Category: Sober living

  • History of Alcoholics Anonymous Wikipedia

    Subsequently, during a business trip to Akron, Ohio, Wilson was tempted to drink and realized he must talk to another alcoholic to stay sober. He phoned local ministers to ask if they knew any alcoholics. Norman Sheppard directed him to Oxford Group member Henrietta Seiberling, whose group had been trying to help a desperate alcoholic…

  • Mixing mushrooms and alcohol: What you need to know

    All of the volunteers were averaging seven alcoholic drinks at a time before the trial. There are also archaeological reports of psychedelic beer having been brewed and consumed for similar reasons — to establish a social connection between leaders — in Egypt, Scotland, and Norway. Some evidence even suggests psychedelic beer was brewed at the…

  • Family Roles in Addiction & the Importance of Family Support in Recovery

    It is important to carefully consider the different types of treatment programs available to ensure you and your family members’ needs are met. You may find there is not an appropriate treatment program in your area for families. family support in addiction recovery One of the symptoms of drug addiction is the priority that drug abusers place…

  • 29 Best Group Therapy Activities for Supporting Adults

    Bereavement groups provide members benefits for individuals dealing with grief and loss. They can help normalize the impact of grief, provide a safe, nonjudgmental space for the individual, and help participants discover resources and coping strategies. Expressive art storytelling can be made into a group activity by having members take part in expressive art together.…

  • 6 Traits of Covert Narcissism

    Anxiety and depression are much more common with covert narcissism than overt narcissism, but it might also be much more obvious. A 2019 study found a link between vulnerable narcissism, shame, and an increased likelihood of problem drinking and gambling. Vulnerable narcissism features traits like low self-esteem, helplessness, and rejection sensitivity. Narcissism and alcoholism are…

  • Abstinence Violation Effect AVE

    Alternatively, researchers who conduct trials in community-based treatment centers will need to obtain buy-in to test nonabstinence approaches, which may necessitate waiving facility policies regarding drug use during treatment – a significant hurdle. Relapse Prevention (RP) is another well-studied model used in both AUD and DUD treatment (Marlatt & Gordon, 1985). In its original form,…