alcohol awareness month

What Is Alcohol Awareness Month?

With the hustle and bustle of everyday life—even during a pandemic—it can be difficult to remember causes you believe in and want to support. You or a loved one could be undergoing an alcohol detox program and idly wonder, “When is alcohol awareness month 2022?” It’s this April, and you’re not too late to participate.…

man reaching for glass of whiskey

Understanding Alcohol Abuse

The images that we often see and stereotypes that we hold about alcoholics have always been misleading. It surprises many people when they discover that people abusing alcohol can present a well put together picture to the outside world. Often, people who abuse alcohol function at a high level by raising families, holding down jobs,…

What Are the 12-Steps

What Are the 12-Steps?

The 12-steps to addiction recovery were initially formulated by the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous as a process for beating alcohol addiction. These addiction recovery steps achieved enough success and popularity that other addiction treatment programs adopted the methodology. While the 12-steps are based on spirituality and religious principles, they remain general enough that people of…

3 Sober Techniques to Try this Holiday Season

4 Sober Techniques to Try this Holiday Season

Whether you’re new to the world of recovery or you’ve been sober for years, the holidays can prove especially challenging for staying away from the bottle. Family members, financial stress, traveling, relationship issues, and more seem to rear their heads as soon as the holiday planning begins. Whether you’re working on a sober Thanksgiving or…

Learn How to Stop Drinking Now

Learn How to Stop Drinking Now

Alcohol and the socialization associated with drinking are a huge part of our lives. People drink to celebrate, relax, or release their inhibitions. In moderation, drinking alcohol is a normal way to unwind. It’s when regular consumption turns into abuse and addiction that issues can arise. If you’re concerned that your drinking is becoming problematic,…

man behind wheel after drinking and driving

Drinking And Driving Consequences

In our society, we are never far from a place that sells or serves alcohol. The availability of alcohol comes with consequences, especially those stemming from drinking and driving. The consequences of drinking and driving exact a high price from individuals and society. It leads to lost productivity, lost potential, and a greater cost to…

woman distraught from alcohol abuse at dinner table

Alcohol Abuse and Eating Disorders

Patients who seek treatment of alcohol abuse often struggle with additional mental illnesses that affect their ability to participate in treatment. These illnesses include major depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Among the most difficult co-occurring illnesses to treat though is the combination of alcohol abuse and an eating disorder. At Santé Center…