alcoholism and alcohol abuse

14 08, 2018

Alcohol—The Biggest Drug Threat in America

2019-02-17T18:15:29+00:00August 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Did you know that alcohol is the biggest drug threat in the world? Alcohol—The Biggest Drug Threat in America That’s not an exaggeration, because in sheer numbers, alcohol is the most used, most abused, and deadliest intoxicant – by far. Alcohol is also involved in more crimes and more accidents than any other drug. Look at some of the [...]

4 08, 2018

Life After a DUI: How to Bounce Back

2019-02-17T18:10:29+00:00August 4th, 2018|3 Comments

How can this be happening? I’ve never even been pulled over, and now I’m being arrested for a DUI? We were just supposed to spend a fun night as friends. I didn’t even drink that much. That wasn’t supposed to happen. This is the worst night of my life. This scenario happens more often than you would think. In [...]

1 05, 2018

What We Can Learn from WWE Diva Eva Marie and Her Battle with Alcoholism

2019-01-31T22:50:06+00:00May 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Eva Marie has enjoyed considerable professional success – as a professional wrestler, as a featured “Total Diva” for World Wrestling Entertainment, as a fitness model, and most recently, as an actress. But before she HAD it all, almost LOST it all because of the consequences of her alcohol addiction. In in her own words, Eva Marie says, “I’m an [...]

6 04, 2018

April Is Alcohol Awareness Month 2018 in Washington State

2019-01-31T23:29:47+00:00April 6th, 2018|0 Comments

This April marks the 32nd annual observance of Alcohol Awareness Month in Washington State and throughout the rest of the country. Since 1987, every April is set aside for a month-long series of alcohol awareness events offered at every community level – city, county, state, and national. Locally, churches, schools, colleges, and other organizations within the community will be [...]

24 12, 2017

Dry January – An International Phenomenon

2019-02-15T17:53:58+00:00December 24th, 2017|0 Comments

One Woman Sparks A Global Campaign To Raise Alcohol Awareness In 2011, Emily Robinson decided to give up drinking for the month of January to get prepared for a marathon she was running in February of that same year. Since then, her idea to get sober every first month of the year has turned into a global phenomenon that [...]

4 10, 2017

4 Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal Timelines: How Long Does Each Substance Stay in Your System?

2019-02-15T19:08:31+00:00October 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Both drug and alcohol withdrawal can be difficult, and it’s important to understand the timelines. Every substance leaves the body at a different rate. If you’re planning to stop using drugs or alcohol, you need to know what’s in store for you. It’s wonderful that you’re planning to stop using alcohol or drugs. However, knowing what to expect when [...]

27 07, 2017

31 Signs You’re a Functional Alcoholic

2019-02-15T22:52:33+00:00July 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Being a functional alcoholic carries with it an ability to participate in the activities of everyday life. A family, a job, and a strong network of friends are all common among this type of alcoholism. But don’t be fooled – functional alcoholism can end up being just as dangerous to your health as any other type. What Is Functional Alcoholism? [...]

16 07, 2017

How I Dealt with Knowing I Had Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

2019-02-15T23:19:59+00:00July 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is a devastating disorder. It can affect individuals on a variety of levels and the fact that it’s caused by carelessness and is entirely preventable can be especially infuriating. And I should know – I was born with it. Living with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome It wasn’t until I was much older that my father finally told [...]

5 07, 2017

My AA Experience in Seattle and How It Changed My Life

2019-02-15T23:28:53+00:00July 5th, 2017|0 Comments

As a recovering alcoholic, I know what it’s like to lose control. I’ve been guided by my cravings, given into vice, and flung myself head-first into a life I couldn’t handle without so much as a second thought. Heck, I barely gave anything a second thought. But once I’d hit bottom and lost everything I’d held dear, I knew that [...]

27 06, 2017

Profile of a Functional Alcoholic

2019-02-15T23:32:11+00:00June 27th, 2017|0 Comments

“I would rather go through life sober, believing I am an alcoholic, than go through life drunk, trying to convince myself that I am not.” ~ Anonymous Creating an accurate profile of a functional alcoholic is easier said than done for two reasons. First, it can be very difficult to identify high-functioning alcoholics. The truth is, functioning alcoholics are very [...]