Tag: alcohol

Avoid These Gifts for a Recovering Alcoholic! Okay, this should be obvious and I shouldn’t have to say it, but I do. This list does not apply to all alcoholics. This list is not based on any scientific fact. It’s based on my life and my experiences. These are my best teachers and have helped

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Does Drug Addiction Recovery Require God? So here is the thing. I just wrote a post giving atheists tips for recovery. So you might be suspecting that I, in fact, don’t believe that God needs to be involved in drug addiction recovery. Well, you would be wrong. I’ve just learned not to fight with atheists.

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Dustin Johnson’s Drug Abuse Highlights Cocaine and Alcohol American professional golfer Dustin Johnson just won the 116th U.S. Open, but it hasn’t always been smooth sailing for him, especially not when it comes to his personal life. Johnson tested positive for marijuana, cocaine and alcohol three times in his pro golfing career and was suspended once

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Alcohol Rehab in Florida Was My Best Move In 2013 I made the decision to go to alcohol rehab in Florida. It wasn’t overnight, and it definitely wasn’t easy. It took a few rounds of detox in my home state of Ohio and a lot of coaxing and begging from friends and family to finally

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Ex-NBA Player Talks About His Drug Addiction Ex-Boston Celtics player Chris Herren recently spoke to an audience at The John Carroll School in Bel Air, Maryland about his personal struggle with drug addiction and his recovery. He brought to light the fact that anyone can fall victim to addiction, even the most prominent and promising

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Mixing Xanax and Alcohol When Brittney was a sophomore in college, she experienced anxiety for the first time. After visiting multiple doctors to rule out other causes of her ill-feelings, her family doctor determined anxiety was the cause and sent her back to school with a script for Xanax. It wasn’t long before Brittney and her

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A Deadly Combination After Whitney Houston was found dead in a bathtub in 2012 from an apparent alcohol and Xanax-related overdose, the very real threat of mixing benzodiazepines with booze reemerged as a hot topic of conversation. Drug-related overdose has become the leading cause of accidental death nationwide, with death rates increasing by nearly 200%

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Relapse Isn’t the End of the World! There’s a saying in the rooms of recovery that goes a little something like “relapse is a part of recovery.” While I don’t love this saying – it oversimplifies the problem and solution – it’s often true. Take it from me, a chronic relapser, that relapsing on drugs

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What Happens When You Drink? Alcohol is a neurotoxin. It destroys brain tissue and can cause seriously damaging long-term effects. That much is common knowledge. What isn’t so well understood, though, is how alcohol does these things. That is to say, what makes alcohol such a potent and dangerous chemical? How does it change the

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How Does Alcohol Affect the Body? Well, how does alcohol affect the body? We all know the obvious physical effects of alcohol, things like slurred speech and nausea, but what about the more subtle ones? First and foremost, any discussion about the physical effects of alcohol needs to make something very clear – alcohol is

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