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Explaining the 11th Step of AA’s 12-Step Program

The 11th step of the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 12-step program says this: “Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.“ AA is careful to indicate that while the program leans into…

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Physical Effects of Alcohol Addiction

Excessive alcohol consumption is never healthy. Did you know that drinking too much increases the risk of getting illnesses and injuries? It can also lead to preventable deaths. You should never ignore any alcohol addiction symptoms you observe in yourself or someone you care about. If you suspect that someone is struggling with alcohol addiction,…

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Getting Help for An Alcoholic Man

Did you know that men are more likely than women to drink excessively? Men are also more likely than women to take other risks, such as misusing other addictive substances or having multiple sex partners. When these behaviors are combined with alcohol addiction, there’s an increased risk of illness, injury, or even death. This is…

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Helping an Alcoholic Woman

Did you know that women are the fastest-growing population of alcohol users? This is problematic because women struggling with alcoholism may eventually experience many adverse effects of drinking too much, such as the increased risk of developing cancer, heart disease, and liver damage. It’s not only physical health that’s at risk when a woman becomes…

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Outpatient Alcohol Recovery Services in Massachusetts

For most clients who prefer nonresidential addiction treatment options, the day intensive outpatient program (IOP) is the best choice. Although it doesn’t provide immersive care, what it does provide in terms of care is intensive and often comprehensive. If a client doesn’t need medical detox, doesn’t have a dual diagnosis or a severe addiction, and…

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What Are Your Chances of Staying Sober After Alcohol Rehab?

When you complete an alcohol addiction treatment program, does it mean you’re cured and will stay sober for the rest of your life? While addiction treatment is necessary to manage addictive behaviors, addiction is a chronic disease, which means there’s no cure. There’s just the continuous management of your mental health so you can avoid…

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Signs of Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol is a common part of households throughout the world. It is legal once you have reached a certain age and is considered acceptable in all types of environments. While most people can handle a drink here and there, some people either have a tendency to overdo it regularly or find that’s becomes something their…

Your Guide to a Sober Holiday

Your Guide to a Sober Holiday

For the majority of individuals in recovery, the holidays are a challenging point in their recovery. The holidays pose unique struggles and challenges to sobriety, so it can be helpful to have strategies to help prevent a relapse. Opportunities to engage in old, unhealthy behaviors are abundant during the holidays. Due to the general indulgence…

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How Does Outpatient Alcohol Treatment Work

Our country has normalized drinking in a way that we would not consider reasonable for other addictive substances. Early intervention is always ideal. If you or someone you can about is showing signs of problems with alcohol, consider reaching out to the professionals at Rockland Recovery about our alcohol addiction treatment program. We offer a…

how alcohol addiction treatment keeps you safe

How Alcohol Addiction Treatment Keeps You Safe

Alcohol abuse is a common problem in this country. With the wide availability of alcohol, from ball games to celebrations, it can be challenging to avoid drinking alcohol altogether. This is one of the many reasons that alcoholism affects people from all walks of life. For many people, it is nearly impossible to stop drinking without…