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22 07, 2018

David Cassidy: Drinking, Not Dementia, Killed 1970’s Idol

July 22nd, 2018|5 Comments

DISCLAIMER: David Cassidy lived a life largely in the public eye, and his struggles with alcoholism—the disease that ultimately killed him—are well-documented. This an attempt to provide context to that battle and hopefully, help someone who might currently be facing comparable problems. For a generation of people “of a certain age” David Cassidy will

17 12, 2017

The Dark, Final, End Stage of Alcoholism

December 17th, 2017|41 Comments

Untreated alcoholism is a terminal disease comprised of four stages--the fourth being the end. According to the NIAAA, an estimated 88,000 people (62,000 men and 26,000 women) die annually from alcohol-related deaths. This makes alcoholism the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States. End-stage alcoholism carries defining physical markers and symptoms.

1 12, 2017

Alcohol Poisoning – One Too Many Could Take You To The E.R.

December 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Think Twice Before You Head Out For Drinks With Friends For the Weekend “Let’s go out and get smashed, amigos!” “C’mon girls, let’s go grab a margarita – or ten!” “Hey, fellas! There’s a keg party at the frat house this Saturday night! Bring your cups!” A night of serious drinking usually starts out

8 09, 2017

The Who, What, When and Why of Binge Drinking

September 8th, 2017|0 Comments

In this day and age, binge drinking has become a widely accepted pastime. After a long, hard week at work, it’s to be expected that people will want to blow off a little bit of steam. To cut loose and have fun for a change. And to do so in a way that makes

3 08, 2017

The Stages of Alcoholism Explained

August 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

What does the Progression of Alcoholism Look Like in the Average Alcoholic? By the age of 15, 33 percent of teenagers in the United States have had at least their first drink. By the age of 18, this number jumps to about 60 percent. 7.7 million youths ages 12 to 20 reported drinking at least one

16 11, 2016

How to Determine if AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) is Right for You

November 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Early in your walk of sobriety, it's important to surround yourself with healthy choices, supportive people, and new activities that positively impact the new you. Because you will be overcoming the negative impact that alcohol and alcoholism has had in your life, it's critical that you determine the best course of action for you. What

4 11, 2016

Grieving the Loss of my Addiction to Alcohol

November 4th, 2016|0 Comments

"No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear." ~C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed I know it may sound strange to some, but being sober has thrown me into an acute sense of mourning. Facing the addiction has forced me to consider how my sobriety is affected by the stages of grief:         Denial

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