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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

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

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 Syndrome. However, many people are unsure of exactly what this condition entails. Wet Brain symptoms can include memory loss and brain damage. Read on for a primer about why a person may develop … 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