Signs Your Loved One is a High-Functioning Alcoholic

Signs Your Loved One is a High-Functioning Alcoholic

When you think of an “alcoholic”, you more than likely imagine a stereotypical depiction. They may be homeless, disheveled, and unable to care for themselves. They are the definition of “rock bottom”. Rarely, if ever, does the word “alcoholic” capture the...
Alcohol-Induced Blackouts

Alcohol-Induced Blackouts

Blackouts were once associated with alcoholism but can happen when a person drinks a lot of alcohol too fast. Blackouts can cause long-term damage. High levels of alcohol impair the part of the brain that forms new memories. A blackout is characterized by amnesia...
Healthy Activities in Recovery

Healthy Activities in Recovery

A significant amount of time in addiction treatment is spent on helping a person achieve and maintain sobriety, but recovery is more than just abstaining from substance abuse. In order to successfully manage sobriety moving forward, clients must learn how to cope with...
Planning an Intervention for Your Loved One

Planning an Intervention for Your Loved One

Addiction is very complex and harmful to a person who suffers from it. Addiction affects all aspects of his or her life. It destroys relationships and creates distance among family members and loved ones. Planning an intervention helps open the door to communication...
Setting Boundaries for Your Loved One in Recovery

Setting Boundaries for Your Loved One in Recovery

When a person struggles with substance abuse, their addiction can impact everyone around them. It can dramatically change the dynamics of relationships and put loved ones in precarious situations. Because of the damage addiction can cause, setting limits or boundaries...

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