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How to Avoid a Holiday Relapse

November 29, 2018 11:06 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The holidays are a time to gather, celebrate and make memories, but the holidays can also be a stressful time. Many people struggle with family, money worries and other stressors. And if you are struggling with an addiction, the holidays can be particularly difficult. At Advanced Sober Living in Phoenix, AZ, we often have individuals coming to us asking how they can avoid a relapse during the holiday season. The best thing you can do is to have a plan. Identifying what challenges you may face during the holidays and preparing for those challenges ahead of time can make all... View Article

Baby Boomers and Alcoholism: Why More Seniors Are Drinking

October 31, 2018 7:56 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A number of recent studies indicate that the number of people over the age of 60 who are drinking in excess is growing, and growing rapidly. This is an alarming trend; people over 60 years of age are especially vulnerable to the bad health impacts of alcohol, like compromised immune systems, memory loss, reduced liver function and more. There are a number of reasons that seniors are drinking in increasing amounts, though the precise cause of excessive drinking is always personal. A lack of affordable and accessible healthcare is causing some seniors to self-medicate using alcohol; loneliness and changes in... View Article

Living in a Sober House: What to Expect

October 17, 2018 7:56 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you’re recovering from alcohol or drug abuse, you may be wondering what steps you can take to improve your recovery and help support your journey toward a substance-free lifestyle. For many recovering addicts, sober living houses are excellent resources that can help foster accountability, community and responsibility. Living in a sober house isn’t always easy, though. If you’re considering residence in a sober home, it’s important that you take your commitment to sobriety seriously, so that you and your housemates can support each other thoroughly throughout the recovery process. If you’re planning to live in a sober home, also... View Article

How to Talk to Your Loved Ones About Drug Addiction

September 6, 2018 6:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Drug addiction is a terrifying problem. It has the potential to consume someone’s life, ruin relationships and even lead to death. If one of your loved ones is struggling with drug addiction, it can be very difficult to communicate with them about these dangers and assist them in seeking help. Many drug addicts live in denial about their disease and are unwilling to go into a recovery program in Phoenix, AZ. It can be difficult for them to accept help or hear that their struggle with drug abuse is taking a toll on their loved ones. Even still, it’s important... View Article

Real Tips on How to Say No to Drugs

August 23, 2018 6:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Drug addiction can begin quickly and quietly. You may not believe that you’re addicted until it begins to take over your life, or you try to quit and experience withdrawals. For this reason, avoiding drugs from the start is the best way to prevent addiction. If you’ve already experienced drug addiction and are in recovery, saying no to drugs is also critical to your progress. No matter what stage you are at in life, whether you’re a teen experiencing peer pressure from friends or an adult whose friends and acquaintances use drugs, saying no can be difficult. The pressure to... View Article