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The Importance of Partner Support During Recovery

The Importance of Partner Support During Recovery

People recovering from substance use disorder (SUD) or persistent mental health issues benefit from the support of friends and family. Partner support is critical during early recovery. According to Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment, “[S]upportive relationships with caring family, partners, and friends—including individuals who do not use substances themselves—have proven to be helpful in abstaining […]

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The Importance of Sober Socialization During Recovery

Whether you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert, socialization is essential for your well-being. Unfortunately, most of their social interactions may have centered around substance use for many people struggling with substance addiction. When you are used to hanging out with friends who use drugs or alcohol, sober socialization may be challenging. However, sober

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The Harmful Effects of Alcohol Addiction

The Harmful Effects of Alcohol Addiction

Most people know that drinking too much may harm their health, though most don’t know that alcohol addiction may have negative effects on their physical, mental and emotional health. It may also disrupt family relationships and cause lasting emotional pain. Alcohol use has become so normalized in social settings that many individuals and families experience

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Should People in Addiction Recovery Drink Non-Alcoholic Beer?

Non-alcoholic beer is quickly becoming massively popular across the globe. This is, in part, fueled by the rise of craft beer as a standard thing. But, it’s also being pushed by health-conscious individuals including recovering and “recovered” alcoholics. For many of us, non-alcoholic beer can seem like an easier way out of having to avoid

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7 Sneaky Ways to Avoid Drinking in Social Situations

Over 85% of the U.S. population drinks. For the less than 15% of us who don’t, refusing alcohol at social events, bars, and with friends, that can feel like ostracization. This is especially true for individuals who used to drink, especially a lot, and are finding new ways to spend time with friends, without alcohol. If you’re

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