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Is Marijuana Really A Gateway Drug? The Latest Research (2023 Update)

During his 1980 presidential campaign, Ronald Reagan called marijuana the most dangerous drug because it was considered a “gateway” to harder drugs. For decades, this “theory” has been used by the lawmakers to establish harsh policies regarding marijuana’s prohibition, but is it really true? Does using marijuana or cannabis lead to using other substances, like […]

Drinking Due to Marital Issues: Are Marriage Problems Leading You to Drink?

Disagreements, arguments, and quarrels may sometimes occur in a marriage. However, when you are unable to deal with the stress caused by marital problems, you might start looking for unhealthy and potentially destructive coping mechanisms – such as drinking. Sometimes both spouses drink heavily in these conditions that can lead to a downward spiral and […]

Standard Drink Calculator & Chart of Alcoholic Content – How Much Alcohol Is in That Drink? (2023 Update)

Introduction One of the first steps in learning how to stop drinking so much is to determine how much alcohol is in your favorite drink. It may well be more than you think.   Now more than ever, in the age of supersize drink pours and growing wine glasses, it’s important to understand the alcohol […]

16 Tips On How to Deal w/ & Stop Alcohol Cravings – 2023 Update + CMT Vs MBRP Compared

When you are attempting to make changes to your drinking habits or drug use, it can be frustrating trying to figure out how to control urges. You might be doing your best to avoid taking drugs or drinking, but you still find yourself having drug and alcohol urges or cravings. Not all is lost, however.  […]

Dryuary Tips: How to Stop Drinking for One Month

Having alcohol problems and need to break the habit of drinking too much? We are all creatures of habit, and certain habits like drinking too much can be a challenge to change. This is why CheckUp &Choices recommends doing a “30”to help you start to change your drinking. Taking a “30” makes a clean break […]

Standard Drink Calculator & Table – If Cutting Back, Know How Much Alcohol Is in That Drink

If you’ve come here after searching on this issue, it’s likely that you’re wondering about your drinking and whether or not you should cut back to reduce alcohol-related problems or risks for problems. If you’ve not read the previous post I recommend doing so as they build on each other. The first post covered definitions […]

Can I Learn to Cut Back and What Might My Chances of Success Be?

This is the fourth in a series of blogs on moderate drinking. The first covered definitions of moderate drinking based on years of solid empirical research. It also addressed instances where moderate drinking or a goal of pursuing moderate drinking could be hazardous to your health and well-being. If you haven’t yet read it, we […]