Life Doesn’t Get Better By Chance, It Gets Better By Change

Have you ever dreamed about a better life?  Do you ever feel sad looking at the sorry state of your miserable existence? Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if you were better looking?  More fit?  More confident with girls/boys?  If you were sober?  If you had a better job?  If you [...]

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Outpatient Rehab – Is It The Right Choice For You?

For the recovery alcoholic and addict, there are a lot of potential paths to recovery.  Treatment options can range from long-term in-patient rehab, to a short stay in a treatment center while you detox, to simply making the decision to quit  and attending the occasional therapy session. Outpatient rehab is often touted as a good [...]

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The Dangers Of Alcohol Withdrawal Seizures – It Can Happen To You

If you’ve been a chronic alcoholic for years, seizures are a very scary and very real danger if you attempt to quit drinking.  Anyone can get alcohol withdrawal seizures, even if they’ve never had a seizure before in their life. Do not make the mistake of underestimating withdrawal seizures (also known as delirium tremens).  Anyone [...]

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50 Essential Tips To Help You Stay Clean And Sober

Making the decision to get clean and sober is the easy part.  Actually staying clean and sober – that’s a different story altogether. Here are some of the lessons I’ve learned in recovery.  Hopefully some of these lessons can help you as well: 1. For your first few months sober, your only goal each day [...]

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What Can You Do To Help An Alcoholic Family Member?

Watching someone you love destroy their life with alcohol can be devastating.  Its painful, frustrating, and oftentimes it can feel hopeless.  Even though you can’t make the decision to quit for them,what can you do as a family member to help them realize they have a problem and seek help? 1. Educate yourself about addiction [...]

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How To Do An Intervention

Deciding whether or not to do an intervention is a very personal decision.  Anytime you confront an alcoholic about their drinking, you risk triggering fear, anger and resentment.  Doing a formal intervention can do more harm to an already damaged relationship with the alcoholic or addict. Here are some useful addict & alcoholic intervention tips [...]

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5 Crucial Lessons The Recovering Alcoholic Must Learn

Living without alcohol requires learning – it takes new coping skills and a different perspective to build a life without alcohol. When alcohol has played such an important role in your life for years, you’ll definitely find yourself outside of your comfort zone. If you’re recovering from alcoholism and you need a little guidance, here [...]

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Am I An Alcoholic If I Drink Everyday?

No, you’re not necessarily an alcoholic just because you drink everyday. If you look at a conventional medical definition of an alcoholic according to the psychiatric diagnostic manual – the DSM-5, 40% of college students could be categorized as an alcoholic. That’s because according to the DSM-5, you can be classified as an alcoholic based [...]

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Free Alcohol Rehab – Is There Really Such Thing?

Can you really get free alcohol rehab?  Well, the answer is “maybe”, and “it depends”. Tracking Down Free Rehab Options You might be able to find affordable or even free help for certain aspects of rehab if you’re persistent, but you’ll likely need to make compromises in your treatment options.  Generally speaking, you won’t find [...]

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What Is The AA Success Rate?

What’s the success rate of alcoholics anonymous? Well frankly, it depends a lot on how you define “success”. The reported success rates of AA has varied from 75% in some studies, to negative success rates in others – meaning that users had a better chance of spontaneously getting better without any treatment. Looking At The [...]

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