Addiction Resources Blog

The Importance of Rapport & Relationship Building in Recovery Counseling

The Importance of Rapport & Relationship Building in Recovery Counseling

Mental health support is one of the essential parts of any substance abuse recovery program. While physical symptoms of addiction and withdrawal tend to garner most of the attention, the psychological effects can be just as hard to overcome and tend to last for...

How to Create a Sober Travel Plan

How to Create a Sober Travel Plan

Traveling while trying to stay sober can be a challenge. Parties and other social outings are frequent triggers for alcohol or drug use, whether with friends or family members. There's also the added stress of taking care of yourself. At the same time, being without...

Alcohol & Antidepressants Drug Interactions

Alcohol & Antidepressants Drug Interactions

If you're taking an antidepressant, it's important to understand the risks of combining alcohol with this medication. Alcohol is a depressant, so mixing it with antidepressants can make you feel worse. You may have more side effects from your antidepressants when...

What Does Sober Curious Mean?

What Does Sober Curious Mean?

Sober curious is a term used to describe someone who wants to try sobriety without committing to it. In short, it's an open-ended way of exploring sobriety without committing to it. Many people have tried not drinking and realized it wasn’t as straightforward as they...

How to Say NO to Alcohol

How to Say NO to Alcohol

Saying NO to alcohol doesn't have to be complicated. You just need a few strategies in your back pocket to use when the time comes. 10 Ways to Say NO to Alcohol at a Party or Elsewhere Next time you’re at a party or anywhere that you feel the pressure to have a drink,...

6 Effects of Binge Drinking Wine

6 Effects of Binge Drinking Wine

While wine has many health benefits when drank in moderation, wine is still an alcoholic beverage. A five-ounce glass of wine contains the same amount of alcohol as a 12-ounce glass of beer. So, when evaluating your alcohol consumption, it’s not just about the type of...

The Connection Between Trauma & Addiction

The Connection Between Trauma & Addiction

Trauma can come from a single event or ongoing issues, such as domestic violence, sexual assault, or neglect. Trauma experienced in childhood can have lifelong effects on your health and mental well-being. While the impact of trauma might not seem related to addiction...

Can Marijuana Use Cause Car Crashes?

Can Marijuana Use Cause Car Crashes?

Marijuana is commonly found in the bloodstream of drivers involved in car accidents, including fatal ones. In fact, marijuana is only second to alcohol in this regard. As more states continue to legalize marijuana, it’s no surprise that the number of car crashes...