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Why Some People Get Hives From Alcohol

By Leia Rivera

Alcohol is heavily processed and exposed to several foreign agents that become bottled and packaged inside the liquid or become... Continue Reading

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3 Ways Drinking Tries to Lure You Back and How to Say “NO!”

By Nina Bradshaw

Drinking thoughts are inevitable. It pays to remember this and to have a comprehensive set of tools and techniques to fall back... Continue Reading

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4 Skin Conditions Caused by Alcohol Abuse

By Caitlin Thiede

Short and long-term alcohol abuse impacts one of our most vital, and visible, organs—our skin. Continue Reading

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Breaking the Glass Bottle: The Changing Nature of Feminism and Alcohol Use

By Jennifer Wezensky

Experts say that the increase in women using alcohol coincides with the start of the feminist movement in the 1970s, continuing... Continue Reading

5 Clear Indicators That I Had a Drinking Problem

By Nina Bradshaw

The journey from “normal” to “abnormal” to “problem” drinker is just a matter of degrees. One writer shares 5 pivotal moments w... Continue Reading

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Young, Wild and Sober: How I’m Living My Life to the Fullest

By Tamara Buchenberger

One writer shares her take on what it truly means to embark on the sober path at a young age and why it's actually the most lib... Continue Reading

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10 Quick-Fire Questions to Ask Yourself If You Think You’re an Alcoholic

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you could be walking the fence between the worlds of a casual drinker and a full... Continue Reading

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5 Biggest Misconceptions About High-Functioning Alcoholics

By Kasey Cook

Functioning alcoholism brings a variety of misconceptions that could prevent a loved one from entering treatment because they a... Continue Reading

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4 Feelings That Alcohol Brought Into My Life

By Cassandra Huerta

One writer shares the true feelings that hid behind the seemingly fun and exciting photographs of her old, addicted self. Continue Reading

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What to Expect in Alcohol Withdrawal

By Cassandra Huerta

For most people, alcohol withdrawals are the most severe during the first three to five days after they quit drinking, but some... Continue Reading

5 Things You Definitely Won't Miss About Drinking

By Dominica Applegate

If you start to think about drinking, look back and remember these not-so-great things it has put your through in life. Continue Reading

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6 Actionable Items to Do When Cravings Hit

By Nina Bradshaw

If you are determined to keep your sobriety, then you have to find a way to manage your urges and maintain equilibrium even whe... Continue Reading

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5 Myths About Alcohol Addiction

By Kasey Cook

Many still hold on to common misconceptions regarding the nature of alcoholism. Continue Reading

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Inside an Alcoholic's Mind: What It's Really Like

By Tess Chedsey

The alcoholic mind tends to be at once fragile and sturdy. You want to steer yours to the sturdy side to be able to overcome th... Continue Reading

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10 Things You Can Expect From a DUI

By Dominica Applegate

The consequences for repeat DUI offenders are even more severe and vary from state to state. Continue Reading

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