It’s not easy. The anger. The sadness. The flashbacks and the triggers. It’s rough. It hurts in ways you didn’t even realize could until they did. It’s not just a bad dream that invades your sleep; it’s a living, daily nightmare. Some days are better than others, but there are always those days, the … [Read more...] about Managing PTSD without Drinking Alcohol
Did you know that one of the top reasons people turn to alcohol is because it makes them feel good? It’s common for people to fall into alcoholism because the alcohol masks what they’re going through. Sometimes a person’s desperate circumstances cause them to resort to desperate measures to find … [Read more...] about Alcoholism: Managing Stress Without Alcohol
You have this close friend or relative who is a recovering alcoholic. They’ve successfully quit drinking, and they’ve been sober for a long time. You reach into the cabinet and grab a bottle of wine while cooking. It’s second nature. Pull it out, pop the cork, add it to the recipe. But can … [Read more...] about Can Alcoholics Cook with Alcohol?
After an exhausting day, few things are worse than lying in bed wide awake or waking in a cold sweat because some unwelcome monster of the night invaded your dream space. Is there a connection between substance addiction and sleep disorders like insomnia and nightmares? The answer might surprise … [Read more...] about Addiction and Sleep Disorders: Insomnia & Nightmares