Tag: Addiction

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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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19 January

When you are newly sober, there are plenty of resolutions you could make for the new year. The only challenge you really need to embrace is staying sober. Whatever your goals for yourself, stay focused on achieving and maintaining your sobriety by determining the best way to actually keep those sober-related resolutions. Take the SMART Route Follow […]

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17 January

What is Peer Pressure? Peer pressure is something that affects everyone in every age group. It involves the influence that a group of people has on those within the group in a wide range of social situations. This influence can be used to convince others to dress or act a certain way. Peer pressure comes […]

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14 January

Linking Trauma to Addiction and Discovering New Treatment Options People have many misconceptions about what causes addiction. They assume that those who use drugs must be deficient in character. They think these people suffer from a lack of morals, willpower, or motivation to change. These same critics would never judge someone suffering from cancer or […]

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12 January

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Freedom is something that we hold dear. Inner freedom and peace of mind are valuable and should be cherished just as much. Those who can let go of the negative thoughts and focus on what is going well in their life will have more peace of […]

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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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21 December

When you are dealing with addiction, it is common to feel isolated and alone. However, you don’t have to fight against substance abuse by yourself; there are a lot of people who are willing to help you. Finding a sponsor can be a good way to enhance your recovery. When thinking about beginning a relationship […]

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20 December

When it comes to addiction, one of the scariest ideas a person can face is the prospect of getting sober. I am not saying that people struggling with addiction do not want to get sober or realize that it will benefit them, because most people do understand this, at least on some level. However, the […]

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18 December

Whether you are ready for it or not, the holiday season is upon us. For most people, this signals a time of joy and a chance to get together with family. However, for others, the holidays represent a lot of stress navigating less than ideal financial or family situations. Either way, there is one thing […]

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