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How to Help Someone with Alcohol Poisoning

By Colleen Marlett

If you see at least one sign of alcohol poisoning, be aware that the situation can be lethal. Continue Reading

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My Long Walk Down the Wine Aisle at the Grocery Store

By Nina Bradshaw Nina Bradshaw is a professionally qualified social worker and therapist in the UK. She earned a Master's Degree in Personality Disorder Studies, a Master's Degree in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and a Master's Degree in Sociology/Social Policy/Social Work.

One writer shares how the most mundane tasks have changed since sobriety and what it was like to finally overcome her fears. Continue Reading

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The Correlation Between Type 2 Diabetes, Alcohol and Tobacco

By Lisa OBrien

To give you an idea, diabetes kills more Americans annually than AIDS and breast cancer combined. Continue Reading

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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 Nina Bradshaw is a professionally qualified social worker and therapist in the UK. She earned a Master's Degree in Personality Disorder Studies, a Master's Degree in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and a Master's Degree in Sociology/Social Policy/Social Work.

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 Misuse

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 Nina Bradshaw is a professionally qualified social worker and therapist in the UK. She earned a Master's Degree in Personality Disorder Studies, a Master's Degree in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and a Master's Degree in Sociology/Social Policy/Social Work.

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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Alcohol Withdrawal Basics - Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms, Timeline and Dietary Changes That Help

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 Dominica Applegate has worked in the mental health field for 12 years before launching her own business as a writer. She earned her Master's in Counseling from Liberty Universit

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

Proactively stopping thoughts of drinking or using

What To Do When Alcohol and Drug Cravings Hit: 6 Ideas

By Nina Bradshaw Nina Bradshaw is a professionally qualified social worker and therapist in the UK. She earned a Master's Degree in Personality Disorder Studies, a Master's Degree in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and a Master's Degree in Sociology/Social Policy/Social Work.

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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