getting help for alcohol addiction

4 08, 2018

Life After a DUI: How to Bounce Back

2018-11-26T16:15:04+00:00August 4th, 2018|1 Comment

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 09, 2017

How Drunk Driving Accidents Effect Those Involved: Physically, Psychologically and Emotionally

2017-10-13T20:10:30+00:00September 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Most people probably think that only those who have a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08%, which is the legal BAC content limit set by all 50 states for driving under the influence (DUI), are likely to be intoxicated enough to cause a drunk driving accident. The truth is, any amount of alcohol in a person’s system can hamper his [...]

5 07, 2017

My AA Experience in Seattle and How It Changed My Life

2017-06-28T15:27:19+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 [...]

27 06, 2017

Profile of a Functional Alcoholic

2017-05-30T17:54:49+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 [...]

13 06, 2017

Does Culture Influence Alcoholism and Addiction Rates?

2017-05-30T17:18:14+00:00June 13th, 2017|0 Comments

You have likely heard the phrase, “Alcoholism runs in families.” When you find out someone is an alcoholic or a drug addict, usually the first people you look at are their parents. What are their parents like? Did their parents influence their finding a solution in drugs and alcohol? On many occasions, you find the children of parents who are [...]

9 06, 2017

The Stages of Alcoholism Explained

2018-11-29T16:31:03+00:00June 9th, 2017|0 Comments

“Because alcohol is encouraged by our culture, we get the idea that it isn’t dangerous. However, alcohol is the most potent and most toxic of the legal psychoactive drugs.” ~ Beverly A. Potter & Sebastian Orfali The Stages of Alcoholism Explained In this post, we turn to a topic that is not often covered: explaining the various stages of [...]

15 03, 2017

How Alcohol Affects the Brain

2018-11-28T17:56:13+00:00March 15th, 2017|0 Comments

How does alcohol affect the brain? This is a great question that you probably don’t know the answer to. You know that when you drink too much, you end up getting drunk, but why? What is it that it does in the brain that causes this to happen? It’s important to know the effects of alcohol on the brain, [...]

8 01, 2017

How Strong is the Connection Between Genes and Alcoholism?

2017-04-13T18:02:02+00:00January 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Alcohol is one of the most dangerous drugs available due to its legality and ease of availability. A study from the World Health Organization revealed that more than 3 million people die from alcohol-related deaths every year. With the amount of yearly deaths almost equivalent to the population of Connecticut, the necessity of research on alcohol dependence and alcoholism is [...]

21 10, 2016

100 Ways Addiction Is Probably Ruining Your Life

2017-04-13T18:02:12+00:00October 21st, 2016|6 Comments

Most people don't give a second thought to alcohol and drug use. If they do, they are more than likely to think that it's "no big deal" and not really think of the harm that they're doing – to themselves, their family, and the rest of society. Let's take a look at the ways addiction can ruin your life: Addiction [...]

16 10, 2016

How to Find the Best Inpatient Drug Rehab near Seattle, WA

2017-04-13T18:02:13+00:00October 16th, 2016|5 Comments

“…blaming the afflicted for their condition has led to decades of flawed treatment and policy. But the evidence clearly proves that addicts aren't morally bereft or weak-willed. They're ill." ~David Sheff, Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America's Greatest Tragedy When you live in the Seattle, Washington, area and need professional help for an addiction to illicit or prescription drugs, there [...]