Latest Blogs on Alcoholism & Alcohol Addiction: Recovery Connection



The Process of Alcohol Rehab: A Guide Through Addiction Treatment
November 29, 2016

The Process of Alcohol Rehab: A Guide Through Addiction Treatment Going into alcohol rehab is not a “one and done” process. Recovery is a lifelong pursuit that requires dedication and commitment to a better life through sobriety. In the beginning, you’ll focus on detox and rehab. However, when you go into aftercare or independent recovery…

How to Stop Drinking: Taking a First Step Toward Long-Term Sobriety
October 17, 2016

How to Stop Drinking: Taking a First Step Toward Long-Term Sobriety Alcoholism is a serious illness that’s difficult to overcome. Knowing how to stop drinking isn’t always obvious, and it’s not as simple as just deciding to stop. Learn how to stop drinking once and for all, and discover the first steps to take when…

How the Detox from Alcohol Process Works
October 10, 2016

How the Detox from Alcohol Process Works Beginning the journey to sobriety means ceasing all alcohol consumption and going through what’s known as a detox. This is an important step on the road to recovery. Without a detox from alcohol, patients won’t be physically, emotionally or mentally ready to make the most of rehab. Learn…

A Typical Day for Patients at Drug Recovery Centers
October 3, 2016

A Typical Day for Patients at Drug Recovery Centers Many prospective patients eager to begin their journey to sobriety worry about what drug rehab will be like. While drug recovery centers can vary, they usually revolve around structure. This helps patients develop new and healthier routines for life. By taking a look at a typical…

Exploring Your Local Alcohol Recovery Center
September 30, 2016

Exploring Your Local Alcohol Recovery Center Have you or a loved one fallen victim to an alcohol addiction? Has your addiction started to affect your personal and professional life? If so, you could benefit from the professional services of an alcohol recovery center. Alcoholism is a dangerous problem for many Americans. In fact, alcohol is…

Casual Drinking vs. Addiction: When to Seek Alcohol Help
September 23, 2016

Casual Drinking vs. Addiction: When to Seek Alcohol Help For many people, enjoying an occasional drink (or a few) is no big deal. When an individual is habitually unable to control the amount they drink or how frequently they partake, it’s likely they’re suffering from alcohol addiction and need alcohol help. Alcoholism can be identified…

Don’t Let Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms Keep You From Seeking Help
September 2, 2016

Don’t Let Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms Keep You From Seeking Help Those who struggle with alcohol addiction often have trouble seeking the help they need to quit drinking and enter recovery. There are a few reasons for this. For example, many of those struggling with alcohol often feel ashamed of their disease. Even though there’s absolutely…

Why not check out that AA meeting?
May 23, 2016

Why not check out that AA meeting? The longer I’m sober the more I realize that not a lot of people get sober via AA nor do they stay “in” the program after getting sober, and so I sometimes take on the AA spokesmodel persona and comment to someone, “Why not check out an AA…

The Art of Alcoholism
April 18, 2016

The Art of Alcoholism My friend Tall Girl and I were having an email conversation. She had just come back from New York and she was telling me about going to MOMA and seeing “her favorite Jackson Pollack” on display.I said, “People have favorite Pollocks? All those paint splotches just look the same to me.…

The Harrowing Prevalence of Doctors Overprescribing Opiates
April 15, 2016

The Harrowing Prevalence of Doctors Overprescribing Opiates Are doctors in the US really overprescribing opiates? This question has been getting more attention as the spotlight on opiate addiction has widened from its focus on street heroin. There are many factors that have contributed to prescription opiates occupying more medicine cabinet space in the US, and…