Homelessness and Addiction

Today we are going to talk about how homelessness affects people with addiction. I have been a part of this stage of my life just as crowds of people in this world. It is really a tough situation especially when your mental stage of life is gone. A lot of times it starts at childhood…

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Mixing These Medications With Alcohol Can Accelerate Liver Damage

medication mixed with alcohol

Medication warnings don’t tell you this When my father died of alcoholic liver disease in 2016, I wanted to understand how this condition happened. As a former nurse, I should have known that he was sick, but the truth is we didn’t. Liver disease can be sneaky, and liver failure, especially from alcoholism, can happen…

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Get Rewarded to Stay Sober with Sobercoin

sobercoin the currency of recovery

Sobercoin is introducing crypto currency into the world of sobriety. With the advancement in technology that Sober Network has been bringing to the table for over 20 years, they continue to stay ahead in the game by releasing Sobercoin to offer incentive to continue with sobriety. Much like a drug stimulates the brain, Sober Network…

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Moving on After Rehab: Guide to a Fresh Start

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Having the initiative to attend rehab takes a lot of strength and self-awareness, but it’s staying sober on your own that will truly improve your quality of life. Luckily, there are resources that can help. Checking in frequently with sober coaches, learning the benefits of moving away, self-care, and celebrating every step of the way,…

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The Role of Telehealth in Addiction and Recovery

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Addiction has killed and destroyed the lives of millions of Americans. Drug Abuse Statistics show that over 20 million Americans aged 12 and over have substance abuse disorder. During the pandemic, many healthcare professionals who treated those with addiction issues had to reduce or stop completely physical in-person treatment plans. Enter telehealth. People battling their…

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You’re Not a “Bad” Person for Drinking Heavily

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You just need to understand the consequences so you can make informed choices. I have been sober from alcohol for 6 years and I also have a mental health and addictions nursing background. Alcohol addiction runs in my family in a very serious way. I’d say I know a few things about alcohol addiction and…

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Heavy Drinking and Its Effect on Relationships

It’s not about demonizing our alcoholic loved ones, it’s about creating more understanding I am a former nurse and alcoholic in recovery. My mission is to talk about alcohol and its effect on our health, lives, and relationships. Undoubtedly, most people are aware that alcohol can cause stress and conflict in relationships. However, the general…

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What is the First Step in Treating Alcohol Addiction?

Treating an alcohol addiction involves a long process. The only way to start is with that very first step. For most people, the first step is an alcohol detox. Get to know the reasons for a detox, what it will involve, how long it will take and why it is so critical on the path…

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Understanding Alcohol Detox Symptoms

It is no secret that if you want to tackle an alcohol addiction, you’ll have to complete an alcohol detox. For many people, however, detox is shrouded in mystery and confusion. Take a closer look at the most common alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Knowing what to expect can help prepare you, or your loved one, for…

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Inside an AA Meeting

Recovering from alcoholism is virtually synonymous with AA. Although many people are familiar with the idea of Alcoholics Anonymous, fewer people know what goes on behind closed doors. Getting familiar with the ins and outs of an AA meeting might be boost people need to start attending themselves. What is AA, Exactly? AA is Alcoholics…

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