Tips for Staying Sober During the Holidays

Holidays are often a triggering point for those dealing with alcohol dependence or addiction.  Staying sober during the holidays is often easier said than done.  Holiday parties and get-togethers are usually stocked with alcohol.  Staying sober during the holidays takes dedication and accountability.  Understanding your triggers and being vigilant about avoiding a relapse is imperative …

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Alcohol Third Leading Preventable Cause of Death in the US

Alcohol-Related Statistics from the CDC and NIH According to the Centers for Disease Control, from 2006 to 2010 around 88,000 people died each year from alcohol-related causes.  This includes chronic causes such as pancreatitis and liver disease as well as acute causes such as alcohol-related crashes and drowning.  Behind tobacco and obesity, alcohol has become …

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Twelve Step Programs Used In Outpatient Treatment

Many treatment facilities including OPTIONS have succeeded in helping overcome addictions by requiring participation in AA meetings which implement small steps leading toward the goal of an alcohol-free life. In fact, the 2016 National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services found that 73 percent of facilities used the 12 step program in addition to individual …

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