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Why Are People Paying Top Dollar for Alcohol-Free Beverages?

March 7, 2022 | Kerry Nenn

Thirty years ago, most restaurants didn’t offer vegetarian options. Fifteen years ago, gluten-free menus were rare. In a few years, a full menu of  alcohol-free beverages might be standard for bars. What’s going on with this latest trend? Sales of Alcohol-Free Beverages Explode The “mocktail”/non-alcoholic  and alcohol-free  beverages that some people labeled a passing fad…

The Need for Liver Transplants Skyrockets During Pandemic

March 4, 2022 | Lauren Sawyer

David noted how his drinking during the pandemic increased quickly. “I recall just having a few beers after work on a Friday night, but that quickly became four or five beers, and then always picking up beers on the way home. Before long, I was drinking all weekend,” he explained. The drinking also affected his…

Why is Alcohol Dangerous in Pregnancy?

March 3, 2022 | Natalie Baker

If you’ve ever been pregnant, chances are you’ve been told by someone at some point that drinking alcohol during pregnancy is dangerous. But why is this? According to numerous health organizations, alcohol can cause serious health problems to a child in the womb. This is because when a pregnant woman consumes an alcoholic beverage, the…

7 Stressful Ways a DUI Impacted My Life

February 23, 2022 | Natalie Baker

Getting charged with Driving Under the Influence – or DUI – can impact your life in more ways than you could ever realize. Trust me, I found out the hard way. When I was younger, I was vaguely aware of the consequences for getting behind the wheel after drinking too much. Losing your driver’s license…

Setting Boundaries: 7 Ways to Talk About Triggers

February 23, 2022 | Susanne Reed, PhD

A trigger is an external or internal stimulus that prompts a response or reaction. An external stimulus can be people, places, or things, like conversations about alcohol—basically, anything that comes from outside of you. Internal triggers are often emotions, thoughts, or senses that remind you of alcohol or using alcohol to cope with unwanted feelings…

AA Rules: Seeing Someone Outside of a Meeting

February 16, 2022 | Lauren McGrew-Hitzhusen

When you start attending Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings, it can be a very intimidating experience. You may not know anyone there, and you might not even know if you want to be there. Fortunately, this tends to change pretty quickly. Once you attend some of the same meetings, you will start to see some of…

Reducing Triggers in Alcohol Addiction Recovery

January 25, 2022 | Autumn Jerumbo

In alcohol addiction recovery, you will identify people, places, situations, and things that generate a desire to consume alcohol. You may experience an urge to consume alcohol when you are reminded of times you used to in the past because your brain associates those people, places, and situations with drinking. These experiences are known as…

5 Recovery Milestones You Should Definitely Celebrate

January 25, 2022 | Natalie Baker

Let’s face it: Sobriety isn’t easy, which is why all the recovery milestones you reach are worth celebrating. Celebrating successes – no matter what size – are important for several reasons. First, these milestones or successes serve as a reward and reminder of our determination to stay clean. In addition, they reinforce all that we’ve…

Why is Alcohol Finding Its Way into Our Streams and Waterways?

January 24, 2022 | Kerry Nenn

Alcohol in our streams? It’s more likely than you think. Imagine hiking along on the beautiful island of Oahu and suddenly your nose encounters a powerful aroma. But it’s not the enticing fragrance of tropical plants, exotic flowers, or the distinct smell of ocean life. No—it’s something far less expected. It’s the pungent odor of…

A Social Effect of Alcoholism: Isolation

January 17, 2022 | Jordana White

It’s important to recognize the social effect of alcoholism—or how being isolated affects alcohol misuse—as that factor may impact your road to recovery as you navigate the 12 Steps of AA. Your social connections may be a strong influence for developing alcohol use disorder (AUD), and on the other end of the spectrum, your ability…

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