The Top 10 Excuses Made By Addicts & Alcoholics

One of the realities of addiction is that it comes with a sophisticated array of psychological defense mechanisms. These defense mechanisms shield the addict from the reality of their behavior, as their actions continue to harm themselves and everyone around them. These defense mechanisms – what we would call excuses – allow an addict to [...]

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7 Tips For Going Through Withdrawal

Note: If you’re withdrawing from alcohol, drop what you’re doing and go straight to the ER.  Alcohol withdrawal can be extremely dangerous and can lead to seizures and even death.  Medical facilities have alcohol withdrawal protocols in place to help you safely undergo detox. Withdrawal affects people differently; some people will suffer from very few [...]

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How To Forgive Someone

Truly forgiving someone means letting go of any resentment towards them. It means letting go of your anger and desire for revenge – and choosing to embrace forgiveness and acceptance instead. When someone hurts you badly – especially someone who was close to you – forgiveness can be incredibly difficult. But learning how to forgive [...]

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What Happens When You Stop Drinking Alcohol?

Make no mistake about it, you’ll definitely feel the physical effects when you first quit drinking after many years of alcohol abuse. What will happen? That depends on how frequently you drank, how much you drank, and how long you’ve been drinking; your body’s physical reaction will vary. For some, quitting drinking can result in [...]

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Alcohol Detox – How Long Does It Take To Detox From Alcohol?

If you’re a chronic drinker, the thought of dealing with alcohol withdrawal symptoms and the detox process can be a scary thing. How long does alcohol detox take? So just how long do alcohol withdrawal symptoms last?  General speaking there will be 2-4 days of acute withdrawal. Withdrawal symptoms are usually worst on the 2nd/3rd [...]

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