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How Long Does Alcohol Withdrawal Last?

You may be wondering, “how long does alcohol withdrawal last?”. The best answer is: it depends. Everyone’s body and situation are different, which is why the duration of alcohol withdrawal also varies. For example, heavy drinkers who’ve been drinking for the better part of a decade will take longer to detox than those who’ve been doing so for a couple of months. Read on to find out what to expect (depending on your situation) and…

10 Fun and Sober Things To Do For Halloween

I was in a store the other day and I noticed that Halloween costumes were already put out on the shelf. In full disclosure, as a kid, Halloween was always one of my favorite holidays, behind Christmas of course, and so seeing the costumes brought back fond memories of walking through the cool October night, going door to door to get as much candy as my pillow case could handle. This year will be the…

How to Find the Best Addiction Recovery Resources

If someone you love is struggling with drug or alcohol abuse, you’ve probably spent a good deal of time researching treatment options and looking for information on addiction recovery resources. Finding the right treatment and recovery programs for your loved one’s individual needs can be a difficult task; however, many addiction recovery resources are available to help you through the process. Understanding Addiction Recovery According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA),…

10 Substance Addiction News Stories You Missed This Week

Dave Franco and Abby Jacobson star in new Netflix original, a father broadcasts telling his son his mother died of heroin overdose, and Obama talks the heroin epidemic with Macklemore for “Prescription for Change: Ending America’s Opioid Crisis” all in this week’s roundup of substance addiction news stories. 1. A new study has found that the risk for alcoholism is associated with impulsivity or what is referred to as “sensation seeking” in adolescents. 2. Yet…

How to Stay Sober (And Still Have Fun) This Halloween

Halloween marks the first of many Fall-Winter holidays that are socially centered around drinking. While a lot of Americans will say otherwise, we think that the holiday can be so much more than an excuse to dress up and get wasted. There are so many ways that you can still have fun without drinking being the main draw. Here are just a few ideas to inspire you this Halloween season. How to lose the booze this…

Substance Abuse Vs Drug Addiction: How to Tell the Difference

Most people use the terms substance abuse and drug addiction interchangeably. Although both can adversely affect your life, they are not synonymous. Drug abuse, also called substance abuse or chemical abuse, is a disorder that is characterized by a destructive pattern of using any substance, including alcohol, that leads to significant problems or distress. Those who abuse drugs and alcohol still have control over their lives. Drug addiction, also called substance dependence or chemical dependency,…

10 Addiction Recovery Links We Loved This Week

The “Snapple Lady” reveals battle with cocaine addiction, Mental Illness Awareness Week, and reasons why being sober is totally the new black all in this week’s addiction recovery weekly roundup. 1. Wendy Kaufman, better known as “The Snapple Lady” opened up this week on “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” about her struggle with cocaine addiction. She said her position with the company became so much more than a job – it became her lifeline to staying…

4 People Share Their Best Addiction Recovery Advice

In order to continue my sobriety I have had to find ways to motivate myself, even when I don’t feel like doing any of the things that I have to. – Rose Lockinger Rose Lockinger Guest Blogger for Recoveryas.com Staying motivated has really become the name of the game for me now that I have been sober for a little while. Or as a friend put it staying sober long-term is really a battle against…

Effects of Substance Abuse on Your Mind, Body, and Spirit

Substance abuse can ruin your life. You get it. But, are you aware of what it does to your body? Drugs are chemicals, and depending on their structure, can affect your body in different ways. Some drugs can permanently change your body–long after you’ve stopped taking them. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) points out that drug addiction is a brain disease. Drugs affect your gene expression and brain circuitry. This change affects your ability…

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