Rebuilding Trust in the Recovery Process

One of the most significant losses an active alcoholic can experience is the trust of loved ones. Follow these pointers to help someone suffering from alcoholism rebuild trust during the recovery process. It’s not uncommon for individuals who suffer from alcoholism or who drink excessively to create a significant amount of wreckage in their lives,…
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how to recommit to sobriety after a relapse

Recommitting After a Relapse

Relapse is a normal part of the recovery process from alcohol addiction, and a relapse certainly does not mean you have failed. Get our tips for recommitting to sobriety after a relapse. Relapsing after a period of sobriety from alcohol can be discouraging, especially if you had an extended period of abstinence before your relapse.…
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The Rules of Recovery

The Rules of Recovery for Alcoholism

In order to be successful in treatment for an alcohol use disorder, it is important to follow some established rules of recovery. These rules can reduce the risk of relapse and make your journey toward an alcohol-free lifestyle more attainable. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), alcoholism, which professionals diagnose…
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The Biology Behind Alcohol Abuse

The Biology Behind Alcohol Abuse

Some people associate alcohol abuse with poor personal choices. However, the reality is much more complex. The fact is that problems with alcohol stem from a number of factors such as social influences, environment, and genetics. For example, a person is more likely to develop problems with alcohol if they’re raised by parents who abuse…
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Using BACtrack View to Monitor a Loved One's Alcohol Level with Empathy

Using BACtrack View to Monitor a Loved One’s Alcohol Level with Empathy

Alcohol dependence does not occur overnight. People with alcohol problems have developed issues over several months or years, sometimes even decades. So it’s not realistic to expect these problems to be resolved immediately. Recovery from alcohol abuse is a gradual, sometimes painstaking, process, but if you have a loved one suffering from alcohol dependence, you…
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