Sober living

Alternatives To Drinking: What To Do If You’ve Quit The Booze

However, simply replacing alcohol with another beverage isn’t going to address the underlying causes of your alcohol addiction. If you prefer a more bubbly taste, sparkling water is a great alternative to alcohol. Topo Chico is a popular brand of sparkling mineral water but there are also plenty of other options that boast a variety […]

Drug abuse and addiction intervention: How it works

In the action stage, brief interventions can help maintain motivation to continue on the course of change by reinforcing personal decisions made at earlier stages. The National Institute on Drug Abuse notes 8.9 percent of the American population needed help for a drug or alcohol abuse problem in 2012, and only 1 percent got the help needed. […]

Drinking too much alcohol can harm your health Learn the facts

Gradually, this craving becomes habitual, resulting in automatic, unthinking repetition. Whether or not we accept terms like ‘alcoholic’ or ‘addict’, it is important to be cautious about how we use them. Believing that problems with alcohol only happen to certain people who are ‘alcoholics’ or ‘addicts’ can be a convenient way to brush aside what […]

Adult Children Of Alcoholics & Dysfunctional Families ACOA

The most critical factors include the age of the child, the duration of the trauma during development, and the ability of the child to have support within the family or from an outside source. Couples therapy can also have benefit, according to White, if you believe behaviors rooted in your childhood experiences have started to […]

The Massachusetts Alliance for Sober Housing

The Faith House started with one house and now we have grown to six male houses, one female house and a Veteran Priority house for males. 27.e Documentation that resident and staff engage in community relations and interactions to promote kinship with other recovery communities and goodwill for recovery services. A weekly schedule details recovery […]

ACG Clinical Guideline: Alcoholic Liver Disease PMC

Hepatocytes finally play a pivotal role in inherent immune processes by counteracting bacterial invasion. Activated by pro-inflammatory cytokines, hepatocytes synthesize complement factors and various opsonins (Zhou et al. 2016). Besides, the regulation of iron homeostasis by hepcidin, transferrin, and hemopexin are beneficial in preventing bacterial growth (Zhou et al. 2016; Liu et al. 2021). The […]

Mortality and life expectancy of people with alcohol use disorder in Denmark, Finland and Sweden PMC

Agape Treatment Center for substance abuse embraces a universal, unconditional love that transcends, that serves regardless of circumstances. We provide individuals all over the country with the opportunity to achieve the gift of lasting sobriety. Many medicines — prescription, over the counter, or herbal remedies — can be dangerous or even deadly when mixed with […]

Victor “The Good Boss” Oliveira helps people break the cycle of homelessness and addiction CBS Boston

With continued abuse, the individual will need higher doses of the drug to get the same effect. A person may try an addictive substance for several reasons, including peer pressure, boredom, curiosity, stress, or performance enhancement. The initial use of a substance is often not enough to trigger addiction, but other risk factors like depression, […]