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Category: Alcohol Addiction

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26 May

Most people who become first responders are likely moved by the opportunity to help. But being exposed to such emotionally charged situations regularly can sadly end up hurting those involved. First responders are at a particularly high risk of developing a chronic behavioral health condition while on the job. And many will go on to […]

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25 May

When it comes to addiction, people soon become pros at fooling others, and themselves. Denial is as common in addiction as drug use is, and it’s one of the things that keeps people addicted and stops them from seeking drug and alcohol treatment when they should. If you tell yourself the following things, you may want to […]

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23 May

Making the decision to stop drinking and live a sober life isn’t an easy choice by any means, and can be especially difficult when you’re hit with powerful cravings that are nearly impossible to resist. However, cravings are a normal part of alcohol addiction and are to be expected. Even people who are in long-term […]

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20 May

It’s estimated that the average person makes about 35,000 decisions each day, and each decision carries consequences that can be good or bad. From deciding what foods to eat or movies to watch to more life-altering decisions like a home purchase and career change, a specific part of your brain called the prefrontal cortex manages […]

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09 May

Your drinking secret is far from “safe” when you’re struggling solo. It may feel embarrassing to share your issues concerning alcohol with anyone. It’s totally understandable, especially when you may seem to be doing just fine from an outsider’s perspective. The last thing you want others to know is that you’re not actually holding it […]

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04 April

In the last few years, our world, our communities and even our neighborhoods have changed more than we could have ever envisioned. For some people, this has meant that they have looked for ways to take better care of themselves. But for others, it has meant that the added stress has caused them to look […]

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24 January

Have you ever heard the idea that red wine in moderation can be healthy for you? Many people hear this and then use the concept as a reason to drink. The idea that drinking wine can have some sort of health benefit very often makes people feel okay about drinking a glass or two of […]

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21 January

Sexual Assault and Its Relationship to Alcoholism Although cases of sexual assault have reduced in the past 20 years, it is still a significant challenge in the United States. For every six women, one of them has been sexually abused. On the other hand, for every 33 men, one has been abused sexually. Approximately 63,000 […]

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10 January

We don’t often appreciate the role of sleep in our physical and mental health. A few sleepless nights aren’t typically a cause for much concern, but for those of us struggling with alcohol use disorder, insufficient sleep can contribute to patterns of substance reuse. Proper sleep hygiene is an essential component of good overall health. […]

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05 January

If I had to guess, I’d say that every adult in the world is aware of the existence of drug and alcohol addiction. Some people probably consider it an inevitable social ill. Surely many believe the problems can be eradicated with enough hard work and dedication. I wonder, however, how many people have sat down […]

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