The Pros and Cons of Staging an Intervention for an Alcoholic Loved One

Is an alcoholism intervention right for your situation? Read the pros and cons of staging an intervention and apply them to your unique situation to decide An alcoholism intervention is essentially a meeting where one party (e.g., loved ones, coworkers) points out the destructive behavior of someone who needs help due to alcohol abuse. Ideally,…
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Does a 12-Step Recovery Program Work When its Court Mandated?

Alcohol Addiction
When an alcoholic enters into a 12-step recovery program like Alcoholics Anonymous, their odds of staying sober greatly increase, but what’s the success rate of these programs when they’re court-mandated? Read on to learn the effectiveness of these programs under varying conditions. Very few alcoholics have an easy time getting sober. In fact, the percentage…
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Alcohol Addiction Recovery When Far From Family and Loved Ones

Alcohol Addiction
Perhaps you live far from family and friends, or you have relocated to receive treatment. Whatever the case, you can be successful with recovery when far from family and friends. Recovering from alcoholism can be a challenging process. After all, an alcohol use disorder is a diagnosable clinical condition that requires treatment. Given the challenges…
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How Remote Alcohol Monitoring Can Be Used to Treat Alcoholism, According to Clinicians

Getting and staying sober is no easy feat and as you’ve likely researched by now, there are a number of things a person can do to achieve it. We examine how remote alcohol monitoring proves to be a profoundly useful tool when it comes to maintaining long-term sobriety from alcoholism. For someone who struggles with…
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Procrastination in Starting Alcohol Abuse Recovery

Alcohol Addiction
Some people find themselves procrastinating when it comes to recovery from alcohol addiction, but holding off on beginning your journey towards sobriety only makes the addiction worse. While there are several reasons for procrastination, there are also ways to overcome it and begin your journey toward sobriety. Most people are guilty of procrastinating from time-to-time.…
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Alcohol Abuse Recovery When Traveling

Alcohol Addiction
It’s commonly believed that adhering to a routine is crucial in recovery, especially in early recovery, but there are times you cannot maintain your routine; for instance, due to business or vacation travel. While travel can make recovery more difficult, there are ways to stay committed to your sobriety when away from home. Recovering from…
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Talking to Your Spouse About His or Her Drinking

Alcohol Addiction
If you suspect your spouse has a drinking problem, you may be wondering how to best address the issue. Read on for our tips to broach this difficult topic. Let’s assume, for all intents and purposes, that your spouse suffers from alcoholism (sometimes referred to as Alcohol Use Disorder or AUD). If such is the…
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How to Start a Recovery Community

Alcohol Addiction
Could a Recovery Community be a viable option to help you or a loved one with alcohol addiction? Learn more about them and how they are beneficial to individuals battling addiction. A recovery community is typically made up of individuals recovering from addiction, as well as their families, loved ones, and addiction treatment professionals. These…
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The Importance of Family in Alcoholism Recovery

Alcohol Addiction
Recovering from alcoholism is challenging for anyone. If your family member is trying to quit drinking, your support is more important than you realize. Recovering from alcoholism is one of the most challenging things a person can do. Alcohol use disorder is a serious, chronic disease that often affects nearly every area of someone’s life.…
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