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Keep Your Job and Get Alcohol Addiction Treatment

You may fear drug or alcohol rehab will halt or hurt your career, and you’re not the only one. Many people put off substance abuse treatment, thinking they’ll lose their job or look bad at work. Luckily, federal law protects you in the workplace as you recover from addiction. Know your rights as an employee, … 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

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 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

Warning Signs of Alcoholism

Alcoholism affects millions of Americans, which is why it can sometimes be difficult to tell whether someone you care about is struggling with this disease and needs help. However, knowing how to identify signs and symptoms of alcohol addiction can help you determine whether you or a loved one is at risk. Continue reading to … Read more

Can Alcohol Detox Be Done at Home?

When a person is addicted to alcohol, they may feel that their entire existence revolves around having their next drink. They may be desperate to stop drinking and gain back control of their lives. Some people may feel hesitant to reach out for help quitting in a medically supervised setting. Instead, they may try to … Read more

The Dangers of Mixing Alcohol with Benzodiazepines

Over the past several years, alcohol abuse has been steadily on the rise in the U.S. For many people, alcohol is a numbing agent turned to in times of stress. In some cases, drinking alcohol is an act used to relieve symptoms associated with anxiety or depression. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take long for intermittent or … Read more

The Long Term Effects of Alcohol Abuse

About 14.5 million Americans over the age of 12 have an alcohol use disorder. Unfortunately, only 7.2% receive the treatment they need. About 95,000 people die due to alcohol-related reasons as a result. Prolonged alcohol abuse can affect your mind and body. You might not realize you have a substance abuse disorder until the damage … Read more

How to Stay Sober on Vacation

Staying sober while on vacation can be challenging—especially for those in recovery from addiction. However, people in recovery can experience a fun and fulfilling vacation so long as they engage in sober activities that can help them resist drug and alcohol use. Continue reading to gain helpful tips and strategies on how to stay sober … Read more