How to Help Your Spouse Stop Drinking

How to Help Your Spouse Stop Drinking

You’ve nagged, begged, and argued. Your spouse still has a drinking problem. Do you want to know how to help your spouse stop drinking? Interestingly, many of the techniques can start with you. If you’re wondering how to help your spouse quit drinking, then explore what Beaches Recovery has to offer. Our abstinence-based addiction treatment…

social drinking vs alcoholism

The Difference Between Social Drinking vs Alcoholism

Culturally in the United States, alcohol is everywhere. It is a stable of small and large parties, wedding celebrations, tailgating events, and other sports viewing. Because it is legal and ubiquitous, it can be a challenge recognizing when you, someone you know, or someone you care about is abusing alcohol. Many people can recognize when…

Celebrating a Sober Halloween

Celebrating a Sober Halloween

Halloween usually invokes scary thoughts of demons, goblins, and haunted houses. However, a recovering alcoholic’s biggest fear might be a relapse. After all, October 31st is often celebrated under the influence at wild costume parties. Nonetheless, getting sober doesn’t have to cancel the Halloween fun. There’re plenty of ways to have a blast without booze,…

Behavioral Therapy

Behavioral Activation Therapy

If you are struggling with depression or anxiety in your life, you may also feel paralyzed to take part in life like you once did. This is a common response to mental health disorders. However, this response will only make the condition you are suffering from worse. What can help in these situations are behavioral…

Alcohol Detox Symptoms

When you become addicted to alcohol, you need to drink to prevent alcohol detox symptoms. Sometimes, severe complications can arise from withdrawal symptoms, and without professional support to monitor and assist, these complications can be fatal. Although it’s one of the rarest alcohol detox symptoms, delirium tremors can result in seizures, hallucinations, and death. This…

person declining to drink alcohol

How Hard Is It to Quit Drinking?

For decades, alcohol has remained one of the most widely abused substances throughout the United States. The pervasiveness of alcohol makes it incredibly difficult to get away from once an addiction has set in. Alcohol is a feature of nearly all social gatherings. Because it is legal (even if regulated), access to alcohol is easy.…

man wonders what an alcoholic is

What Is An Alcoholic?

Professionals refer to someone struggling with alcohol dependence or addiction as suffering from an alcohol use disorder. An alcoholic in the vernacular is a way people refer to those who drink to excess repeatedly.  An alcoholic is an outdated and colloquial term for someone with an AUD. Normally, the term is now used to self-declare…