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Sobriety can do wonders for your love life. Sober men make better dates, and they make better partners. That’s why many people prefer dating someone who doesn’t drink or use drugs. Here are just eight of the many ways in which sober men are more attractive to women. 1. They’re easier on the eyes. Heavy…

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Sober living is a recovery option that provides a buffer between leaving residential or full-time treatment and returning to a fully independent living environment. The challenge for residents is to maintain sobriety when they return to the routine of normal daily life after sober living. The battle to stave off relapse is never easy, but…

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When you attend a treatment program for addiction to drugs or alcohol, you will be strongly advised to join a support group or program, such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous to help you stay sober once treatment is finished.1,2 Many of these groups and programs advise that you get yourself a sponsor, so here…

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Early recovery is challenging, but it’s also a time of growth and exhilaration as you rediscover the joys of life without drugs or alcohol and work to restore your life. For many, a major goal in recovery is to find a job after addiction treatment. Employment is an important factor in successful long-term abstinence.1 Stable…

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Alcoholics Anonymous is arguably the best-known organization for helping people who have an alcohol use disorder. Founded in the 1930s, AA was established as an alternative to the available treatments for alcohol abuse at the time. Most of these were geared toward helping people detox but offered no follow-up support. AA is a peer-driven organization…

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I often get asked by parents whether it is a good idea for their son who is struggling with alcohol addiction and sobriety to go on vacation. There is no question that we are dealing with a life and death struggle here, and it is understandable that parents regard every decision as important. It’s not…

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One of the first things I tell every mother or father that I speak to is that the success of their son’s sobriety rests on their shoulders as well. I have had the opportunity to help coach countless sets of parents through sobriety. Without exception, I find every family in turmoil to some degree about…

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Drug and alcohol addictions affect more than 23 million people in the United States, according to organizations such as the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Drugs and alcohol addictions are not the only types of addictions that destroy people’s lives, however. Gambling addiction, pornography addiction, shopping addictions and various relationship addictions can bring a person…