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Author Archives: Melissa Richter

Can An Alcoholic Become A Social Drinker?

One of the most common questions people who try to quit drinking ask is whether they have to stop forever. Can they learn how to drink in moderation? Can they learn to become social drinkers? The answer is much more complex than the question would suggest. With recent global statistics reporting 2.8 million premature deaths …

The Important Role That Relapse Plays In Recovery

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Alcohol and drugs currently and historically have played a crucial role in the lives of both individuals and societies when it comes to bonding and “social engagement”. Whether it’s coming of age rituals, religious ceremonies, weddings, funerals, or a host of other occasions or holidays, alcohol and/or drugs are always seemingly omnipresent.  That is one …

Discover The Powerful Link Between Exercise & Sobriety

This is the powerful link between exercise and sobriety

Most people understand the importance of staying away from drugs and alcohol when you are trying to maintain your sobriety, yet there is a lot more that goes into it than just abstinence. Recent research has suggested that incorporating exercise into your routine has powerful and positive effects whether you are in rehab, or have …

11 Ways To Survive The Holidays With Your Sobriety In Tact

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The holiday season is in full swing; and while many of us look forward to it, this can be a minefield of stress and anxiety for those in recovery. It’s the time of year where you gather with family and friends, attend parties and navigate a world of temptation when it comes to saying “no” …

Why The “Sobriety” Trend Is A Powerful Cultural Shift

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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 …

6 Ways To Spot A Functional Alcoholic

Are You a problem drinker

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 …