Tess Chedsey

Sober Recovery Expert Author

Tess Chedsey is a retired systems analyst and recovered alcoholic. She earned her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Organizational Development from the University of San Francisco and 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. A 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.

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The Relationship Between Stress and Addiction

By Tess Chedsey

During times of stress, addicts reach out to their favorite substances to help get through the situation. 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

The frequency of hypertension is significantly higher for those who drink more than 6 drinks per day. Continue Reading

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What Really Constitutes as Heavy Drinking?

By Tess Chedsey

For anyone who drinks, alcoholic or not, this information can help you detect signs of addiction. 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

Here are some examples of how alcohol consumption deteriorates our physical appearance. 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