Author Archives: Melissa Richter

find out the sobriety trend

Why The “Sobriety” Trend Is A Powerful Cultural Shift

Get ready, because there is an exciting global trend called the “sober curious movement” that is changing the dialogue around sobriety. Yet it is not what you think or who you expect that is spearheading it.  Incredibly, it is not the “old establishment” like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), or the usual suspects in the recovery world …

Are You a problem drinker

6 Ways To Spot A Functional Alcoholic

Alcoholism is no joke, but it can be more difficult than you think to determine when you have crossed the line from “party animal” to a “problem drinker”. Those with HFA (High Functioning Alcoholic/Alcoholism) have an innate ability to hide in “plain sight” and this has quickly become the new buzzword for heavy drinkers. Here …

Are you denying addiction

How To Tell If You’re In Denial About Addiction

Casually saying that someone is “in denial” may be part of the modern vernacular, but it can have serious ramifications for those suffering from an addiction. Although most people have a working definition for the word, Psychology Today refers to denial as “The cardinal symptom of addiction”. They define it as someone who refuses to …

Get Help For Addiction With The 5 Stages Of Recovery

Admitting that you have a substance abuse problem and then asking for help is one of the most courageous things that you may ever do in life. Substance abuse is an acute problem that has ramifications that not only affect the individual but also seriously impacts families, communities, and societies as a whole. According to …

8 Ways To Know If Your An Addict

8 Signs of Addiction That You Should Be Aware Of

How often have you heard someone say they are “addicted” to something? It’s not that unusual for people to claim that they have a shoe obsession or state that they are addicted to love or ice cream, but a serious addiction can have negative effects that can impact your life for years to come. The …