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What Is A Halfway House?

A halfway house, also known as a sober living home, is a type of group home that helps people with addictions work through the process of reintegrating back into society. An effective halfway house serves as a transitional point between drug and alcohol treatment and healthy, productive life. Halfway houses are often private, for-profit entities.…

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Addressing Alcoholism in the Workplace

Alcoholism affects the lives of many people in the United States and around the world. Also affected are the family members, friends, and co-workers of the alcoholic. Caring for someone who is undergoing the negative effects associated with alcohol abuse can be extremely challenging. An example of a unique challenge is addressing alcoholism in the…

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5 Benefits of 12-Step Programs

The 12-Step recovery program created by Alcoholics Anonymous is widely used, perhaps for its tried and true method of treating addiction. The 12-Step program is used in drug rehab facilities worldwide for its effectiveness in sustaining sobriety, especially for those who continue to work the program after leaving treatment. Each step showcases a level of…

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Tips to Enjoy a Sober 4th of July

For those dedicated to sobriety, some days or weekends can be challenging. With the Fourth of July approaching, those in recovery may find themselves in a difficult situation since outdoor festivities and celebrations largely partake in alcohol consumption on Independence Day. Fortunately, there are plenty of activities to engage in if you are committed to…

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Getting Help for a Functioning Alcoholic

Millions of people worldwide have a toxic relationship with alcohol, and it’s easy to see why. It’s a readily available addictive substance that has permeated our worldwide culture. When one thinks of the word “alcoholism,” it’s easy to picture a few stereotypes, but those aren’t the only people that can benefit from an alcohol rehab…

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The Dangers of White-Knuckle Sobriety

White-knuckle sobriety refers to the practice of desperately holding onto sobriety without working a recovery program. Many programs stress the impossibility of maintaining sobriety by sheer force of will, but there are some—few and far between—who can for some time. The problem with white-knuckling sobriety is that it does not allow one to address all…

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What does Alcoholics Anonymous mean by “Physical Allergy”?

For many years, alcohol use disorder, or alcoholism, has been known as a threefold disease that affects the mind, body, and spirit. Within the disease, three parts are referred to as the spiritual malady, the physical allergy, and the mental obsession. These components, in conjunction, make up the disease of alcohol addiction, as defined by…