3 Common Holiday Addiction Triggers

3 Common Holiday Addiction Triggers

Holidays should be happy occasions that provide an opportunity for friends and family to get together and enjoy the season. However, these gatherings can pose a risk of relapse due to addiction triggers such as stress and increased access to drugs and alcohol. If you are recovering from addiction, you surely know that treatment does […]

How to Stay Sober During the Holidays

How to Stay Sober During the Holidays The holidays can be a time of celebration, but they can also be a time of added stress. On top of other potential triggers like navigating family relationships or dealing with financial stress, many holiday parties revolve around alcohol. People in recovery from alcohol or other substances may find this time of year difficult. There [...]

Drinking Habits By Generation

Generational distinctions are a bit arbitrary; the cutoff for each generation changes depending on where you look, and there are so many people in each age group that anything about them is a generalization. Still, there are trends within each age range that reflect changing cultural norms. Drinking Used to Increase, But is Now Decreasing   […]

The Importance of Alcohol Treatment Centers

The Importance of Alcohol Treatment Centers

Why is it important to consider an alcohol treatment center? If you or someone you love is gripped by dependence on alcohol, professional alcohol treatment centers may be the best route for the start of the recovery journey. Alcohol addiction can be overwhelming. Alcohol is legal, readily available, served at family dinner tables, and marketed […]

Do I Need an Alcohol Rehab Center?

It is hard to be objective when it comes to evaluating the things you do. You can’t always tell the difference between drinking socially and alcohol abuse, for example. When is it time to go to an alcohol rehab center? If that’s the question you are asking, you are not alone. It’s one that many […]

Sober Stories: Jamie-Lee

What made you decide to get sober? I didn’t like who I was when I was drinking. I became a belligerent, bad attitude type of person. I found that I was fighting with my partner only when we drank. I also hated losing memories. I hated waking up the next day and being like, “What […]

The Dangers of Holiday Drinking on Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo can be a fun holiday but also a dangerous one. It’s a day known for great Mexican food, holiday drinking, and, potentially, drunk driving. An alcohol addiction treatment program at TruHealing Centers can help many people with alcohol use disorder, but only if they survive party days like Cinco de Mayo. What […]

Study Measures How Alcohol Use Affects the Adolescent Brain

A study published late last year examined whether heavy drinking at a young age alters the brain.[1] There were 451 participants—all between the ages of 12 and 21 at the beginning of the study—who had brain imaging scans and exam visits over the course of four years. In that time, participants logged when and how […]

Experts Urge That Alcoholic Beverages Should Come With Cancer Warning Labels

A recent New York Times (NYT) article is called, “Should Your Cocktail Come With a Cancer Warning?”[1] In October, the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the American Institute for Cancer Research, the American Public Health Association, and other groups advocated for just that.[2] The groups say there is strong evidence that alcohol can cause […]

Do I Need Alcohol Detox?

Alcohol abuse may begin with infrequent binge drinking or a single drink a day. Over time, it turns into an alcohol addiction where it is hard to control how much is consumed in a sitting. When this happens, alcohol detox becomes critical to break the physical dependence a person has on the substance. This leads […]