True Love With A Bottle of Wine

People celebrating Valentine’s Day frequently find themselves with flowers (to give or receive), chocolate, and a romantic candlelit dinner with a glass of wine. But what if that single glass of wine turns into several glasses? And then the several glasses turn into a whole bottle? The entire bottle is gone now!  It can be […]

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Avoiding DUI’s for the Holiday

What is driving under the influence?  According to the CDC, driving under the influence is when someone with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or higher gets behind the wheel. When the state considers a person or driver impaired, it means that operating heavy machinery or driving is against the law. One in three traffic deaths are caused […]

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Recovery During the Holidays

There is no holiday party so vital that you should risk your sobriety. Contrary to popular belief, the holidays do not have to revolve around alcohol, and no matter where you are in your recovery journey, honoring your recovery during the holiday season should be your priority. The holidays might remind you of past trauma, […]

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What are the Signs of an Alcoholic?

What are the Signs of an Alcoholic? Drinking alcohol is so much a part of American culture that it can be hard to define when someone has crossed over from occasional heavy drinking to an alcohol use disorder. Most people who drink alcohol have experienced at least one issue from drinking heavily. It comes with […]

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All About Blood Alcohol Levels

All About Blood Alcohol Levels What are blood alcohol levels? Blood Alcohol Concentration, also referred to as Blood Alcohol Content (BAC), is the metric used to measure the percent of alcohol in an individual’s bloodstream. Different blood alcohol levels are assigned varying levels of risk and determine the legality of an individual performing tasks like […]

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What is Alcohol Poisoning?

What is Alcohol Poisoning? Alcohol poisoning is a serious – and sometimes fatal – consequence of drinking too much alcohol too quickly. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism estimates that 88,000 individuals die from alcohol-related causes annually, making alcohol the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Causes of Alcohol […]

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Preparing for the Holidays While in Recovery

Preparing for the Holidays While in Recovery The holiday season is quickly approaching – and despite being billed the most wonderful time of year, it can also be the most stressful. That is why preparing for the holidays while in recovery is extremely important. Harvard Medical School cites main sources of holiday stress as “financial […]

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Halloween Parties and Alcohol Abuse

Halloween Parties and Alcohol Abuse For anybody in recovery, especially in early recovery, Halloween can be scary for many reasons – and it’s not just the ghouls and goblins. It can be a very triggering holiday for many people. Halloween parties and alcohol abuse often go hand-in-hand, so even though October has just begun, it’s […]

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