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alcohol addiction
14
Aug

How to Get Sober in 5 Steps

Just because you want to get sober doesn’t mean you know how to get sober. Even more importantly, just because you do something to further your sobriety today doesn’t necessarily mean your new-found sobriety will stick. If you really want to quit your habit for good, you have to start by getting real about the...
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16
Jul

Alternatives to Drinking and Using: How to Stay Sober

Maintaining your sobriety after receiving treatment for addiction is often one of the most challenging aspects of recovery. This is because drinking alcohol and using drugs are two events that many people turn to in social situations or to “relax” after a tough day.  However, there are alternative ways to feel good without risking your...
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02
Jul

What Is Dual Diagnosis? How It Supports Recovery

It isn’t uncommon for people to be treated for drug addiction or a mental health disorder, but what is dual diagnosis, and what makes its approach different from traditional forms of treatment? In the not too distant past, it was common for recovery specialists to focus on one area of recovery. Some programs were geared...
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07
May

7 Tips for Getting and Staying Sober

Getting sober is a challenge, but staying sober is equally, if not more, challenging. Many things can happen in your life that can cause you to revisit old, destructive habits. Many who struggle with drugs or alcohol find it difficult to stay sober over the holidays, while others may struggle after running into an old...
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23
Apr

The Dangers of Mixing Xanax and Alcohol

Both Xanax and alcohol have their places in the lives of people all around the world. Xanax is a prescription medication in the benzodiazepine family that can help treat anxiety and panic disorders, making life a lot more manageable for over five percent of the adult population in the United States who take these drugs....
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07
Feb

Alcohol and Depression: What’s the Connection?

The link between dependency on alcohol and depression is undeniable. Statistics indicate that anywhere between 30-50 percent of people with alcohol dependency also suffer from depression. Likewise, about one third of people with major depression also have a co-occurring substance use disorder. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.2 million U.S....
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11
Dec

How to Stay Sober Over the Holidays

The holidays are right around the corner. This means parties, family, and, oftentimes, mingling with people who drink and use drugs. Your recovery might feel extra challenging during the holiday season. Consider this article’s tips and tricks to staying sober while still enjoying the festivities. Recognize an Increase in Temptation The holidays bring a mix...
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26
Nov

12-Step Principles for Dual-Diagnosis

The 12-step program is a faith-based recovery program typically offered to patients with co-occurring mental health and addiction problems. Although the program stresses spirituality, you do not need to believe in a higher power to participate. This program allows for self-growth, and members are encouraged to practice the 12-step principles during their time in a...
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