Medications Pose a Danger to Athletes?

From high school athletes to professional athletes, sports can lead to pain medication, which poses a danger of addiction. Pain medications are not the only danger to athletes; however, there are also enhancement drugs such as steroids.  High school and college...

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How to Handle a Relapse after Recovery

How to Handle a Relapse after Recovery

Relapse is common; you are not the only person to relapse. The first thing you need to do is stop beating yourself up, and you have no reason to feel shame.

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5 Reasons Sober Living is the Best Choice in Life

5 Reasons Sober Living is the Best Choice in Life

You may be considering entering recovery and wondering how living sober will change your life. Well, we have put together five reasons why sober living is the best choice in life.  These reasons can also help you maintain your sobriety. When you think you may...

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PTSD and Problems with Alcohol Abuse

PTSD and Problems with Alcohol Abuse

People with PTSD often use alcohol to numb the pain, try to quiet the memories and hurt. This leads to a situation where PTSD and Alcohol abuse co-exist. When a person decides to go to recovery for alcohol, it is not as simple as treating alcohol addiction. PTSD also...

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You Need to Read These Books during Addiction Recovery

You Need to Read These Books during Addiction Recovery

If you are heading to rehab for addiction or just come out of a recovery center, you need to find things to do that will uplift you and keep you from becoming bored. As humans, our feelings tend to lead us to bad choices; boredom, emotional, anxiety, stress, and more...

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