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How to Respond to Anxiety About the Holidays and Stay Substance-Free

The holidays are a time of year that involves travel, parties, and reuniting with friends and family. However, if you have a history of substance abuse, the holidays can bring a host of unique challenges. Navigating the holiday season while remaining substance-free can be fearful and anxious instead of comforting and joyful. Knowing how to …

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How to Talk to a Newly Sober Person

Talking to a newly sober friend or family may seem difficult initially. You may not know much about the addiction recovery process or how that person is coping in sobriety. However, spending time with a newly sober person can be highly rewarding. It can strengthen your relationship and lead to healthier changes for both of …

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Legal Consequences of Alcoholism

Alcohol is a legal, controlled substance that diminishes anxiety and inhibitions while eliciting various physical and mental effects, such as blurred vision and loss of coordination. Its use constitutes the most common form of substance abuse in the U.S. While most people can drink without falling into alcoholism, once a person cannot regulate their drinking, …

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What Happens When You Mix Alcohol and Zoloft?

Zoloft is the brand name for a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) used to treat mental health disorders such as depression. Drinking alcohol on Zoloft is not recommended, but do you know why?  Understanding the dangers of a Zoloft-alcohol interaction could dissuade you from giving in to the temptation of having an occasional drink. If …

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Will Quitting Alcohol Improve My Mental Health?

It often seems as though alcohol is associated with every emotional state in today’s culture. You’ve seen the commercials featuring groups of sports fans joyfully imbibing. You’ve seen the posh housewife enjoying a glass of wine. You’ve also seen the Hollywood scenes where characters on the down and out surround themselves with empty bottles. Alcohol …

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Warning Signs of Alcoholism 

Alcoholism is an insidious disease that can take you by surprise. For some people, the slide into alcoholism, or alcohol use disorder, is obvious. Maybe they took their first sip of wine as a young adult and never looked back. But, for others, becoming addicted to alcohol is more of a slippery slope. One night …

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Losing a Loved one to Alcoholism

Losing a loved one to addiction or Alcoholism is an experience that will leave you feeling empty. The alcoholic has lost their self-control and happiness, all while you watch as they spiral down into darkness. Alcoholism is a disease of both body and mind, and alcoholics will do almost anything to pursue their addiction. The …

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How Alcoholism Affects The Family

Alcoholism is a disease that affects millions of individuals and families worldwide. This substance use disorder causes harmful effects not