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    Life Gets Better When You’re Sober

    It can almost seem impossible to imagine a life without alcohol when you’ve been living in a life where alcohol is at the center of your world. You’ve said it so many times before, “This is my last drink”, but sadly that is not usually the case. If you’ve been looking for an alcohol treatm…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. 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

  7. 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

  8. How to Talk to a Loved One About Their Drinking

    Alcohol use disorder doesn’t just impact the person who struggles with addiction; the entire family is affected. If your loved one can’t seem to control their drinking, you may feel powerless. After all, if they don’t want to stop drinking, you can’t make them. While it’s true you cannot f…Read More

  9. What is Alcohol Use Disorder?

    While there are many people who can occasionally have a drink or two without issue, for others, alcohol causes major problems in their lives. People with alcohol use disorder (AUD) struggle to control their drinking, which negatively impacts several areas of their lives. Definition of Alcohol Use Di…Read More