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The Importance of Sober Socialization During Recovery

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 … Read more

The Increase of Alcohol Use Disorders During COVID-19

The Increase of Alcohol Use Disorders During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly contributed to increased levels of stress and isolation for most individuals. Alcohol sales and consumption have been on the rise, leading to more cases of alcohol use disorders and even deaths. The impact of these pandemic-related increases in substance use over time is immense, so understanding the reasons, risks, and … Read more

Dual Diagnosis and Alcoholism Treatment

Dual Diagnosis and Alcoholism Treatment

You may have heard the terms “dual diagnosis” or “comorbidity” when it comes to talking about alcohol use disorder. These are phrases commonly used to describe co-occurring mental health conditions for people who also have an alcohol addiction. The link between alcohol dependence and mental health is complex because both conditions can cause, play off … Read more

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 … Read more

Can Adopting a Pet Help You Stay Sober?

Can Adopting a Pet Help You Stay Sober?

Many people may not know that caring for pets can present many benefits for recovering individuals. This is especially true when people are transitioning from a treatment center to their home environment. While family and friends should make up the core group of social support for people in recovery, having a pet is another way … Read more

Will You Still Have Cravings After Long-Term Sobriety?

Will You Still Have Cravings After Long-Term Sobriety?

By the time you’ve reached long-term sobriety, perhaps your fear and thoughts of relapse have become infrequent. What do you do when one day, some familiar craving suddenly pops into your head? You might think to yourself, “How could this be happening?” Does long-term sobriety mean no cravings at all? Actually, it is not uncommon … Read more

How Does Your Social Life Change With Sobriety?

Social life is essential for someone who is recovering from addiction. Let’s face it: going to treatment was hard, and you need to have some fun. However, your social life will now look different. You must work on rebuilding your social life now that you have had the opportunity to develop healthy habits and avoid … Read more

Should People in Addiction Recovery Drink Non-Alcoholic Beer?

Portrait of modern young man listening intently to other participants of group session sitting in circle sharing trouble discussing 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 … Read more