Functioning Alcoholic

Not all alcoholics fit the “typical” mold. There are some individuals who manage to hold down high-level professional positions and seem to have it all together, yet they also happen to have a moderate alcohol use disorder. They are able to conduct their usual daily tasks and juggle significant stressors without showing the usual signs […]

Stages of Relapse

Identifying Warnings Signs and The Stages of Relapse When it comes to addiction recovery, no matter how committed to sobriety a person is, there is always, always the risk that they may return to using or drinking—especially during the first year of recovery.  Contrary to what many might assume, however, relapse is not an impulsive act.  In fact, […]

Severe Alcoholism Physical Symptoms

Who would ever think that the partying so common in young adulthood could possibly result in end stage alcoholism and death, but in reality it actually can. Most people become acquainted with alcohol in the college years, where booze-saturated parties are the weekend norm. Most college kids will cycle through this phase unscathed, reining in […]

30 days sober benefits

When someone decides to get sober they may not actually believe they will ever see 30 days sober. For an alcoholic, even one day sober is a huge mountain to climb, much less thirty days. In fact, at the outset of entering treatment, many individuals with an alcohol use disorder aren’t all that convinced they really want […]

preventing relapse during pandemic

Maintaining sobriety during the coronavirus pandemic will definitely present some unusual challenges. Never in our lifetimes has the nation had to navigate the kinds of upheaval we are currently facing, which, for someone in recovery, can increase the prospects of a relapse occurring. Even with all the usual relapse prevention strategies in place, there are […]

Signs of an Alcoholic Relapse

Alcoholic relapse is not the result of a lack of commitment to sobriety. In fact, relapse can happen to even the most dedicated, determined individuals. Relapse is the outward sign of just what a chronic disease with compulsive features looks like. Alcoholism recovery features powerful cravings that sit there, etched in the memory, looking for […]

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Holistic is hip. Americans are warming up to accepting Eastern alternative healing protocols across the healthcare spectrum, which now includes addiction treatment as well. Rehab programs are embracing the holistic treatments to compliment their traditional therapies, and the effects have been positive. Drug addiction disrupts the connection between mind, body, and spirit, and by adding […]