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3 Challenges of Being a High-Bottom Alcoholic

3 Challenges of Being a High-Bottom Alcoholic

Like most high-bottom alcohol abusers, when I was drinking, I didn’t scream “alcoholic.” I held a steady job, did well in classes, played a sport, was involved in the college newspaper, and had a good number of friends. I managed to balance and do well in all these...
5 Ways Alcoholism Affects Your Loved Ones

5 Ways Alcoholism Affects Your Loved Ones

Addiction – the dreaded word. In a world where binge drinking, drug use, and eating disorders are on the rise, it is all too likely we know someone in our immediate lives who is either suffering from an addiction or in recovery from one. It is easy to assume that...
5 Reasons Why Life is Better Sober

5 Reasons Why Life is Better Sober

Let’s face it; sobriety gets a bad rap. People don’t often choose sobriety, or if they do, they’re not very excited about it at first. Many people are forced into sobriety, or they try it because they feel like they are all out of options. However, the truth is that...
5 Ways to Be an Ally to a Loved One in Recovery

5 Ways to Be an Ally to a Loved One in Recovery

As someone who has been sober for four years, I can honestly say that the support of people who love me has made all the difference in my recovery. Without their love and understanding, I’m not sure I would still be sober today. Being an ally to someone in recovery...
5 Warning Signs Your Drinking Could Be a Problem

5 Warning Signs Your Drinking Could Be a Problem

Many people who develop drinking problems over time do so because they ignore the obvious warning signs. If they do acknowledge those signs, they choose to keep drinking in spite of them. I know because I was one of these people. Though I only drank for two years,...
5 Reasons Recovery Is a Lifelong Process

5 Reasons Recovery Is a Lifelong Process

Many people who get sober need help to do so; no one should have to do it alone. I am grateful treatment programs exist, because without them there are many people who would not be alive, thriving in recovery. However, there is a common misconception that recovery is...
7 Alternatives to Drinking on a Friday Night

7 Alternatives to Drinking on a Friday Night

When you’re used to drinking and partying, you live for the weekends. You count down the days until Friday, when it’s socially acceptable to plan a night of “fun,” that includes endless drinks and debauchery. When you get sober, Friday night can become sad, something...
5 Unexpected Ways Alcohol Is Bad for Your Health

5 Unexpected Ways Alcohol Is Bad for Your Health

  If you follow the news, or even just surf the Internet, you’ve probably seen mixed messages about alcohol use. One day, you hear that red wine is full of antioxidants and good for the heart. The next day, you read that alcohol is the direct cause of 7 forms of...