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The Truth About Alcohol Tolerance

Tolerance to alcohol is a common topic. Many misconceptions about alcohol tolerance exist, hindering understanding of how alcohol tolerance works. Whether you consume alcohol regularly or have drinking sessions a few times per month, it is vital to understand how your body reacts to different amounts of alcohol. Without this information, you could put yourself … Read more

How Social Media Affects Your Perception of Alcohol

Social media websites like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram give you a glimpse into all your friends’ most exciting experiences, including those that involve alcohol. Many advertisers and alcohol brands use social media platforms to target audiences and age groups who may buy and consume their products. The more time you spend on social media sites, … Read more

Ringing in New Year’s Eve and Staying Sober

The year has been extraordinary, and, as the pandemic continues, many people are excited to start fresh—in so many ways. Millions of Americans with count the seconds until 2022 with champagne glasses (and more), but for those in recovery, things look a bit different. For us, ringing in the New Year means sticking to our … Read more

How to Deal with Grief and Alcoholism During the Holidays

You are not alone in sensing a challenging time of year: millions search for answers to holiday blues annually. We imagine happy families gathering around winter dinner tables with music, trees, and comfortable fires. Beneath the fantasy, however, lies something darker—conflict, strain, loneliness, and relapse.  The problem is often holiday stress and a silent grieving … Read more

Fitness in Recovery and Why It’s Important for Healing

Exercise offers countless benefits for people recovering from addiction—why many drug and alcohol rehab centers have on-site fitness centers and fitness programs. Exercise can reduce stress, regulate hormones and brain chemistry, and boost the immune system after being compromised by chronic drug and alcohol use. Continue reading to learn more about fitness benefits in recovery … Read more

How Stress Can Create Addiction

People suffering from a substance use disorder (and those who have witnessed loved ones struggle with addiction) often wonder about the origins of the addiction itself. They may begin tracing back through their life’s events, trying to pinpoint stressful situations that could have triggered their substance abuse. Whether it is an alcohol use disorder, an … Read more

What Happens When You Mix Alcohol and Zoloft?

Zoloft® (sertraline) is widely used to treat depression which affects an estimated 7.8% of U.S. adults per year. However, many people who use Zoloft are unaware that combining it with other substances may lead to harmful health consequences. Continue reading to learn more about the effects of mixing Zoloft with alcohol and what you can … Read more

What Drug Recovery Means as a Single Parent

Raising children is one of the most precious experiences we can have. Yet, it can also be one of the most difficult, especially if you are a single parent. To add insult to injury, what can make rearing a child on your own even harder is when you struggle with substance use disorders. This may … Read more

What Are Some Common Warning Signs of Drug or Alcohol Relapse?

Relapse is a common occurrence in the process of recovering from drug addiction or alcohol abuse. Some behavioral health experts estimate that over 90% of people in recovery experience at least one full-blown relapse before achieving long-term sobriety. It’s important to remember that there is no cure for a substance or alcohol use disorder. Relapsing … Read more

Signs and Symptoms of Wet Brain

People struggling with alcohol use disorder—and others concerned about the consequences of long-term alcohol abuse—may have come across the term wet brain. However, many people are unsure of exactly what this condition entails. Read on for a primer about why a person may develop wet brain, the signs and symptoms of wet brain, and how … Read more