7 Signs You Need to Free Yourself from Alcohol Addiction

7 Signs You Need to Free Yourself from Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol addiction is one of the most common substance use disorders in America. Because this substance is widely available, it is fairly easy to access it. Furthermore, it is central to a range of events, which can lead someone who has no intention of using alcohol to start drinking. Therefore, it may not be easy…

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…

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…

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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 if he's an alcoholic

How Do I Know if I’m an Alcoholic

In a world where alcohol is a widely used substance, whether you’re of legal drinking age or not, it’s difficult to know if you’re an alcoholic. Thousands and thousands of people die each year from alcohol-related problems, but many go unnoticed. This is due to several reasons, but many people don’t see alcohol use disorder…

tired worker is a functioning alcoholic

Why Does a Functioning Alcoholic Need Treatment?

While a functioning alcoholic may feel like their addiction is not a problem, they often are unaware of how alcohol affects their life. From long-term health problems to issues at home, alcoholism can cause severe repercussions in an individual’s life. The only way to prevent these problems from happening is to get treatment and stay…

Alcohol Withdrawal

Dangers of Alcohol Withdrawal

In recent years, nearly one-quarter of the entire nation has admitted to engaging in binge drinking within the last month. This type of behavior often develops because of how readily available alcohol is throughout society. When someone attempts to stop drinking after they’ve abused alcohol, they may dislike withdrawal symptoms so much that they begin…

woman holding glass of wine dealing with abuse of alcohol and pregnancy

Alcoholism and Pregnancy

Alcohol and pregnancy is a very dangerous combination. Those who have alcohol addiction are already experiencing a life-changing situation in which their body is dependent on alcohol to function. When you become pregnant, those complications grow. Expectant mothers may feel overwhelmed in wanting to minimize risk to their child but also unable to simply avoid…