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11 Tips On How to Deal with Urges and Cravings to Drink and Use Drugs

There are a number of ways to manage and reduce urges or cravings. There is no single best method or silver bullet. And some are more helpful early on in your efforts to change your drinking, whether it be to cut back or to stop drinking entirely. Others we consider somewhat more advanced strategies. The […]

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 […]

“Doing a 30”: How To Stop Drinking For A 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 […]

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 […]