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1 Binge drinking among college students

Binge drinking among college students

March 21st, 2014

Binge drinking is associated with a variety of health problems and is related to 1,800 student deaths and about 800K assaults on campuses each year. More stats and strategies for preventing binge drinking among college students here.

3 Child of a parent with addiction: How to cope

Child of a parent with addiction: How to cope

March 20th, 2014

How can you accept the past as a child of a parent with addiction issues? Weigh in here for ideas on self-healing and share your story at the end.

8 How long does alcohol last?

How long does alcohol last?

March 16th, 2014

Usually, alcohol remain in the body for about 2 hours, but this depends on several factors. Onset of effects generally occurs 30 minutes after administration…but what happens to the body and brain when you drink? We review more here.

How do you prevent relapse?

How do you prevent relapse?

March 12th, 2014

You can prevent relapse by dealing with setbacks and discussing issues when they arise. Here, licensed clinical social worker and addictions counselor, Kenneth Pecoraro, discusses the more subtle mistakes that pop up in recovery… and how you can prevent a full blown relapse in the process.

2 Music therapy in addiction recovery

Music therapy in addiction recovery

March 8th, 2014

Music can (and should) be a part of your program of recovery. How can you and why should you incorporate music therapy into addiction recovery? We investigate here.

2 Help for families of addicts: 5 places to seek help

Help for families of addicts: 5 places to seek help

March 2nd, 2014

If your family is affected by addiction, who can you turn to for help? I’ve been there…and I share my real life suggestions for getting help for families of addicts here.

2 Is the anonymity of A.A. outdated?

Is the anonymity of A.A. outdated?

February 28th, 2014

Many addiction recovery advocates are speaking out for recovery. So, is anonmyity helpful or hurtful? We ask questions about anonymity and invite your feedback here.

Consequences of driving drunk

Consequences of driving drunk

February 27th, 2014

Consequences of driving drunk include increased insurance fees, not being able to rent a car, and having a suspended driving license. But is alcohol addiction treatment a viable option to deter drunk driving? We explore here.

2 Addiction recovery and anxiety: The roots of recovery

Addiction recovery and anxiety: The roots of recovery

February 23rd, 2014

How do you process anxiety in addiction recovery? Addiction is a disease of obsession, compulsion and wrong thinking. Once we begin to become aware of how we think, we begin to understand how our thinking impacts every area of our lives. More here on copying with anxiety in recovery.

6 Living with an alcoholic mom

Living with an alcoholic mom

February 11th, 2014

Alcoholism impacts the ability to participate in family life. An alcoholic mother does not have the ability to be emotionally present and to give to her children the love, care, and affection they need. So how can you learn to care for yourself when living with an alcoholic mom? Maggie Harmon explores here.

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