The Social Side of Sobriety: Building Supportive Networks for Long-Term Recovery

Imagine a world where grabbing drinks with friends isn’t an option. Where social gatherings seem fraught with temptation. This is the reality for many people on the path to recovery from alcoholism. But here’s the good news: sobriety doesn’t have to be a lonely road. Building a strong support network is a critical pillar of[…]

How to Tell Loved Ones You’re Struggling With Substance Abuse

Telling your family that you’re addicted to drugs or alcohol doesn’t have to be shameful. Admitting you have a problem is the first step on the road to recovery.   Addiction is an isolating disease. If you’re anything like me, you don’t even want to consider the words associated with it. I avoided “addict,” “alcoholic”[…]

What to Know About Alcohol and Mental Health

Alcohol affects your brain, making you feel relaxed in a small amount of time. As you drink more, you become intoxicated and unsteady, and you might do or say things you normally won’t. People with depression and anxiety might use alcohol to help ease symptoms, but excessive alcohol use can also worsen your mental health. Impact[…]

Signs and Symptoms of Alcoholism

Signs of alcoholism can be behavioral or physical. Drinking alone, hiding or lying about drinking, prioritizing drinking over responsibilities, blacking out, sleep disorders and tremors are only a sample of the many signs of an alcohol use disorder.   Alcoholism is on the rise in America. One in eight adults in America struggles with alcohol addiction — a[…]