a woman wondering how hard is it to quit drinking as she is concerned about a loved one

How Hard Is It to Quit Drinking?

Beating a dependency on alcohol takes more than willpower. Too many people consider themselves to be failures if they fail to stop after their first or even 20th attempt. They beat themselves up while asking the question, “How hard is it to quit drinking, and why can’t I do it?” The basic answer comes down to chemistry, or…

a person explaining to their friend inpatient vs outpatient rehab

Inpatient vs Outpatient Rehab – How to Decide

Finding a rehab program means choosing a therapy method that works for you and deciding whether you want to attend an inpatient or outpatient program. While there are pros and cons to each option, most people should choose inpatient or outpatient rehab based on personal factors, the extent of their substance abuse problems, and the…

a couple finding out how alcohol affects relationships

How Alcohol Affects Relationships

Alcohol is the most commonly consumed substance in the world and while harmful, it is not only socially acceptable, but expected. Studies show that 56% of the U.S. adult population drinks regularly with some 86.4% drinking at least occasionally.  Alcoholic beverages like beer, win, spirits, and liquors are so commonly accepted that you are unlikely…

a woman talking to her doctor about her progress in alcohol addiction recovery

Alcohol Addiction Recovery

Being stuck in an alcohol addiction can feel like drowning in quicksand. You think you’re making progress getting out, only to get sucked right back down. A lot of alcohol addictions start with having a drink to be social or to make yourself feel better after a tough situation. Over time, you may start noticing you need…

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Alternatives to AA

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) has become essential to millions of Americans battling an addiction to alcohol. It provides support and a sense of community to those looking to continue their path of recovery and sobriety. However, not everyone finds themselves comfortable with the more spiritual approach taken by AA. For them, there are some quality AA alternatives…

a man feeling stressed wondering how can i stop drinking

How Can I Stop Drinking?

It’s the question that plagues many struggling with their dependency on alcohol, “How can I stop drinking?” It’s easy to feel like a failure when you see others seeming to have more success overcoming their addiction. What’s important is that you don’t give up and make the conscious choice to help yourself and not give…

a group support meeting discussing what is an al anon meeting

What Is An Al-Anon Meeting?

Everyone knows Alcoholics Anonymous but fewer are aware of Al-Anon, a sister support group intended for the loved ones of those suffering from alcoholism. Al-Anon is a support group designed to help the friends and family members of alcoholics recover and move on, and if you’ve never been, it can be intimidating to go, especially…

a man waking up hungover wondering how long does it take to detox from alcohol

How Long Does It Take To Detox From Alcohol?

One must first understand how alcohol works in the human body and how testing for alcohol intoxication is achieved before the alcohol detoxification process can be understood. Alcohol intoxication is the body’s change from normal functioning to a physiological state of impairment induced by the excessive consumption of alcohol. But how long does it take…