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5 Useful Tips to Conquer The Holidays Without Alcohol

It is possible to enjoy the holidays without alcohol.  Great info inspired by our friends at Soberlink

The holiday season celebrations often include alcohol, which can be a huge challenge for those who are in recovery. Parties and gatherings can be particularly difficult, especially if family dynamics are involved which can increase the urge to drink.

But experts say that with some planning and self-care, it is possible to maintain your sobriety and enjoy the holidays alcohol-free: Read more

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Alcohol Abuse vs. Alcohol Dependence

How to tell the difference between Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Dependence

Great information from our friends at Soberlink:

According to the Center for Disease Control, “Alcohol abuse is a pattern of drinking that results in harm to one’s health, interpersonal relationships, or ability to work.” To be more specific, people who abuse alcohol experience one or more of the following problems, yet continue to drink:

*Legal problems due to alcohol-related arrests (for example, drinking and driving or assaulting someone while intoxicated)
*Relationship problems related to the drinking or worsened by it (such as being too intoxicated to pick up the kids)
*Putting themselves or others in dangerous situations (such as working in the medical field while under the influence or engaging in high-risk sexual behaviors).  Full Article >>>