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 […]

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 […]

Excuses Addicts Use When Using

Addicts use all sorts of excuses to “justify” the way they use. If you dissect their excuses, you will quickly find a delusion underneath their justification. Alcoholics use many excuses to cover their tracks to continue to go on their bender or get out of trouble. However, as mentioned, these excuses usually are full-fledged or […]

Alcoholics Anonymous Unmanageability List

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. […]

The Benefits of Transitioning to Recovery Through Sober Living

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It is easy to think that leaving a drug or alcohol treatment facility is the end of the journey, and many people outside the addiction community still believe that is the case. It’s only the beginning of the journey.  For those struggling to maintain their newfound sobriety, walking through the exit door of the treatment […]

What is the 3 Fold Disease of Alcoholism & Addiction

3 Fold Disease of Alcoholism & Addiction

Addiction and alcoholism are both a 3 fold disease, meaning there are three distinct areas that alcoholism affects and the reason you cannot stop drinking and using. What many people do not know is that the disease of alcoholism is deeper than an allergy and mental obsession. Our alcoholic life is really the symptom of […]

Signs Your Spouse Should Stop Drinking

Does your spouse have a drinking problem?

Drinking in moderation can be a way to loosen up, relieve stress, and engage in social settings. However, for thousands of people, drinking in moderation is not an option. For these people, one or two drinks will never do. Drinking too much can have serious implications for your health, finances, and home life. For someone […]

Mistaken Beliefs by Alcoholics on Avoiding Alcohol

Alcoholics cannot control their drinking. They just can’t.  It’s a difficult concept to understand for both alcoholics and their families.  Often alcoholics think they can do things to control the amount they take. It usually does not go well.  Here are a few things alcoholics and common knowledge will tell us when attempting to control […]

3 Reasons Some Become Alcohol Dependent While Others Don’t

Alcoholism is an extremely common problem, yet professionals know that not everyone who is exposed to alcohol becomes dependent on it.  The question of why this happens has puzzled researchers for decades.  They are still gaining more information every day and already have put some pieces together in their attempt to see the bigger alcoholism […]

Is Moderating Alcohol a Good Idea?

Is Moderating Alcohol a Good Idea?

It is common knowledge that alcohol abuse causes a lot of medical problems. Still, many people drink well above the recommended guidelines in spite of these warnings. Maybe this is something you can relate to, or perhaps you know somebody who is drinking too much. Either way, many suggest that people should moderate their drinking; […]

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