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Staying Sober at Labor Day Parties

Posted on August 28th, 2014

Staying Sober at Labor Day PartiesResisting the urge to relapse after you have gotten sober is a challenge even when you surround yourself with other sober people. It’s not practical to forever avoid people who are drinking, especially if that means not going to Labor Day barbecues, picnics and beach parties. To celebrate the end of summer, it’s fun to gather with friends and family. Instead of avoiding the get-togethers and missing out on time spent with those you love, use these helpful tips to have a sober good time.

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Women Who Stop Drinking Still Face Impairment, Study Finds

Posted on August 27th, 2014

Women Who Stop Drinking Still Face Impairment, Study FindsIn the U.S., people affected by alcohol abuse, alcoholism and overlapping symptoms of alcohol abuse and alcoholism all qualify for a single diagnosis called alcohol use disorder. Although this disorder has an impact on fairly large numbers of women, researchers have done relatively little gender-specific investigation of women’s alcohol-related risks. In a study published in June 2014 in the journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, researchers from two U.S. universities explored the factors that increase a young woman’s chances of receiving an alcohol use disorder diagnosis.

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Noted Trauma Expert Joins Promises Austin Treatment Center

Posted on August 26th, 2014

admin-ajaxLicensed psychologist Stevie Stanford, PhD, joins Promises Austin addiction and mental health treatment center as clinical director.

Austin, TX (PRWEB) Aug. 26, 2014 – Promises Austin addiction treatment center is proud to welcome licensed psychologist Stevie Stanford, PhD, as Clinical Director. In this role, she will help expand the center’s dedicated trauma treatment program.

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How Many People Die From Excessive Drinking?

Posted on August 22nd, 2014

How Many People Die From Excessive Drinking?Excessive drinking is a public health term that describes participation in any form of short- or long-term alcohol consumption capable of producing significant harm and/or triggering fatal outcomes. Specific forms of this practice include heavy drinking and binge drinking. In a study published in June 2014 in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention journal Preventing Chronic Disease, researchers from three U.S. institutions used information from a web-based CDC project called Alcohol-Related Disease Impact to determine how many people in the U.S. die from excessive alcohol intake, as well as how many years of life are lost among excessive drinkers.

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Write On! The Power of Journaling in Addiction Recovery

Posted on August 21st, 2014

Write On! The Power of Journaling in Addiction RecoveryImagine having a safe haven in which you could share your deepest, most private thoughts and no one but you would ever read the words unless you chose to reveal them. Would you accept the opportunity to enter? Well, that “room” is as close as a pen and piece of paper.

Journaling is one of many tools to add to your transformational toolkit. It is a simple and profound way to process your emotions, document your journey from addiction to recovery and give voice to ideas that you may not feel comfortable uttering aloud. It is also a place to celebrate victories and mourn losses.

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