family sitting down having a sober thanksgiving

Sober Thanksgiving

For someone struggling with addiction, holidays like Thanksgiving can be challenging and even depressing. Celebrations often include alcohol – and it seems to be everywhere. Even if alcohol isn’t present, the struggle of a sober Thanksgiving can produce anxiety or stress. You may have unrealistic expectations about the holiday. Furthermore, all that eating time on…

girl sitting struggling with signs of anxiety

Signs of Anxiety

Almost everyone experiences anxiety at some point in their life. It is a normal human emotion and a natural response to stress or challenges. However, the signs of anxiety disorder display symptoms that are beyond normal responses. Anxiety disorder can manifest itself in ways that affect nearly every aspect of your life. Furthermore, it slowly…

guy sitting down with a drink wondering am I an alcoholic

Am I an Alcoholic?

If you’re asking yourself that question, then you may want to consider why. Not everyone who abuses alcohol is an alcoholic. Likewise, alcoholism isn’t always easy to identify. Some people may feel like they are on the fence. Others are in complete denial. However, if you find yourself asking, “Am I an alcoholic?”, then you…

A family sitting around having a Sober holiday

Sober Holiday

Congratulations! This may be your first sober holiday in a while. You can usher in the season with a sense of pride and hope for the future. However, holidays always come with challenges. Triggers and temptations will be everywhere, as you associate certain people, places, or situations with drinking or taking drugs.  Now is the…