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Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Relationship With Alcohol

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Ever wondered if your relationship with alcohol is healthy? You’re not alone. In a culture where alcohol use is so widespread, it can be important to touch base with ourselves from time to time. Each of us may occasionally notice we’ve begun drinking more than we intend, or that we are using alcohol in ways […]

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day While In Recovery: Fun Activities and Helpful Tips

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For many, St. Patrick’s Day is a fun and festive occasion. Originally intended as an observation of the death of Ireland’s patron saint, it has become a celebration of Irish culture complete with food, music, dancing, and green as far as the eye can see. With the average person consuming 4.2 alcoholic drinks on St. […]

How to Deal with Hangxiety (Hangover Anxiety)

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If you’ve ever had a long night of drinking, you’ve likely experienced the physical effects of a hangover. These might include a pounding headache, nausea, feeling tired and weak, sensitivity to light, sweating, and a pressing need to drink water. But for many people, the symptoms of a hangover don’t stop there. The headache and […]

How to Stop Alcohol Cravings: From Mindfulness to Medication

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One of the most common misconceptions around alcoholism is that it’s a choice, and that a person could simply “just stop.” While there are some cases of people who quit once and never drink again, for most individuals things are much more complicated. And one of the biggest reasons is alcohol cravings. Cravings for alcohol […]

Can Ketamine Help You Drink Less Alcohol?

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More than 14 million Americans suffer from alcohol use disorder (AUD)—and millions of others drink more than they’d like to. But with less than eight percent receiving treatment each year, and only a fraction of those individuals remaining abstinent long-term, it’s clear that more options are needed. New research suggests that the drug ketamine may […]

Dry January Benefits: Should You Participate?

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The transition from one year to another can mean more than just the flip of a calendar page. For many, it’s a chance for a fresh start—an opportunity to establish new habits, or begin a healthier lifestyle. Whether you’re experiencing that post-holiday drinking fatigue, or you’ve been meaning to cut back in general, Dry January […]

How to Navigate the Holidays Sober, With Humor

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No matter how long it’s been since you’ve had a drink, the holidays bring a special kind of pressure. Tipsy relatives asking you questions you don’t want to answer. Friends hosting booze-fueled New Year’s Eve events. Those same 10 Christmas tunes. It’s no wonder this is a season many newly sober people dread as much […]

17 Fun Holiday Activities That Don’t Involve Drinking

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If you’d like to stay sober, or drink less this holiday season, you’re not alone. Many of us feel that alcohol plays a bigger role in the festivities than we’d like. Often, we feel the consequences once the merriment subsides—maybe we’ve packed on a few pounds, or we feel foggy and have low energy when […]

25 Recovery Quotes to Keep You Moving Forward

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Recovering from alcohol addiction can feel intimidating. Sometimes, a boost of encouragement, or a reminder that you’re not alone, can make all the difference. Below, we’ve collected some of our favorite recovery quotes. First, you’ll find some inspirational wisdom for when the path seems steep. Second, you’ll see some testimony from celebrities who have battled […]

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