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A woman lies in the grass feeling happy with the benefits she's experienced staying sober.

7 Things You Gain by Staying Sober Today

By Toshia Humphries

There are plenty of tangible benefits to staying sober, but here are 7 that run deeper than extra cash and weight loss. Continue Reading

A man in active alcohol-addiction experiences strong emotions.

7 Inevitable Emotions an Alcoholic Will Feel

By Toshia Humphries

These are several feelings those addicted to alcohol share at one point or another in their journey. Continue Reading

An alcoholic grips his beer belly.

5 Proven Ways Beer Ruins Your Health

By Audrey Beim

A compilation of evidence that demonstrates the many ways beer impacts your body and mind. Continue Reading

Binge Drinking and Receding Hairline

By Rebecca Kovacs

Did you know that binge drinking can actually contribute to thin, lifeless hair and a receding hairline? This is bad news for m... Continue Reading

The most common cases of Xanax overdose are found when taken with alcohol.

Why You Shouldn't Mix Xanax with Alcohol

By Leia Rivera

The most common cases of Xanax overdose are found when taken with alcohol, as it readily dissolves in alcohol and is commonly m... Continue Reading

Why Do Recovering Alcoholics Crave Sugar?

By Rebecca Kovacs

It isn't uncommon for recovering alcoholics to crave sugar. In recovery, many alcoholics find that they have a new and unquench... Continue Reading

4 Self-Sabotaging Emotional Effects of Alcohol

By Toshia Humphries

Whether you’re a one-time user, substance abuser or have crossed the line into chemical dependency, alcohol has a noticeable ne... Continue Reading

3 Things More Rewarding Than Drinking

By Caitlin Thiede

For a long time, we've been fed the idea that drinking is a reward for many things. The problem is we aren't ever really satisf... Continue Reading

The Science Behind the Shakes

By Tamara Buchenberger

A not-so-sterile explanation of what detox felt like, what it's called, and what I'm glad not a whole lot of folks had to see f... Continue Reading

Alcohol and Cancer: A Drinker's Nightmare

By Rabiya Hicken

New studies have found that even light to moderate drinking can increase a person's risk of developing several kinds of cancers. Continue Reading

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A Note to the Special Occasion Drinker

By Toshia Humphries

If the thought of partaking in alcohol-laden celebrations cross your mind, don’t beat yourself up. It’s a normal thought that p... Continue Reading

4 Ways to Fail at Quitting Drinking

By Toshia Humphries

Quitting alcohol is a tall order for anyone who finds themselves in the throes of addiction. However, even more daunting a task... Continue Reading

The One Thing You Should Spend Your Money on Rather Than Alcohol

By Toshia Humphries

The money it takes to sustain an active addiction to alcohol can put many alcoholics in a state of financial despair. Here’s on... Continue Reading

5 Tips on Raising a Child with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

By Benhilda Chanetsa

FAS can result in serious mental and physical impairment in a new baby, but if detected early, parents can help children manage... Continue Reading

woman fights the urge of alcoholism

How Long It Takes for Your Body to Fully Recover from Alcoholism

Abusing alcohol comes with many risks, especially after long periods of time. Repercussions can include mental, physical, and e... Continue Reading