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Category: Alcohol

How to Handle Depression After Quitting Drinking

When you quit drinking, you suffer some changing emotions and even lingering depression as your body adjusts to sobriety. However, depression after quitting drinking is temporary. You shouldn’t let it alter your pursuit of quality of life in early recovery. After all, enjoying your life sober is how your brain adapts to normal functioning again and starts producing more of your natural feel-good chemicals. What Is the “Dry Drunk” Syndrome? The term “dry drunk” is not a legitimate diagnosis. However, when you suffer depression and other ill emotions after new sobriety, you hear people saying these words. So what does ... Read more

Recognizing National Impaired Driving Prevention Month 2018

Driving while impaired is never a good idea. Despite this, people all over the country risk their lives every year when they drive after drinking or using drugs. That’s why the United States observes National Impaired Driving Prevention Month 2018. This campaign raises awareness of this issue and enforces the idea that you shouldn’t drive while impaired. National Impaired Driving Prevention Month 2018 Every December, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the U.S. Department of Health promote impaired driving awareness. The National Association of Drug Court Professionals says that December is the best month to recognize this month-long event. ... Read more

How to Help an Alcoholic

In the United States, millions of people struggle with alcohol addiction. Unfortunately, few of them seek the help that they need to retake control over their lives. One reason is that people with addiction don’t want to stop. Because of that, many people want to know how to help an alcoholic. Learn How to Help An Alcoholic With Education If people want to help those who struggle with alcohol addiction, they need to learn more about the disease. That’s right; addiction is a mental disease rather than a lifestyle choice. Learning more about it makes it easier for people to ... Read more

5 Telltale Signs of Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol is common in today‚Äôs society and many people use it to socialize or relax. Because it’s a legal substance, problems with its use go undetected more easily than those of illicit drugs. It’s for this reason that recognizing when your loved one has a problem with alcohol can be so difficult. Let’s try to clear things up by examining some specific signs of alcohol addiction. About Alcohol Addiction First, we should define what is meant by alcohol addiction. Some drinking may simply be problematic, but it can still lead to a full-blown addiction. So it’s important to be aware ... Read more