holiday mocktails with candy canes

Mocktail Ideas for an Alcohol-Free Holiday

The holidays can be challenging. Family stress, economic pressure, and winter weather can bring many people more stress than joy during the last months of the year. For those in recovery, the holidays can be especially hard. Social drinking, holiday beverages, and the desire to drink all increase during holiday stress. For those who want…

man struggles with signs of alcohol withdrawal

Why Is Alcohol Withdrawal Deadly?

You may have heard that quitting drinking abruptly is potentially deadly. Although death from alcohol withdrawal is uncommon, it is true that in cases of severe alcoholism, several complications can be life-threatening. Before I quit drinking in 2011, I was physically dependent on alcohol. Although physical alcohol addiction is not uncommon, many people with alcohol…

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Convincing a Friend to Enter Alcohol Detox

Mental health, substance abuse, and addiction issues should be taken seriously. Unfortunately, countless people all over the world deal with these issues on their own every day. One of the major challenges of addiction is that this impacts not only the individual but also their family and friends. You may have a friend who has…

a man is enjoying his sober vacation

Tips for Having a Sober Summer Vacation

If you have recently visited an alcohol detox center, you are probably looking for ways to maintain your recovery. With the weather warming up, a lot of people are planning their summer vacations. If you are planning on going on vacation this summer, you must place your sobriety first. What type of sober activities can…

a man goes to a detox treatment center

4 Characteristics to Look for in a Detox Center

It takes a lot of strength and courage to admit that you have a problem and need help. That’s a significant indicator that you’re ready to work on freeing yourself from the damage and destruction of your substance use disorder. Now you’ve got to start researching substance abuse treatment programs capable of fulfilling your needs.…