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alcohol addiction
addictive personality traits
01
Jul

Addictive Personality Traits: Can They Predict Addiction?

Your personality is unique to you—it makes you who you are and illustrates your passions, likes, and dislikes. But did you know that your personality could also leave you at risk for developing addictive qualities? These characteristics are known as addictive personality traits, which we will examine in closer detail below. But how reliable are...
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addiction recovery
17
Jun

The Stages of Addiction and How to Break the Cycle

There is a popular misconception that there is a thin line between “casual substance use” and “alcohol or drug addiction.” However, the truth is that there are stages of addiction, and progressing through them is how addiction develops. The good news is that if you can identify that you’re in an early stage of substance...
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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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Is addiction a disease
11
Mar

Is Addiction a Disease? Mental and Physical Connections

Whether you suspect that you have a substance use disorder or you know someone who does, addiction usually brings out complicated feelings. On the one hand, there’s a temptation to blame people with addictions for making poor choices. But on the other hand, there’s a lot of debate about the nature of addiction, and it...
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addiction treatment rehab
26
Feb

5 Signs That You Are Enabling Addiction

There is a significant difference between helping somebody with addiction and enabling addiction. However, when somebody you love is struggling with addiction and mental health symptoms, it can be extremely challenging to recognize the difference between helping and enabling. Learn more about being an enabler below as well as the ways that you can support...
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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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