Blog Posts - Alcohol Addiction

Excessive Drinking Linked With Low Nitric Oxide Levels

The exhaled breath of adults who drink alcohol excessively has less nitric oxide than that of those who do not drink, a new study found. Nitric oxide is important because it protects against harmful bacteria, which can cause respiratory infections. R...
by Recovery Advocates on Aug 5, 2016

Sobriety Story: Craig From San Diego

After struggling with alcohol addiction, Craig, from San Diego California, is now seven years sober. Watch the video below from Sober Nation to hear Craig’s sobriety story. The post Sobriety Story: Craig From San Diego appeared first on Lake...
by Recovery Advocates on Jul 28, 2016

How to Identify A High-Functioning Addict

While their is a common misconception that someone who is struggling with addiction is easily recognizable, the truth is that some people are high-functioning addicts, meaning they can manage a job and daily responsibilities but still struggle with...
by Recovery Advocates on Jul 27, 2016

Daniel Radcliffe Talks About Maintaining Sobriety

Now three years sober, Daniel Radcliffe opens up about his alcohol addiction, relapse, and his road to recovery in an interview with Telegraph. Although he never drank on the job, Radcliffe admitted in a previous interview to showing up under the in...
by Recovery Advocates on Jul 6, 2016

Men Tend to Wait Longer Before Seeking Addiction Help

According to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMSHA), the time between the start of substance use and the first admission for getting treatment is longer for men than it is for women. The average length of time was 16.5 yea...
by Recovery Advocates on Jul 5, 2016

Research Finds that Those Who are 65 Years and Older Binge Drink

When you think of binge drinking you might think of those between the ages of 18 and 24 participating in this kind of behavior. And it is certainly true that young adults make up the largest percentage of the population who binge drink. However, acco...
by Recovery Advocates on Jun 17, 2016

Addicted to Alcohol? Here’s What You Should Know

Annie Grace, like many other people, became psychologically addicted to alcohol, meaning she was mentally dependent on it and believed it was vital to her happiness. Now, at age 37, sober Annie has a few words of advice to her younger self and anyon...
by Recovery Advocates on Jun 16, 2016

Manage Triggers, Avoid Cravings, and Prevent Relapse

So you’ve completed alcohol addiction treatment and are now living sober. Congratulations! You should be proud of this accomplishment. But what happens if you start craving alcohol? After recovery, a number of people will experience a relapse.
by Recovery Advocates on Apr 18, 2016

Is California Next to Ban Palcohol?

Powdered alcohol, also known as Palcohol, has been banned by 28 states and California might be next. The dried version of alcohol was intended by the creators to be mixed into a beverage, but the fear is that young people will misuse it. The legisla...
by Recovery Advocates on Apr 14, 2016

Four Thoughts to Help You Stay Sober From Alcohol

Do you have the urge to drink again? Sobriety is not easy but it’s worth it. Here are a few things to tell yourself to prevent relapse and keep you on the track of sobriety. “It’s not worth it.” “This is only temporary.&...
by Recovery Advocates on Apr 13, 2016

Elizabeth Vargas Opens Up About Her Alcohol Addiction

Elizabeth Vargas, 20/20 anchor, first opened up about her struggle with alcohol addiction after getting out of rehab in 2014. She later relapsed and returned to rehab once more. Vargas said, “As so many other recovering alcoholics know, overcom...
by Recovery Advocates on Apr 8, 2016

Survey on American’s Thoughts About Substance Use and Addiction Treatment

AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research conducted a national survey in which they surveyed 1,042 American adults on their attitudes toward substance use and addiction treatment in the United States. The survey found that the substance which Americ...
by Recovery Advocates on Mar 31, 2016

One in Ten Children Grow Up with an Alcoholic Parent

When children are raised with a parent that abuses alcohol, there are many ramifications that arise as a result. First and foremost, it puts a child at risk for developing an addiction of their own at some point in life. Researchers at the Substance...
by Recovery Advocates on Mar 31, 2016

Binge Drinking on the Rise Among Women

Binge drinking is defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as having five or more drinks if you are a male and four or more drinks if you are a female. A new study found that binge drinking among women has risen a considerable amount...
by Recovery Advocates on Mar 29, 2016

Tips for Living With an Alcoholic Parent

Addiction doesn’t just affect the person addiction; it affects everyone around them, including family members and loved ones. If you are living with an alcoholic parents, here are a few things you should know. It’s not your fault. Childre...
by Recovery Advocates on Mar 17, 2016

Video: Talking About Underage Drinking With Your Child

  Visit for more information on how to talk about underage drinking with your child. The post Video: Talking About Underage Drinking With Your Child appeared first on Lakehouse Recovery Center.
by Recovery Advocates on Mar 15, 2016

Why You Might Get Hooked on Alcohol But Not Drugs

Perhaps it’s obvious that drinking alcohol is more readily accepted by the general public than the use of illicit drugs. If you were to call a friend, for example, you might be okay with saying, “Hey let’s go out for a drink.”...
by Recovery Advocates on Mar 6, 2016

Talking to Your Child About Drugs and Alcohol

Kids who talk to their parents about drugs and alcohol and become educated about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse are 50 percent less likely to use drugs and alcohol than kids who don’t have those conversations, according to research. Pare...
by Recovery Advocates on Feb 25, 2016

Six Health Strategies That Will Get You On The Road To Permanent Sobriety

These days, many alcohol addicts find themselves ready to put the pain of addiction in... The post Six Health Strategies That Will Get You On The Road To Permanent Sobriety appeared first on MELISASource.
by MELISASource on Feb 24, 2016

Female Millennials Drink the Most Wine

Female millennials are consuming most of the U.S.’s wine, according to a new report by the Wine Market Council. The report discovered that nearly half the wine purchased in the U.S. is consumed by people in their 20s and early-to-mid 30s. In a...
by Recovery Advocates on Feb 17, 2016

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