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New Relationships Can Threaten Sobriety

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So, new relationship can threaten your sobriety, ironic, isn’t it? I had a friend named TJ.  This was back in Albuquerque in the 90’s when I was drinking a lot.  I met TJ just before he started getting clean.  He was the manager of a convenience store I frequented, and we got to talking that […]

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Endorphins: Your Key to a Natural High

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Endorphins are easy to generate. If you ask anyone—a heavy drinker or otherwise—why people drink, the first thing you’ll get is some kind of look like you’re a bit thick.  After that, they’ll tell you about the way it loosens you up and numbs your face and suppresses your problems and leaves you this booze-logged […]

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How Long Does Withdrawal Last?

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This timeline shows that the worst of it is in the first four days. A lot of drinkers are concerned about withdrawal.  I get quite a few questions about it.  A lot of people just don’t know what withdrawals are and they confuse them with a lot of things, such as a general longing or […]

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5 Points I Learned Through Recovery

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What I learned through recovery The gambler can sit in a bar, stroke his beard, and mull over a life of lessons learned.  A sage old teacher can sit down and fill a notebook with observations gleaned in decades working with children.  And a recovered addict also has very specific lessons learned through his recovery.  […]

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How To Ease Depression Next Day After Drinking Alcohol?

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Alcohol depression next day 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, […]

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Recovering Alcoholic Behaviors that Lead to Long Term Sobriety

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Behavioral change is the key to enjoying long-term sobriety. An alcoholic cannot be helped without admitting a problem, booking into a reputable rehab center and staying through the treatment. Those who admit to alcohol addiction and go through rehabilitation come out and the battle they have to face on a day to day basis is […]

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Am I an Alcoholic if I Drink Every Day?

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Am I an Alcoholic if I Drink Every Day? What’s an alcoholic? You’re here because you have an important question.  You drink on a day-to-day basis, and you’re coming to that awful, nagging feeling that you’e an alcoholic.  You don’t know if you need help or not, and, wisely, you don’t want to be in […]

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Can an Alcoholic Drink in Moderation Successfully?

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Can an alcoholic drink in moderation successfully? Will social drinking be OK or will it drag you down? Very few recovered alcoholics live on an uncharted island.  Hanging out with buds or in crowds and being around people who are having a ball drinking poses serious temptation–and serious angst–for the recovered and recovering alcoholics.  This […]

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How to Say No When Offered Alcohol

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It’s tough, isn’t it?  Buddies are key as you deal with your adjustment to sobriety and with depression or anything similar you may be feeling. But however helpful those friends are, some of them are drinkers, and they bring a danger.  No man is an island, though, and the fact is, you’ll get offered some […]

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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 […]