Tess Chedsey

Sober Recovery Expert Author

Tess Chedsey is a retired systems analyst, life-long alcoholic and native of Los Angeles, California. She now resides in a small town in Oregon where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean--a setting not unlike some of the more luxurious rehabilitation ”resorts.” She has been writing articles for over ten years for numerous websites on a wide variety of topics, including addiction. Besides writing, Tess has a passion for world travel and animals.

Man in a stressful situation struggles with addiction.

The Relationship Between Stress and Addiction

By Tess Chedsey

Addiction is being revealed by scientific studies to be much more complex than previously thought. Continue Reading

vietnam war soldiers and their addiction recovery

Aside from access to drugs in Vietnam, the U.S. military also proffered soldiers with drugs that helped them stay alert and pus... Continue Reading

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How to Move On From Being With an Alcoholic

By Tess Chedsey

When a relationship with someone becomes depressing rather than joyful, it is time to move on. Continue Reading

alcohol hinders our body from absorbing nutrients from food

How the body processes and uses the calories and nutrients derived from alcohol is far more complex than with other things we c... Continue Reading

regular binge drinker suffers from hypertension after alcohol consumption

Medical science is unsure of the mechanics of how alcohol affects hypertension, but it's one of the many contributors to the pr... Continue Reading

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What Really Constitutes as Heavy Drinking?

By Tess Chedsey

Anyone who drinks regularly should pay attention to the statistics and definitions by health experts of what really constitutes... Continue Reading

The Powerful Role of Hypnosis in Recovery

By Tess Chedsey

While the field of hypnotherapy still lacks further scientific research, the benefits it brings to some people is reason not to... Continue Reading

alcoholic with bloodshot eyes

To the drinker who has had a few, the alcohol may improve the looks of everyone else in the room, but it certainly won’t do any... Continue Reading

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Why You Shouldn't Be Afraid of Detox

By Tess Chedsey

Many people in active addiction are afraid of the detox process, but professional detox is actually a gentle first step towards... Continue Reading

How Dopamine Affects the Addictive Brain

By Tess Chedsey

Dopamine, the brain's pleasure center, plays an important dual role in the development of addictive behavior. Continue Reading