a woman and her daughters celebrate a sober thanksgiving

4 Ways to Have a Sober Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a merry holiday meant for everyone to enjoy. It’s a time of the year when drinks and buffets are waiting on the table. Generally, it is a holiday most people can’t wait to celebrate. However, some people might be apprehensive about celebrating Thanksgiving for fear of relapsing. This Thanksgiving, there are sober ways…

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Dangers of Drinking Alcohol and Exercising

Alcohol addiction poses many threats to our health. One such health risk is the use of alcohol and exercise. Drinking alcohol and exercising can lead to severe dehydration, which is dangerous because your body needs to stay hydrated when participating in physical activity. On the flip side, exercise can lead to better health and significantly…

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3 Myths about Addiction Treatment

Dealing with addiction can be extremely challenging. Addiction is a compulsive habit of engaging in substances with rewarding stimuli, despite adverse effects or consequences. Many people choose to continue living with their battle with addiction rather than reaching out for help. However, addiction treatment can be a powerful option for regaining control of your life.…

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How to Have a Sober Halloween

Halloween celebrations usually tend to end in parties. Whether it’s a get together with your family or friends, or an office party, alcohol will likely be part of the event. If you’re trying to stay sober on Halloween, don’t worry. You can remain alcohol-free during this time of the year. To help you have a…

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What Is Mental Health Awareness Week?

Today, millions of Americans struggle with mental health disorders. At some point in their lives, even more Americans will experience a mental health condition. Because of the prevalence of mental disorders in our daily life, it is critical to provide further attention and exposure to mental health in society. Unfortunately, the stigma surrounding mental disorders…

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How to Celebrate World Mental Health Day

Mental health is just as vital to your overall well-being as physical health. However, many people neglect this critical factor and refuse to talk about their mental condition due to the stigma and discrimination that often accompany it. During World Mental Health Day, people are encouraged to share their problems with mental health conditions. Through…

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Common Co-Occurring Issues Women Face

If you’re a woman dealing with drug or alcohol dependency, and you also have a behavior disorder, you have a dual diagnosis. Co-occurring issues are not uncommon, but it can complicate the treatment process. To provide you the best results, you need to find an effective co-occurring disorder treatment that addresses both of your conditions…

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How to Create a Relapse Prevention Plan

Lasting recovery is a lifetime process. Even after receiving treatment, full sobriety is never guaranteed, as relapse triggers can arise when least expected. So, there are measures you can take to prevent these cravings from recurring. Prepare yourself with a full relapse prevention plan to avoid situations that can trigger your relapse. A prevention plan…

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What Are Some Signs of Depression You Should Take Seriously?

Depression is one of America’s most widespread disorders today, with millions of people suffering from this condition. Unfortunately, its rates seem to be on the rise, with signs of depression increasing dangerously among children and teenagers. Depression can have significant societal consequences, causing billions of dollars in lost productivity in the United States each year.…