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6 Common Excuses People Make to Keep Drinking

By Toshia Humphries Toshia Humphries is a Texan freelance writer, artist, life coach and talk radio co-host of Girl Power Hour on Blog Talk Radio.

The list of excuses to drink could go on and on, but the truth is simple: there is no valid justification for drinking. Continue Reading

7 Things That Will Make You Think Twice About Drinking Alcohol

7 Things That Will Make You Think Twice About Drinking Alcohol

By Dominica Applegate

If you think heavy or binge drinkers are getting off free when it comes to side effects of drinking alcohol, you’re wrong. Continue Reading

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How Alcohol Can Influence Suicide and Irrational Thinking

By Rebecca Kovacs

Alcohol is involved in more than 7,500 suicides that take place in the United States, which is a quarter of all suicides in the... Continue Reading

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3 Questions I Would Ask My Sister If She Were Alive Today

By Tess Chedsey

Alcoholism is a complex, lonely disease. We can live for years with family members and never really know what they're feeling i... Continue Reading

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How to Help Someone with Alcohol Poisoning

By Colleen Marlett

Alcohol poisoning is common among binge drinkers, as they consume high amounts of alcohol in a short period of time compared to... Continue Reading

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My Long Walk Down the Wine Aisle at the Grocery Store

By Nina Bradshaw

One writer shares how the most mundane tasks have changed since sobriety and what it was like to finally overcome her fears. Continue Reading

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The Correlation Between Type 2 Diabetes, Alcohol and Tobacco

By Lisa OBrien

To give you an idea, diabetes kills more Americans annually than AIDS and breast cancer combined. Continue Reading

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Why Some People Get Hives From Alcohol

By Leia Rivera

Alcohol is heavily processed and exposed to several foreign agents that become bottled and packaged inside the liquid or become... Continue Reading

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3 Ways Drinking Tries to Lure You Back and How to Say “NO!”

By Nina Bradshaw

Drinking thoughts are inevitable. It pays to remember this and to have a comprehensive set of tools and techniques to fall back... Continue Reading

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4 Skin Conditions Caused by Alcohol Abuse

By Caitlin Thiede

The largest organ in our body is the first to show damage from alcohol consumption. Unfortunately, it's also usually the last o... Continue Reading

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Breaking the Glass Bottle: The Changing Nature of Feminism and Alcohol Use

By Jennifer Wezensky

Experts say that the increase in women using alcohol coincides with the start of the feminist movement in the 1970s, continuing... Continue Reading

5 Clear Indicators That I Had a Drinking Problem

By Nina Bradshaw

The journey from “normal” to “abnormal” to “problem” drinker is just a matter of degrees. One writer shares 5 pivotal moments w... Continue Reading

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Young, Wild and Sober: How I’m Living My Life to the Fullest

By Tamara Buchenberger

One writer shares her take on what it truly means to embark on the sober path at a young age and why it's actually the most lib... Continue Reading

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10 Quick-Fire Questions to Ask Yourself If You Think You’re an Alcoholic

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you could be walking the fence between the worlds of a casual drinker and a full... Continue Reading

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5 Biggest Misconceptions About High-Functioning Alcoholics

By Kasey Cook

Functioning alcoholism brings a variety of misconceptions that could prevent a loved one from entering treatment because they a... Continue Reading

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