Alcohol is not body-friendly When you drink, you might feel relaxed, confident, and fun to be around. These pleasurable effects cant make it easy for you to push aside the negative consequences of drinking, such as: clouded thinking impaired motor functions poor judgement memory problems reduced coordination slowed reflexes … and the list goes on…negative effects […]
A look at the clinical definitions of “substance abuse” and “addiction” with signs of each. Plus, a section on the myths and truths related to using drugs. A basic primer for curious readers here.
Practical suggestions for how to talk with a friend about a drinking problem.
A deep look into the true harms of alcohol problems…with guidance on its identification and treatment. Learn more about what drinking does to you and then take hope! Alcohol problems have the highest treatment success rate. More here.
With 1 in 17 Americans abusing alcohol in the U.S., more than 10% of U.S. children live with a parent with alcohol problems. What is the face of a typical alcohol drinker? Learn in this infographic.
If you are concerned about a loved one’s drinking problem, how do you bring it up? Here are a few ideas to help you open up the drinking conversation and ways to prepare for the talk.
In How I Became My Father…A Drunk, Bill Brochert tells his transgenerational family story of alcoholism. More on why this book is a page-turner (and we recommend it for your recovery library) like few others. Our thoughts here.
A call to treat people where they are at. Are you ready to look at addiction from another angle? How Step 1 can influence the way that we view the disease model of addiction. Plus, more thoughts here.
A personal story of an alcoholic who relapsed many times, but now manages to walk in sober shoes. Check out this book review for renewed hope in addiction recovery.
Why do people drink to excess in the UK? And what can be done about it? A look at the underlying reasons for problem drinking here.
What are alcohol related problems?