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Why Do I Blackout When I Drink?

If you’ve been here before, you may wonder why do I blackout when I drink? It’s not an uncommon question and, certainly, not an unusual event. Memory lapse and blackouts are very much an indication of overconsumption of alcohol that can…
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Charlie Sheen Addiction

Charlie Sheen's long career in Hollywood extends beyond the box office hits that propelled him to stardom. In the spotlight, the actor is well-known for the roles he played in movies like Platoon, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and more recently…
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Documentaries About Addiction

Trigger Warning: films and documentaries about addiction and can be hard to process as they shed light on the harsh realities and events that often take place due to ongoing drug abuse. However, most documentaries are created to further the…
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How to Talk to A Family Member About Their Drinking

Despite the prominence of alcohol addiction, it’s difficult for many to know how to talk to a family member about their drinking issues. Below we’re highlighting a few practical ways to approach a loved one who may be battling alcoholism.…
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What is Dangerous Drinking?

The health effects and impacts of moderate to severe drinking are shifting pretty drastically. New research on alcohol and mortality, raises an obvious question: just what is dangerous drinking? According to the Centers for Disease Control,…
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What Is A Vivitrol Shot

Addiction is a disease that is currently impacting 23 million Americans. Although drug abuse has been around for centuries, it wasn’t until 1987 that addiction was classified in the medical community as an actual disease. The general consensus…
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Celebrity Substance Abuse

Contrary to what many people believe, addiction isn’t just confined to street gangs, deviants, and the homeless. As a leading disease throughout the world, drug addiction does not discriminate against color, race, creed, or gender. It carries…
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Does Drinking Alone Make Me An Alcoholic?

Enjoying a solo celebratory drink or popping open a bottle of wine before relaxing on the couch isn’t anything to be ashamed of. For many of us, being alone allows us the chance to reset and recharge for another day of work, school, or home…
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When Does Casual Drinking Become Alcoholism?

If you genuinely stay within the healthy drinking limits, you’re likely at low risk for alcohol-related health problems down the line. What, exactly, is considered ‘healthy’? When does casual drinking become alcoholism?  Alcohol is an…
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5 Questions and Answers about LGBTQ Dating in Recovery

5 Questions and Answers about LGBTQ Dating in Recovery You probably know that alcohol and drug use is higher among members of the LGBTQ+ community than the general population. Not only does my community recreationally use substances more than…