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25 Tips For Staying Sober

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This post will give you a nice handy reference to many tips for not just getting sober, but for staying sober. This distills the wealth of information on this blog—not all of it—but some of the basic ideas having to do with remaining sober for the long haul. 1. Motivate yourself every day It’s hard to think about your alcoholism, but it’s essential to give yourself a little reminder every single day. I’ve written, before, about various ways of remaining positive, and of gearing up for a good … [Read more...]

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Should You Go Into Rehab For Depression

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Is Rehab for Depression? I’ve spent a lot of time writing about rehab, about various types of programs for getting past alcoholism.  But what about depression?  You know people who take Zoloft, Prozac, etc. for depression; and those who see a therapist for it.  You may also be aware of inpatient programs—rehab—for very severe depression. Let’s take a look at circumstances in which rehab may be the best option for depression, and what would happen from there. First, we should look at some … [Read more...]

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Why I Feel Depressed After Drinking And How To Ease Depression?

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Feeling depressed after drinking is one of the most common problems occurring in case of addiction, predisposing the person in question to several other mental issues, such as anxiety. Easing depression after drinking is easier than you might think. OK, you've heard that joke about feeling hungry after eating Chinese food.  It's funny, because in the last few years I've bought all sorts of Chinese recipe books (you can find my preferred one here!), so I know how to make some kung pao and lo … [Read more...]

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6 Best Ways To Stop Drinking Alcohol On Your Own

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Ever wonder how to stop drinking alcohol on your own? This post is for a drinker who wants to quit. What I mean is, it's not exactly for a capital-A alcoholic who is in desperate need of rehab. It's for someone who is ready to quit on his or her own. It is important that you clearly identify and note the reason(s) behind your desire and ultimate decision to stop drinking alcohol. These reasons may range from medical, social, health, marital or financial.  Yet, there's also that intuitive gut … [Read more...]