Millions of Americans participate in binge drinking, a highly risky pattern of alcohol use that seriously increases the odds of experiencing diagnosable alcohol problems. In recent years, public health officials and private companies have turned to modern digital technology to develop new ways to stop binge drinking and other dangerous patterns of alcohol intake. A…Details
The first step of addiction treatment is recognizing that alcohol is causing problems in your life. Denial is very powerful, and you may have spent months or years convincing yourself that everything is fine despite your drinking habits. It’s painful to look at what your life is like because of alcohol, but it’s worth taking…Details
Insomnia is the term used to describe either of two things: an inability to fall asleep under normal conditions and an inability to remain asleep in normal conditions. Research has shown that people who repeatedly experience these problems can undergo a number of negative changes in their health and well-being. Several studies indicate that you…Details
There’s nothing like a vacation to rekindle a romance. If you haven’t experienced this magical effect firsthand, a recent survey by the U.S. Travel Association on travel and relationships leaves no doubt. According to the organization, 79% of couples said traveling together had strengthened their relationship while 63% said traveling helps couples stay together longer.
Teen drug use and depression sometimes go hand-in-hand. Some individuals may turn to drugs in order to “self-medicate” feelings of depression. Drugs often provide a powerful feeling of euphoria, well-being or razor-sharp focus. Unfortunately, once these temporary effects wear off, the depression symptoms are often felt more strongly than ever. This leads to a vicious…Details
“A physician who treats himself has a fool for a patient” is the famous quote attributed to William Osler regarding self-diagnosis. When it comes to knowing how to deal with alcoholism, the reverse is also true — patients who try to take on the doctor role and diagnose themselves without professional assistance may also be…Details
Drunk driving is a problem throughout America. However, some states have more drunk drivers than others; in addition, some states have higher rates of alcohol-related traffic fatalities than others. A broad range of factors helps explain why some states have more than their share of drunk-driving deaths. In addition to total population size, the factors…Details
Everyone who struggles with a substance use disorder must learn how to deal with addiction cravings. Overcoming cravings is the major hurdle that separates addiction and sobriety.
Non-alcoholic beer: does it sound too good to be true? Beer that’s safe to drink even if you are sober? Before you get too excited, just what is non-alcoholic beer? Does it contain any alcohol at all? Does it taste like beer? And most importantly of all – is it a risk to your sobriety?
What comes after rehab? For many people recovering from alcoholism, life after alcohol rehab is both a hopeful and a worrisome thought. How will you stay sober, out in the “real” world, faced with easy access and constant temptations? Sure, you paid attention during all the relapse prevention workshops, but living it is different. How…Details