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alcohol abuse
how to stop drinking
10
Feb

How to Stop Drinking: Strategies for Lasting Sobriety

Did you know that 17 million adults in America have both a substance use disorder and a co-occurring mental health condition? Also known as dual diagnosis, these issues can combine and reinforce each other in the worst ways. And when you’re trying to figure out how to stop drinking, that can create substantial roadblocks on...
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Prozac and alcohol
28
Jan

Prozac and Alcohol: Why Drinking and SSRIs Are a Dangerous Combination

Drinking is, for better or worse, a standard part of American culture. Unwinding with a glass of wine or beer after work or weekend drinks are normalized activities. But mixing Prozac and alcohol could lead to more serious issues than you’d expect. Prozac is an antidepressant that must be taken every day. But what many...
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alcohol vitamin deficiency
20
May

Do You Have Alcohol Vitamin Deficiency? Signs and Symptoms

Having a beer or cocktail with a healthy dinner might give you the illusion that you are doing everything you need to do to keep your body running smoothly. However, frequent alcohol consumption can actually prevent you from receiving the benefits of vitamins and nutrients. This problem is called alcohol vitamin deficiency. Understanding alcohol vitamin...
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women and alcohol
22
Apr

Women and Alcohol: How Alcohol Abuse Affects Women Differently

Did you know that, on average, women face increased risks from drinking alcohol? Some of the factors are biological, but many of the reasons for the difficult relationship between women and alcohol are social. Certain pressures can contribute to stress, which can drive women to drink if they lack healthier coping strategies. And while this...
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drug and alcohol rehab
25
Mar

The Link Between Sleep Quality and Addiction Recovery

Sleep quality and addiction recovery have a deeply complex and interwoven relationship. Both using and withdrawing from drugs and alcohol can make getting good sleep harder, and vice versa. So if you’re suffering from a mental illness on top of your addiction, it can be doubly challenging to get the sleep you need to successfully...
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being sober is awesome
11
Feb

Why Being Sober Beats Addiction

Many people worry that when you are sober, you can’t have fun anymore. That’s because there’s a popular myth that being sober means never going to a party again or being closed off from socialization. However, this is far from the truth.  When you work toward long-term sobriety, your entire life opens up in ways...
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peer recovery coach
28
Jan

Peer Recovery Coaches: The Path to Long-Term Recovery

In the early stages of recovery, the path forward can seem clear. You enroll in a local rehabilitation center, learn how to manage your substance use disorder, and possibly transition to outpatient treatment if you need further care. But what do you do after alcohol or drug addiction treatment? Well, one option to continue your...
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using alcohol to cope
23
Dec

Replacing Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms in 2021

2021 is almost here, and most people are ready to say goodbye to 2020. The pandemic has meant unpredictable job losses, mental health concerns due to isolation, and a whole host of new stress factors. And while everyone has (more or less) learned how to get by at this point, you do not want to...
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alcohol rehab Louisana
23
Oct

Alcohol Detox at Home: Is It Safe?

When you decide that you want to quit your alcohol addiction, your first thought may be that you’ll detox from alcohol at home. After all, it’s normal to want to stop drinking without wanting to enroll in an alcohol rehab. But does that mean that alcohol detox at home is safe, or even an effective...
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mental health care
09
Oct

What to Do After Rehab to Avoid Relapse

When you have a mental health condition or substance abuse issue, getting help is important. But so is knowing how to get help after you graduate from a treatment program. Recovery is a lifelong process, and you’ll need to be prepared to commit to recovery after you return to your normal life. But how can...
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