Creating a sobriety toolkit

Happiness comes at a price especially for those who have tasted bitterness for long. The path is full of challenges that test an individual’s grit and determination all through. When a person completes treatment for an addiction, he or she enters the recovery phase. It is during this phase that a sobriety toolkit can help a person to remain on the sober path. The toolkit is nothing but a coping mechanism—comprising resources— one can use during recovery and prevent a relapse. Read more

Tips to tame guilt during alcohol addiction recovery

Once a person enters recovery, he or she is swarmed with a feeling of extreme guilt. During an addiction, one is only concerned about procuring the next drink or dose of drug and in the process, one is least concerned about the harm caused to the self and people connected to them. Addiction is a chronic disease that can affect a person’s health, relationships, finances, job and even home. However, one can do absolutely nothing about the past. Therefore, one must be able to deal with these guilt pangs effectively, so as not to feel so helpless that relapse occurs and one gets into a vicious cycle of addiction and relapse. Read more

Is beer addictive?

Beer is an alcoholic drink that has become synonymous with many activities in the American culture. Besides drinking games on the college campuses revolving around it, it has emerged as a must-have beverage at every sporting event in the country and a go-to beverage on Friday nights and weekends. Read more

Nutritious diet: Paces up recovery from alcohol addiction and overcomes impairments

A healthy and nutritious diet plays a pivotal role in speeding up recovery among patients trying to quit drinking and achieve sobriety. Since excessive drinking decreases the ability of absorption of nutrients and impairs most of the essential body functions, it is more than essential to maintain a healthy diet during recovery. Read more

Nurture may stand taller to nature in determining addiction

According to several neuroscientists, the risk of addiction can be attributed half to genetics and half to environmental factors. Nature (genes, etc.) and nurture (environment, social surroundings etc.), both, can be responsible for triggering addiction in an individual. While the contribution of nature is important, environment and external influences also play an essential role in the development of alcohol addiction, such as exposure to drinking at a very young age, dysfunctional family environment, socioeconomic status, etc. Read more