Timeline: Brain, Body & Emotional Changes During Alcohol Recovery

Timeline: Brain, Body & Emotional Changes During Alcohol Recovery

Alcohol recovery body changes are one of the key stumbling blocks on the path to sobriety. Non-alcoholics often wonder why recovery is so difficult. And coming from individuals who haven’t gone through this process, one can understand their need to think it is simpler than it really is. Unfortunately, recovery is not that simple. And…

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How Long Does Alcohol Stay In Your System: Urine, Blood & Breath?

Alcohol Addiction Statistics and Facts Approximately 16 million Americans struggled with an alcohol use disorder (AUD) in 2015 Delirium tremens is one of the most dangerous withdrawal symptoms, with a 5% to 25% mortality rate An estimated 88,000 Americans die from alcohol-related incidents each year More than 10% of children in the U.S. lived with…

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Coping Skills, Recovery Techniques, Recovery Coping Skills

The Best Ways to Cope with Struggles in Recovery Are Closer Than You Think

Recovery can be a challenging journey—and that’s exactly what makes it so rewarding. Luckily, there are many people who have walked the road ahead, and those kind souls offer their experience and support to those of us who are following behind. Those who have been in longtime recovery know that it always helps to have…

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How to Help a Co-Worker that May be an Alcoholic

How to Help a Co-worker That May Be an Alcoholic

Many people may want to know how to help a co-worker that may be an alcoholic. A large majority of America’s workforce is alcoholic. Recent studies show that 7% of Americans drank alcohol at least once during a workday. They usually drank at lunch. With that said, 15% of Americans have been affected by the…

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WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU SEE SIGNS OF ALCOHOLIC BEHAVIORS IN THE WORKPLACE?

What Are the Effects of Alcoholism in the Workplace? When we think about alcoholism and its effects, we often think about how close family members and loved ones are affected. There are other areas where alcoholism can take its toll, however. This includes the workplace. If there are signs of alcoholic tendencies in someone you…

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Signs of an Alcoholic Family Member

What Are the Signs of an Alcoholic Family Member or Loved One?

Initially Seeing the Signs of an Alcoholic Family Member Alcoholism is often called a family disease. So why is this? It’s referred to as a family disease because alcoholism affects everyone in a family unit. It doesn’t just affect the person with the disease. If you’re the child of an alcoholic, the spouse of an…

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How Does Alcoholic Drinking Compare to Other Types of Drinking?

Understanding Alcoholism There are often misunderstandings about alcoholic drinking and what alcoholism is, versus what it isn’t. Alcoholism is classified as a disease and it includes dependence on alcohol to function “normally,” as well as intense cravings and a loss of control over one’s drinking. Alcoholism is also often called alcohol use disorder (AUD), and…

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FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDERS

What Are Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders? Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders or FASDs are a group of conditions that can occur if a woman drinks alcohol while she’s pregnant. FASDs can include physical symptoms as well as issues related to learning and behavior. Often a child born with FASDs will have a combination of physical, learning…

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5 Hobbies to Pick Up in Addiction Recovery

Many recovering addicts will often notice that they have a lot of free time on their hands. Instead of obsessing over, using or getting over the use of drugs or alcohol, these individuals now have nothing to do. If they don’t fill in their spare time with a  hobby, they may find their minds start…

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Trauma and Mental Health Conditions as Related to Addiction

You’ve probably heard of dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders when you were getting assessed for an addiction treatment program. If not, you’ve probably heard it online when learning more about the different types of treatment plans and options that are available. If you haven’t completely wrapped your head around what a co-occurring disorder is, and…

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