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Alcohol

Our recovery blog is a comprehensive resource for people seeking help with substance use disorders, a helpful guide for common issues people in recovery face, evidence-based information for clinicians looking to find out more about medical detox, and for families and partners wanting to support their loved one achieve long-term recovery. We cover topics ranging from the signs and symptoms of substance use disorder, medical detox, the risks of home detox, how to pick a medical detox, how to identify if your loved one has a problem, what to expect from an inpatient medical detox, relapse prevention strategies, and critical steps for successful recovery.

Recognizing the Signs of a High Functioning Alcoholic

Not everyone with a substance use problem will exhibit the typical signs that many might expect with alcoholism. They might appear perfectly healthy from the outside. They might keep up with their personal and professional responsibilities, pay their bills on time, and appear on top of their life but still have a problem. Even if […]

College Drinking: How to Stop Binge Drinking

College can be a time for people to have new experiences, get out comfort zones, and broaden horizons. However, it can also be a time when students increase alcohol consumption. What is binge drinking, and how can someone stop binge drinking once it has become a problem? Binge Drinking Defined The National Institute on Alcohol […]

The Danger and Signs of Alcohol Poisoning

Alcohol poisoning, often referred to as alcohol overdose, occurs when an individual continues to consume alcohol despite already being significantly impaired. In some severe cases, alcohol poisoning can cause significant life-saving bodily functions to struggle to operate as necessary. When this happens, it can be life-threatening. Many people overlook the dangers of alcohol poisoning and […]

The Dangers of Combining Cocaine and Alcohol

Cocaine and alcohol have a long-established association of dual misuse. Between 50-90% of people dependent on cocaine also receive a diagnosis of alcohol dependence. It’s a common sentiment among people who use both substances that the depressive effects of alcohol can help to mitigate the harsher “ups” of cocaine; however, the interaction between the two […]

Did you Stop Drinking Alcohol? What Are Delirium Tremens?

Alcohol misuse is currently on the rise in the United States with factors such as the COVID-19 pandemic adding to the problem. According to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, around 68,000 men and 27,000 women will die annually due to alcohol addiction. It can be difficult to stop drinking alcohol after drinking […]

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NADFW) is a collaborative effort hosted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) to raise awareness about drug and alcohol use among teens. 2021 marks the 11th annual event, to be held March 22 to 28. It is […]

All About Problem Drinking

Problem alcohol use exists on a spectrum. You, or your loved one, may only binge drink, or perhaps you’re what we call a “gray area drinker.” You may even have thought that you might be suffering with addiction. But, how do you know? What is the difference between problem use and addiction? Don’t worry, we’ve […]

How Do I Know if I Need Detox?

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I want to stop using drugs or alcohol, but I can’t”? While some may see this as a lack of willpower, it can be physically and emotionally challenging to quit using substances. When you use drugs or alcohol for an extended period, your body develops a tolerance. Once you […]

Sober Mocktail Ideas

Holiday season can be socially awkward for people in recovery. Booze is flowing at parties and that can serve as a stark reminder of your sobriety. However, it doesn’t mean that you are destined for a life of soda water and explaining to friends and family why you don’t drink. Quite the contrary! We’ve put […]

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