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Alcoholism And It’s Effects On Single Mothers

How Does Alcoholism Effect Single Mothers When most people think about parents struggling with alcohol addiction, it’s common for people to undermine the struggles of a single mother with alcohol addiction.  But believe it or not, alcohol addiction for single mothers is a constant uphill battle. Even if a single mother doesn’t think that she has

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9 Ways To Stay Sober And Travel Safe

Escape Your Addiction: 9 Ways To Travel Sober And Have Fun Scared of planes? Afraid of having an anxiety attack? Struggling with alcohol addiction? Don’t worry you’re not alone. Believe it or not, more airline travelers are afraid of heights than you could imagine. But, if you never get over your fear of flying, you’re

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Why is it Important to Make a Schedule During Early Recovery

Drug and alcohol recovery treatment has come to rely on daily schedules serving as structures to help patients maintain a structured life. While the concept of approaching early recovery head-on works well enough for some, most people still suffer from the inevitable weaknesses of drug and alcohol addiction. Completely escaping the pitfalls of addiction are

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How Can Hobbies Help With Drug And Alcohol Recovery

If you’re like most people, you probably have a hobby that you are passionate about. You may have even found a way to make a living off of your hobby. Nevertheless, if you don’t have a hobby, there’s always time to pick one up. Especially, if you’re a person going through a drug and alcohol

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Are We Starting to Catch On: Diffusion & Addiction in America

“The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.” – James Madison What is Diffusion? One of the definitions of diffusion according to Merriam Webster is: “the spread of cultural elements from one area or group of people to others by contact.” The diffusion of innovation has been around since the

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To The Loved Ones

The 1939 publication “Alcoholics Anonymous,” commonly referred to as The Big Book masterfully details the problem of alcoholism and a way out that has worked for millions since. One of the chapters in that book is called, “To the Wives.” It’s not just for wives, it was written from the collective experience of wives specifically

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How Do I Know If My Loved One Is an Alcoholic or an Addict?

How will I know? Are you or a loved one suffering from what could be alcoholism or drug addiction? How can we distinguish between actual illness and someone going through a “rough patch.” The first step of the 12 steps provides some significant qualifiers. The two greatest indicators are “powerlessness” and “unmanageability.” For simplicity, this

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Am I An Alcoholic?

Many imagine an alcoholic as the raggedy homeless man under the bridge walking around with a brown bag in hand. They ask themselves, “am I an alcoholic?” “Do I need alcohol treatment?” This stereotype also misleads many people to believe they don’t suffer from alcoholism and are instead “casual drinkers,” or just normal college students

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Tips For the First 90 Days of Addiction Recovery

The first 90 days of addiction recovery are some of the hardest and most rewarding days of your new life. Here are some tips to ensure your recovery and your newfound happiness! Create and keep a schedule Creating a schedule in drug and alcohol rehab is essential so you can have a clear list of

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