What are the Long Term Effects of Alcohol Abuse?

Alcohol is by far the most widely accepted and frequently used chemical substance in the world. For many, drinking is a part of day-to-day life – having a glass of wine at the end of

How to Tell If Your Child Is Abusing Alcohol

For many teenagers and young adults, experimenting with marijuana and alcohol are actually the norm. However, there is a huge distinction between experimentation and abuse. Most teenagers will be peer pressured into trying a beer

Study Report: How Alcoholics Anonymous and Other 12‐step Programs Lead To Successful Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder

Does Alcoholics Anonymous Really Work?

A new study recently published by the Cochrane Library dove deep into evidence surrounding the effectiveness of 12-step programs in helping alcoholics and addicts maintain

Top Ten Reasons To Quit Drinking Beer and Alcohol

For the average person, drinking alcohol can be a fun social activity or a component of relaxing and unwinding after a long day at work (think grabbing a beer with friends or sipping on a

Important Alcohol and Alcoholism Addiction Facts and Statistics

Alcohol is a major part of American culture. It’s actually a major part of nearly every global culture, dating as far back as 6000 b.c. Despite the fact that it’s so widely socially accepted, alcohol

Relapse Prevention – Dealing With Highly Triggered Areas: Sporting Events

Being new to addiction recovery can be challenging for a variety of reasons. You’re learning how to have fun without the use of drugs and alcohol, you’re beginning on a major journey of self-discovery

Professional Sports Sober Athlete Highlight – Football Celebrity Brett Favre

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Uncovering Addiction During the Holidays – What are the Signs and Symptoms of Alcoholism?

The holiday season is a time of friends, family, festivities, and – for many – pretty heavy drinking. Because alcohol is so prevalent, it can be difficult to pick up on symptoms of alcoholism.

Parental Alcohol Abuse Can Influence Teen Dating Violence

Teasing and name-calling are not normal parts of a relationship, despite what teenagers may think. Such behaviors can become abusive and eventually escalate into more serious forms of violence. Teenage dating violence is a very

What Is Powerlessness? Step One of the 12-Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous

“We admitted that we were powerless over our addiction, that our lives had become unmanageable.” That’s Step 1 of the 12-Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, and as anyone who is active in the 12-Step community will