What is Dual Diagnosis Addiction Treatment?

Up until the 1990s, individuals who were struggling with an addictive disorder and a mental health disorder were treated for each individual issue in two separate facilities. Mental health concerns were typically addressed in a

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

Professional Sports Sober Athlete Highlight – Football Celebrity Brett Favre

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How to Tell Friends You’re in Addiction Recovery

Telling those close to you that you’re in addiction recovery can be rather intimidating. While you have probably heard that admitting your addiction is the first step towards recovery, admitting your addiction to yourself

New Year, New Sober You – Staying Grateful in Your First Year of Recovery

Those who have been in recovery long-term will almost always confirm that the first year of sobriety is the most difficult. It’s recommended that those new to recovery hold off on making any major changes

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