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Cara Santana: Addiction Isn’t in Fashion
Jan 26, 2023

Who couldn’t use a little escape from reality? Whether you lose yourself in a riveting novel or binging a television series, going for a hike or getting physically active another way, leaving to-do lists behind for a few hours isn’t a bad thing. For some, however, escaping reality isn’t a simple on-off switch they can […]

Tom Arnold: Addiction is No Laughing Matter
Jan 19, 2023

Lights. Camera. Substance misuse? Yes, the third word in that Hollywood catch phrase uttered by millions is “action.” But so many film and TV careers of some of our most brilliant actors have been riddled with a checkered pattern of alcohol and substance misuse that seem to be just as front and center as their […]

Lunchtime Drinking
Aug 16, 2022

Public Services – 6% Working in public services – such as the police force, army, paramedics and air force – can be high-paced and extremely stressful, leading to higher alcohol consumption during the day. Education – 7% Dealing with children is especially tough and might make you want to sip on a glass of vino […]

Dry January
Aug 16, 2022

Based on a survey of 3,000 Americans

Substance Addiction or Experimenting?
Mar 17, 2022

Why is it that some teens and young adults can try alcohol or experiment with drugs, and it somehow does not evolve into a substance addiction? Whereas, with others, they try it once or twice, find themselves not being able to control their compulsion to use more, and spend years struggling with addiction? Perhaps it’s […]

A “Real Housewife’s” Journey to Sobriety
Dec 23, 2021

Certain experiences become pivotal moments that change the course of an individual’s life forever. It may be as tragic as a car accident that leaves the driver permanently paralyzed. Or as inspiring as meeting a musician whose work you admire. Or as empowering as it is to walk each day in sobriety after years of […]

5 Recovery Rules, Relapse, & Thanksgiving
Nov 24, 2021

The holidays are about enjoying time with family and other loved ones—especially for Thanksgiving. We can all use this togetherness and comradery after the last two challenging years we’ve faced. And depending on who you ask, this holiday enjoyment may include drinking alcohol over dinner conversation or in front of a football game on TV. […]

Does Job Burnout Lead to Substance Misuse?
Oct 15, 2021

It’s part of the human condition to get exhausted emotionally, physically, and mentally. Whether that exhaustion comes from a high-pressured career, the logistics of navigating through a global pandemic, or managing conflicts within relationships throughout life. Why do some individuals work to the point of complete exhaustion and perhaps turn to alcohol, prescriptions, or illegal […]

I Just Finished Alcohol Detox — Now What?
Jun 11, 2021

Completing your alcohol detox treatment program is a rewarding experience. You probably feel like a new person after detox. Your body is cleansed from toxins, your mind is thinking more clearly, and you have a new zest for life. It also is time to go home from the rehab facility. You might be wondering: what […]

Can I Quit Drinking Without Rehab?
Jun 7, 2021

If you’ve been thinking about cutting down or stopping your alcohol use, you might be wondering whether you can quit drinking without rehab. Quitting alcohol can be difficult, and you may encounter many obstacles along the way that could hamper your efforts to get sober. Keep reading to learn more about why it’s often not […]

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