10 Common Signs of Alcoholism

Signs of Alcoholism

Alcoholism is a pervasive issue that profoundly affects many societies, with far-reaching consequences for individuals and communities. It’s a silent epidemic that millions worldwide unknowingly slide down its treacherous slope. However, recognizing the ten common signs of alcoholism is paramount not only for those who may be struggling but also for their families, friends, and […]

The Link Between Alcohol Use Disorder and Mental Health

alcohol use disorder

Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) is not just a simple struggle with alcohol; it is a medical condition characterized by an inability to restrain or stop drinking despite its negative impact on one’s life. This disorder ranges from mild to severe and is closely connected to mental health. The relationship between AUD and mental health is […]

Alcoholics Anonymous Unmanageability List

AA Unmanageability List

The first step of Alcoholics Anonymous states, “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol and that our lives had become unmanageable.” Unmanageable is only printed once in the first 164 pages of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, which in the first step. It’s left many people to interpret what unmanageable means in the book. […]

How Alcoholics Anonymous Third Step Prayer Works

Alcoholics Anonymous Third Step Prayer

Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as weunderstood Him. Step 3 When a newcomer is in the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous, the third step prayer can cause some confusion. Often people will say to do the third step prayer, someone has to “just turn it […]

A Journey to Sobriety – How Inpatient Alcohol Rehab Can Change Your Life

How Inpatient Alcohol Rehab Can Change Your Life

Alcoholism is an insidious condition that can slowly take over your life. At first, it might not seem like a bad thing at all. Maybe it’s one drink here or there that turns into two or three drinks every day. Maybe alcohol is a way to cope with stress, unwind, or relax with friends, but […]

How Alcoholism Affects Relationships

How Alcohol Affects Relationships

In many ways, substance use disorder is a private issue. People who struggle with alcohol addiction are often dealing with an intense internal environment. Their emotions and thoughts are highly personal, and they may have trouble connecting with others about how they feel. They may try to hide their drinking problem or deal with it […]

Effectiveness of 12-Step Programs

Effectiveness of 12-Step Programs

There Are a Variety of Treatment Programs Designed to Lead Alcoholics into Recovery & Alcohol Abstinence However, the most important part of any program or treatment plan is the success rate. If it is not successful, then alcoholics will not experience continued abstinence from alcohol. Research shows that the most effective plan is one that […]

What Is a Functional Alcoholic?

Functional Alcoholic

Many people are going through some personal struggles that aren’t visible to the outside world. That’s especially true for a functional alcoholic. These individuals might not seek treatment because they don’t believe that they have a problem and those around them aren’t aware of the issue. But a functional alcoholic’s behavior, performance and lifestyle are […]

Alcohol-Induced Psychosis: Symptoms & Treatment

Alcohol-Induced Psychosis

Heavy alcohol use changes the way that you think and behave. Intoxication shifts your perceptions and can make you see, hear and believe things that aren’t really there. But if you have significant hallucinations or delusions, you could be suffering from alcoholic psychosis. Alcohol-induced psychosis can happen upon inebriation or while you’re in withdrawal. If […]

9 Tips for Staging an Intervention

Staging an Intervention

Staging an intervention for someone who is struggling with addiction is intimidating. You want to help this person, but you have heard that you can’t help someone who doesn’t want to help themselves. You’re worried that your plan will backfire, pushing away your loved one instead of showing them that they have your support. Pros […]