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Man holding a glass of alcohol wonders how to stop drinking

How to Stop Drinking

If quitting alcohol were easy, you’d probably have done it by now. In fact, an alcohol use disorder is a chronic disease. Although there isn’t a cure, you can learn how to stop drinking with treatment. How do you get started? Understanding What a Dependence on Alcohol Looks Like There’s ...
Stressed out woman wondering 'am I an alcoholic?'

How to Answer “Am I an Alcoholic?”

Addiction is a very cunning mental illness that affects the brain in ways that most other illnesses don’t. The part of the brain that’s responsible for self-awareness doesn’t work properly for those with addictions, so many people don’t know how to answer, “Am I an alcoholic?”   This lack of ...
Stressed out man asks 'what is psychological dependence?

What Is Psychological Dependence?

A lot of people who are learning about addiction ask: what is psychological dependence? This is because a lot of literature focuses more on physical dependence. Although physical dependence is one reason why people continue to use drugs, it's not the only one. What Is Psychological Dependence? A psychological dependence ...
Woman talks to her roommate about living with an addict

Recognizing That You’re Living With an Addict

Addiction doesn't develop overnight. Most people start with social drinking or drug use and then begin to drink or use more over time. Regular drinking and drug use can turn into addiction and put careers, health, relationships and safety at risk. It's crucial for people to recognize that they're living ...
People clapping in support groups for families of addicts

Support Groups for Families of Addicts

Addiction is a chronic disease that also affects the families of those who suffer from it. People who struggle with addiction often lie and steal from their loved ones so that they can buy alcohol or drugs. Fortunately, there are many support groups for families of addicts that can provide ...
career cost of alcoholism infographic

Career Cost of Alcoholism

When an employee has a problem with substance abuse, they often don’t realize that their career cost of alcoholism goes beyond the effects on their own resume. Instead, everyone in the workplace is negatively affected by their drinking. This is true even if just one or a few employees are ...
Man learns about The Hills Treatment Center

How to Overcome Addiction

It might seem impossible to get sober if you have an addiction. However, it's never out of reach, even if your situation seems bleak.Although there could be bumps and setbacks along the way, you can begin your recovery when you know how to overcome addiction. Commit to Change The first ...
Man wonders how to break addiction

How to Break Addiction Habits

It takes time to recover from addiction. When people who struggle with drug or alcohol abuse stop using, it upsets their brain and body chemistry. They may feel that they need to use again, but part of recovery is knowing how to break addiction habits. Following are several ways to ...
Man holding beer bottle wondering 'can alcoholism be cured'

Can Alcoholism Be Cured?

Can alcoholism be cured? This is a question that many family members and friends have when they learn that a loved one is dealing with an addiction to alcohol. Unfortunately, there's no black or white answer to this question. To gain a better understanding, it's important to know what the ...
Friends trying out sober new year's eve ideas

5 Sober New Year’s Eve Ideas

Whether you're a recovering alcoholic or want to avoid alcohol for religious or health reasons, New Year’s Eve can be difficult. This time of year is full of parties and toasts where alcohol flows freely, so temptation is out in full force. However, these sober New Year’s Eve ideas can ...