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Resources & Articles For Families Navigating Addiction & Mental Health Treatment

This page serves as a comprehensive guide for families grappling with the complexities of addiction and mental health issues. It offers a wealth of information, including expert articles, personal stories, treatment options, and coping strategies. Designed to support and educate, this resource aims to empower families with the knowledge and tools needed to navigate the challenging journey toward recovery and well-being.

The Mental Effects of Alcoholism

The Mental Effects of Alcoholism

Alcoholism, a chronic and often progressive illness marked by a persistent pattern of excessive and compulsive alcohol consumption, poses a profound and multifaceted toll on an individual’s mental health. A 2021 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) reports that 29.5 million individuals aged 12 and upwards experienced Alcohol

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How Alcoholics Anonymous Third Step Prayer Works

“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,

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Alcoholics Anonymous 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

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4 Reasons Alcoholism Could Run in Families

4 Reasons Alcoholism Could Run in Families

Whether you have been personally impacted by alcoholism and alcohol use disorder or not, you may have noticed that the misuse and overuse of this legal but highly dangerous drug tend to run in families.  Maybe you grew up in an alcoholic household and you are concerned about your own

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Clean and Sober

What’s the Difference Between Clean and Sober?

Have you ever been around an alcoholic who isn’t drinking?  What is their demeanor? Are they nice? Are they grumpy? How do they react to you?  If you grew up in an alcoholic household, then you know that when mom or dad did not have something to drink they were

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6 Ways Addiction Changes Your Personality

6 Ways Addiction Changes Your Personality

Addiction can affect your life in many ways. It can damage your health, your relationships, your career, and your finances. Perhaps the biggest impact is on your brain. Prolonged substance use changes your balance of neurotransmitters and can even change the structure of your brain. These changes affect your mood,

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