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Ways to Start Helping an Alcoholic

An alcoholic is a person who has developed a psychological and physical dependence on alcohol. This dependence negatively affects their professional and personal relationships, ultimately adversely affecting their lives and even health. It can be difficult watching a friend or a loved one suffer from alcoholism. Though it is entirely up to the person’s willingness…

a woman comforting her friend who is showing the signs of a relapse

Knowing the Signs of Relapse

On your road to recovery, you will battle emotions and temptations that could lead you to use substances again—those receiving treatment for substance addiction experience at least one relapse during recovery. The good news is, understanding relapse helps you prevent it. This post will identify the signs of a relapse and highlight why it is…

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Consequences of Drunk Driving

For you to drive safely, you need to be completely aware in case a need to make quick decisions while on the road arises. As such, driving under the influence could prove fatal. Driving while under the influence has significantly contributed to a ton of road accidents. Unfortunately, many people continue to get behind the…

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Health Benefits of Sobriety

Continued drug abuse may lead to long term adverse effects on the life and health of a user. Unfortunately, getting sober is a challenging process due to the substance withdrawal effects one may experience. Yet, the benefits of ceasing drug use are more significant than the pleasure derived from using them. Oceanfront Recovery can guide…

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Recognizing Alcoholism in Young Adults

Alcohol is one of the most abused drugs among young adults due to its acceptance in most societies. In most instances, people take this drug for recreational purposes in social gatherings. However, prolonged usage of this drug can lead to physical dependence, whereby one cannot control their consumption. Recognizing alcoholism in young adults can be…

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12 Steps of Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a program created in 1953 to provide a safe space for anonymous addiction recovery. At the time of the founding, the body aimed at focusing on drug users addicted to narcotics. However, the program expanded, and it now focuses on recovery from forms of drug addiction through the 12 steps of…