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Is There a Definition of Sobriety?

The goal of all addiction recovery is sobriety. Yet this can look different for each person as every individual in recovery has to determine their own path towards healing. So what is the definition of sobriety? Many people think sobriety means total abstinence from using drugs or alcohol. Others believe in control and moderation. Because…

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Significant Alcoholism Signs

Nearly all adults drink. Whether it’s a few beers at a Friday night party, a cocktail, or glass of champagne at a wedding, or some wine after a long day at work, alcohol is a common beverage. Because alcohol is so socially acceptable and easy to get, it can be easily abused, leading individuals to…

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The Real Story Behind Drunk Driving Deaths [Infographic]

Statistics Surrounding Drunk Driving Deaths Prove That It Isn’t a Victimless Crime Drunk driving isn’t something that affects only other people. It puts you and your loved ones at risk, too. Whether you’re the person driving under the influence or the other motorist, your life changes forever. This is particularly true if it costs the…

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An Alcoholic Definition Might Wake You Up

Some people need a wake-up call before they go too far. We will call it knocking them upside their head. It’s not unusual for an alcoholic to deny they have a drinking problem. That’s a big part of the disease, living in denial. Just the same, we have to reach out to our loved ones…

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Will I Die from Chronic Alcoholism?

Anything someone does to the human body in excess brings with it a certain amount of health risks. One can imagine the dangers when someone is abusing drugs or alcohol. Without thinking about the long-term ramifications, heavy drinkers seem to know very little about the very dangerous side effects. The truth is chronic alcoholism is…

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Serious Signs of Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcohol withdrawal can be described as the mental and physical symptoms you experience when you stop after drinking alcohol heavily over a long period of time. Some alcohol withdrawal symptoms are mild while others can be quite serious. If you are only an occasional drinker, you may not experience signs of alcohol withdrawal if you…

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Is Alcoholism a Disease?

Is Alcoholism a Disease? You may have heard this before. This definition goes all the way back to the 1940s when an influential article was released by a German university. The article depicted a series of recognizable steps that those struggling with alcohol addiction went through. The series of steps were predictable and always the…