How To Navigate Sobriety With a Family Who Likes to Drink
Similar to heart disease or diabetes, alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a genetically distinguished condition. These genetic markers create a greater sensitivity to intoxication, increased tolerance, and alcohol-related organ damage. Often the environment plays little to no role in the onset of AUD. For example, a…
5 Lesser Known Facts About Drugs and Alcohol
March 20th through the 26th is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW), an annual, week-long event that began in 2010 to help spread awareness about drugs and alcohol. Participants share the dangers of drugs and alcohol, and how addiction to these substances impacts the…
How Can I Stay Sober When I Live in a Party Town?
When you’re sober, feeling like there is pressure to party in the place you live can create a stressful environment. Even if it seems like you have to drink if you live in a party town and that “everyone is doing it,” there are always…
This is How Dry January Can Kickstart Your Sobriety Journey
Over the past few years, there’s been lots of talk about the potential benefits of a Dry January. Whether you want to improve your sleep, regulate your blood sugar, or need to save back up some of the money you spent on gifts, giving Dry…
How Can I Support My Loved One as They Transition Into Sober Living?
As a family member or friend of a person transitioning into sober living, you might feel a range of emotions. You might be confused, frustrated, or angry. If you feel overwhelmed and unsure of how to support this person, you aren’t alone. If they are…
What is the Difference Between Sober Living and Rehab?
If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, you might be wondering if you should try a sober living or rehabilitation facility. These two options have a lot in common: they both aim to provide a supportive environment for recovery and help residents…
How to Stay Sober While Living with Someone Who’s Still an Addict
Addiction is a very serious problem and is a complicated disease to overcome. Even the most dedicated and well-intentioned patients can find it hard to stay sober – especially if they are in a vulnerable situation like living with someone who is still participating in…
Tapering Off to Sobriety: How Much Cutback is Too Much Too Soon?
Overcoming alcoholism is an experience like no other. It is the most challenging and courageous journey you will ever undertake. But it is a journey worth it for the hundreds of thousands of people who are alive today because of it. However, achieving sobriety is…
Why Living a Sober Lifestyle Isn’t Just About Abstaining from Substance Abuse
Many addicts have heard that living a sober lifestyle means abstinence from alcohol and drugs. While this is true, living a sober lifestyle isn’t simply about abstaining from substance abuse. It’s about living a healthier, happier, and more productive life. Abstinence vs. Sobriety: Two Very…
Mental Wellness Month: How Participating in Dry January Affects Your Overall Mental Health
It is January, which means you have made it to a new year. This is a celebration in and of itself, and with the new year, there are new resolutions, or maybe even past resolutions that you would like to try to achieve again. If…
Author – Chris Howard
Chris Howard is the Founder and Director of Ethos Recovery. He has a B.A. in Psychology from UCLA and has served as a community advocate/mentor for men and women in recovery since 2010.
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