1. Different Ways to Support Someone With Alcoholism During Treatment

    Alcoholism or alcohol dependence is a dark place to be, and for many people it is extremely difficult to understand how to best support someone with this condition. So many times you read articles, hear about the struggles, and are told what to do if you think you may have this condition, but not ma…Read More

  2. The Brain and Addiction

    The term “addiction”is derived from the Latin term meaning “enslaved by” or “bound to”. It is not a character or personality flaw that occurs in people, which is how it was traditionally seen as and still can be seen as that. However, we need to look at addiction as a problem, not the pe…Read More

  3. The Relationship Between Alcohol and Mental Health

    There is a direct correlation between alcoholism and a decrease in mental health. This is something we know and have heard many times before. However, many do not know what that exactly means and how alcoholism specifically affects the brain. With over three million cases of alcoholism in the United…Read More

  4. Depression and Alcohol

    While it probably won’t hurt to have a glass of wine or a beer with dinner occasionally, turning to alcohol in order to get through your day could be a sign of a more serious problem. Alcohol use, and abuse have continued to have a strong link to depression. Nearly one third of people with major d…Read More

  5. Symptoms of Alcohol Use Disorder

    Many people don’t realize that they have a troubled relationship with alcohol until something happens that forces them to face reality. They lose their job, face DUI charges, or a significant relationship falls apart. Suddenly, they can’t deny the impact alcohol has had on their life and wellbei…Read More

  6. The Dangers of Drinking and Driving

    As an outpatient alcohol treatment center in Denver, we have seen the way drinking and driving can destroy lives. Many of our patients come to us after an experience with drinking and driving, whether the worst case scenario happened, or they just came close. Putting yourself and others at risk as t…Read More

  7. It’s Not About “Willpower”: The Science of Alcohol Addiction

    By now, you have resolved to stop drinking countless times. You know how much it hurts your loved ones when you drink. You know that it impacts your job performance. You know that your life is at risk due to your drinking. Yet every time you say, “this is my last drink,” you inevitably seem to d…Read More

  8. Supporting Your Loved One With Alcohol Addiction

    When your loved one finally faces the truth about their alcohol addiction, you may be feeling a mix of emotions. You may be relieved that they finally are acknowledging their problem, anxious about what’s to come, and sad or angry that it has come to this point. You want to support them, but you a…Read More

  9. How Can I Stop Drinking?

    When you’re addicted to alcohol, you feel hopeless. You want to quit drinking but it seems impossible. You have tried to stop before, but inevitably, you end up picking up the bottle again. This can make you feel like a complete failure. The truth is, it isn’t your fault. There is a legitimate b…Read More

  10. What Happens to Your Body When You Quit Drinking?

    Alcohol has negatively impacted your life in so many ways that you’re finally ready to go sober. You may be prepared to live a healthier lifestyle, you may be wondering what to expect when you finally do put down the bottle. Here are some things you can expect to happen to your body when you stop …Read More