How to Stop Drinking: 7 Tips to Give Up Alcohol

How to Stop Drinking: 7 Tips to Give Up Alcohol

In a society where social gatherings often center around cocktails and stress amplifies alcohol’s allure, choosing to quit drinking can feel like trying to move a mountain with a shovel. Whether wanting to quit for health reasons, personal growth, or to break free from dependency, the journey may feel daunting. The desire for that next…

Why Do Veterans Drink a Lot?

Why Do Veterans Drink a Lot?

The transition from military service to civilian life often brings countless challenges that affect the mental health and well-being of veterans. For some, alcohol becomes a coping mechanism used to navigate the complexities of post-service life.  If you’re curious about the underlying reasons why veterans often turn to alcohol, we invite you to join us….

What Should I Do if My Husband is an Alcoholic?

What Should I Do if My Husband is an Alcoholic?

Have you noticed that your husband’s alcohol use has gone way beyond a couple of beers with dinner or a celebratory glass of wine? While your husband may be the one consuming excessive amounts of alcohol, substance misuse doesn’t only affect him—heavy alcohol consumption is also a family problem. But there’s good news: If you…

How Do I Know if My Husband is an Alcoholic?

How Do I Know if My Husband is an Alcoholic?

Have you ever found yourself wondering if your husband’s love for a cold one has turned into something more serious? It’s not an easy question to ask, but it’s crucial, nonetheless. Maybe you’ve noticed some changes in his behavior or habits, and you’re starting to wonder if he’s got a serious problem. Join us as…

Quitting Drinking in IOP: How it Works

Quitting Drinking in IOP: How it Works

Deciding to get help for drinking can feel like the end of a tortuous battle. You’ve faced down the denial, the doubt, and the shame to make a positive decision to transform your life. Yet, that’s where the real work begins — starting with the decision on where to get addiction treatment. When it seems…

Can I Be Fired for Drinking? 5 Important Facts About Your Rights

Can I Be Fired for Drinking? 5 Important Facts About Your Rights

Roughly 65% of American adults had a drink in the last year, according to a recent poll. Some go out to the bar for a beer with friends after work, while others enjoy a glass of wine or a tumbler of scotch with their dinner. For most, the drinking ends there. For others, though, even…

Intensive Outpatient Programs for Drinking: How it Works

Intensive Outpatient Programs for Drinking: How it Works

Struggling with drinking keeps you trapped in an endless loop of impossible, illogical situations: You don’t want to drink, but you do it anyway. Alcohol makes you feel sick, so you drink more to feel better. Or, this: You know you need to get help before drinking destroys your life; but, you can’t take a…

Am I a Functioning Alcoholic? How to Know You Need Help for Drinking

Am I a Functioning Alcoholic? How to Know You Need Help for Drinking

Alcohol use disorder can sneak up on you. Like rot in a tree, it can fester beneath the surface for years, showing few signs of what has taken root before the entire tree tumbles. If you believe you are a “functioning” alcoholic, it could be just a matter of time before you are not. Alcohol…

10 Ways to Relax Without Alcohol

10 Ways to Relax Without Alcohol

Life Without Alcohol is Relaxing and Fulfilling For many Americans today, alcohol is commonly associated with helping adults relax, avoid stressful situations, and free themselves from unwanted emotions and feelings. Fortunately, there are alternative ways to relax without drinking alcohol that are more sustainable long-term and which will improve your mental health. Here are ten…

Effects of alcohol on the body

Effects of alcohol on the body

How does alcohol affect the body? It’s an all-too-familiar feeling: the effects of alcohol on the body. Waking up to a blindingly bright light, a throbbing headache, eyes that appear to be sealed shut and a serious feeling of regret. Anyone who has ever had a hangover knows how uncomfortable the after-effects of alcohol are,…

Women now drink as much as men, why is that?

Women now drink as much as men, why is that?

Newly published research suggests that women, probably for the first time in our history, consume as much alcohol as men. This revelation begs the question, “Why and how did this happen?” But more important than isolating the cause of the increase in alcohol consumption in women is the focus on effective prevention and treatment of…

Would you like to sleep better?  Avoid alcohol

Would you like to sleep better? Avoid alcohol

Are you one of the millions of people who don’t get enough sleep? Or who falls asleep but then doesn’t feel rested in the morning? When looking for a better night’s sleep, one of the factors you might want to check out is the effect of alcohol on that elusive good night’s sleep. But doesn’t…

Supersized Alcopops – a dangerous alcoholic beverage marketed to minors

Supersized Alcopops – a dangerous alcoholic beverage marketed to minors

A study of drug and alcohol addiction shows that a significant percentage of alcohol intoxication from oversized alcopops occurs in underage drinkers (46%). This information is alarming, and begs the question of whether oversized alcopops are intentionally made and marketed to underage consumers. What are oversized alcopops? And should such a product even be on…

Ban on advertising for alcohol, gambling and drugs on Youtube

Ban on advertising for alcohol, gambling and drugs on Youtube

Ban on advertising for alcohol, gambling and drugs on Youtube On June 14, 2021, Youtube announced a ban on advertising for alcohol, gambling or prescription drugs on its website. In particular, the platform forbade controversial advertisements to appear in their clearly visible rectangle at the top of the homepage, the so-called masthead. The move follows…