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Posted on October 20, 2017 in Recovery

Techniques to Establish (and Keep!) Your Limits

From short-term effects like injuries and alcohol poisoning to long-term risks like cancer and mental health problems, excessive drinking seriously impacts your health. Whether your drinking is primarily due to happy hour binges or just drinking heavily at home, establishing and keeping your limits is essential to reducing the risks. There are many self-help tips you can try, but if you struggle, finding binge drinking support or treatment for alcoholism should be a priority.

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Posted on October 17, 2017 in Alcoholism

The Highest Rated Non-Alcoholic Beers for Your Health

You don’t often hear the words “beer” and “health” in the same sentence, but there may be some exceptions to that rule. Non-alcoholic beer has gained popularity in recent years as an option for pregnant women or others wishing to abstain from drinking alcoholic beverages. But do non-alcoholic beers have alcohol in them? If so, how much? And are they actually good for your health? And, what about non-alcoholic beer in recovery? If you are a recovering alcoholic, you may be wondering if it is safe for you to drink non-alcoholic beer and still maintain your sobriety.

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Posted on October 13, 2017 in Alcoholism

The Psychology of Binge Drinking

Why do people overindulge in drinking alcohol? Some people drink too much because they are physically addicted to alcohol, but not everyone who drinks heavily is actually physically dependent on it. A common problem with alcohol use is binge drinking, which is consuming large amounts of alcohol in a short period of time. This is usually about four drinks in two hours for the average woman or five drinks in two hours for the average man. Those who drink heavily at times may end up in a lot of trouble and may make the effort to stop binge drinking, but sooner or later do the same thing again.

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Posted on October 10, 2017 in Blog, Recovery

Top 5 Rehab Blogs to Check Out

If you’ve been looking for a rehab blog for guidance and insight, there are a number of outstanding options that might be worth your while. The virtual recovery community is extensive and deeply committed to sharing its collective wisdom, and you should have no trouble finding bloggers who you can relate to and who offer the type of advice and support you need.

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Posted on October 9, 2017 in Teen Drug Addiction, Teen Substance Abuse

Benzodiazepine Addiction in Teens

Benzodiazepines are a category of psychiatric medications that work on specific neurotransmitters in the brain to produce a calming effect. They are used to treat anxiety disorders, panic disorders, seizures and sleep disorders. When taken as prescribed and to treat specific conditions, these medications aren’t typically dangerous, but there is the potential for benzodiazepines addiction when they are abused. Adolescence is an emotionally challenging time, and teens may seek benzodiazepines from the medicine cabinets of parents or relatives in order to escape the stresses of everyday life.

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