Relapse Prevention

With a relapse prevention plan, it is possible to acknowledge and act upon certain feelings and events, in turn avoiding a physical relapse (which is the stage when someone returns to drug or alcohol use). “There should always be a plan and skills in place,” Gottlich said. Once you’ve made your relapse prevention plan, share […]

Sobriety Can’t Save an Alcoholic Marriage

It’s a rocky transition in the relationship presenting many challenges. Sober or abstinent addicts can find it difficult to get through a day without using or drinking or fighting the urge to do so. Drugs smoothed over anxiety that may be covering deeper feelings of depression, shame, and emptiness. My married life was riddled with […]

Could cannabis help treat opioid addiction?

Synthetic opioids such as fentanyl and increasing co-use of stimulants and opioids are currently driving the opioid and overdose crisis. Pain contributed to the opioid crisis and people living with pain need effective, non-addictive pain treatments. In spite of the extensive evidence supporting the use of medications to treat OUD, there remain major gaps in […]

How to Start Building a Life After Addiction

It’s a time to learn how to find purpose and meaning in life after overcoming addiction and gain insight into the various ways to rebuild your life after addiction. Overcoming drug addiction can help you develop new coping skills, build resilience, and rediscover your passions and purpose in life. It can also provide an opportunity […]

11 Ways Narcissists and Alcoholics are Similar

Being honest with a doctor is vital to understanding if alcohol abuse is something that should be diagnosed. Many people begin as social or occasional drinkers, especially in high school or college. While not everyone who drinks socially will abuse alcohol, those who binge drink are at a higher risk. If alcohol misuse begins […]

Alcohol Tolerance Can You Build It Up and How to Reduce It?

Furthermore, as alcohol is a depressant, consuming alcohol when tired will, in general, simply increase one’s level of tiredness while magnifying alcohol’s traditional effects. Also, it is affected directly by the type of alcohol you will consume, the presence of different food in your stomach, and your drinking rate. To drink more without getting drunk, […]

Alcohol and Sleep

Avoid consuming large meals, caffeine, and alcohol close to bedtime, as these can disrupt your sleep pattern. Caffeine is a stimulant that can keep you awake, while alcohol may initially make you drowsy but can lead to disrupted sleep later in the night. If you feel pretty drunk, you’ll probably fall asleep quickly but have […]

Stories of Sobriety: Success Stories of the Year

By the time I was 21, I was addicted to alcohol and cocaine. The following morning, after the kids were off to school, I told my wife that I was an alcoholic and that I was seeking help. She didn’t realize how much lying is an integral part of alcoholism. I knew I wanted to […]