Is Secondhand Alcohol Dangerous?

Is Secondhand Alcohol Dangerous?

Chances are you know all about secondhand smoke. You may not have heard about the dangers of secondhand alcohol, however, yet you may already be a victim. Learn more about secondhand alcohol, and find out why your loved one’s drinking problem may be costing you more than you think. Problems Associated with Secondhand Alcohol Unlike…

How to Reconnect with Family After Rehab

How to Reconnect with Family After Rehab

One of the biggest challenges for a recovering addict is reconnecting with family members after addiction. Having a support network is critical to recovery, yet recovering individuals are likely to feel badly about things that happened during addiction. Those past occurrences can make the weeks and months after rehab that much more difficult and emotional…

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Old Haunts, New Friends

You did it. You managed your addiction in rehab, and now you’re taking the first steps toward sober living back at home. You’re going to the gym, easing back into work, and feeling more like yourself every day. You’ve even met new friends who are clean and enjoy the same hobbies. But here’s the problem: Your…

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Explaining an Alcohol-Free Home

If you’re like many sober people, you know how difficult it can be to explain to family members and friends why you choose to keep your home alcohol-free. Just because the adult members of your family don’t drink doesn’t mean you can’t entertain, however — yet announcing “my family doesn’t drink” seems a bit blunt.…

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The Cycle of Addiction

When you grow up around addiction, life is not always easy. Your relationship with your parent or loved one is fraught with tension. Your loved one may be unreliable or unreachable. They may show generous love and then take it away. They are so conflicted by their struggle with addiction that they cannot love themselves,…

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What is Rehab Really Like?

If you are thinking about going to rehab, but you’re concerned about what residential recovery is really like, you’re not alone. Many people resist getting the help they need out of fear of the unknown. You might be worried about the side effects of detox. You might be overwhelmed by not knowing how you’ll spend…

Using Mobile Apps to Stay Sober

Using Mobile Apps to Stay Sober

Health-related apps do everything from helping people lose weight to training for a marathon. Did you know there are mobile apps that can help you stay sober, too? One new app under development, called A-CHESS, keeps users on the path to sobriety with regular texts, phone calls, and alerts. Today’s best technology may one day…