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Considering Your Progress in Moderating Your Drinking: What if Moderation isn’t Working for You?

This is the last of a series of posts on moderate drinking. 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 […]

What is Binge Drinking Vs Heavy Drinking: Definitions & Some Differences

Definitions and how to identify binge drinking and heavy drinking behaviors with tools. In years past the term binge drinking or “going on a binge” was not a medical term but referred to a person drinking large amounts of alcohol daily over a sustained period of time (“a binge”). In recent times though the National […]

How to Help a Family Member With a Drinking Problem: 8 Tips

If you’re concerned about someone else’s drinking or drug use, this post is for you. “Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects.” (Dali Lama). And this applies to heavy drinking. Heavy drinking affects not only the drinker but his or her […]

Millions Alter Risky Health Behaviors & Maintain Changes – But Do People Really Change?

Most people resolve their difficulties with alcohol, cocaine, heroin, and nicotine on their own, without professional help. However, research shows that behavior change happens slowly, and more support is needed to speed the self-guided change process.

5 Tips to Manage Your Drinking This Holiday Season

It’s that time of year: office parties, holiday invites and celebrations with plenty of opportunities to drink, and drink heavily. Pile on the pressure of purchasing presents, dealing with difficult family members, and stressful travel schedules; it’s no wonder the holidays trigger binge drinking behavior, and relapses for people in recovery. Are you dreading the […]