Non-Alcoholic Holiday Drinks

 Thank you to Nova Scotia Health Mental Health and Addictions Program for sharing these amazing non-alcoholic holiday drink ideas. These mocktails will be sure to make your sober life still merry and bright. I was sober curious for a while and since I now have been sober for over two years, I can tell you that some people you are weird for not wanting to drink, but you have to be strong in what you know is best for you. I get asked, "Are you pregnant?" and "What do you do to have fun?", but if you HAVE to drink to have fun then maybe you don't actually like who you are hanging out with or what you are doing. Find your tribe, love them hard, and remember why you are doing this! 

Alcohol Misuse in Older People: What Does the Research Say?

Alcohol misuse and addiction can occur at any age. However, it can sometimes become more common when a person ages. Older adults who had their alcohol use under control at a younger age might succumb to full-blown alcoholism in retirement.

You can look for rehab near me if you feel an older relative is having problems with alcohol. It’s also helpful to know what the research says about this phenomenon, so let’s talk about that now.

The Rise of RX Addiction in Teens

RX is also called prescription drug addiction, which is growing today. This increase in prescription drug addiction, including the misuse of medications such as opioids, among teenagers is a concerning issue. Prescription drug addiction, particularly opioids like oxycodone, hydrocodone, and codeine, has become a significant problem in many countries, including the United States. In addition, teens may misuse prescription medications for various reasons, such as seeking a euphoric high, self-medication for emotional or physical pain, or simply experimenting with drugs.

The Rise of RX Addiction in Teens

Factors that contribute to the rise of prescription drug addiction in teenagers There are factors contribute to the rise of prescription drug addiction in teenagers.

Ways to Have a Great Night Out in a Bar When You Don’t Drink

Ways to Have a Great Night Out in a Bar When You Don’t Drink

When you want to socialize with friends who insist on meeting in a bar, but you’re taking a break from alcohol, it may seem like it will be a dull evening. There are plenty of ways to have a great night out in a bar, even if you’re sober. Here are some suggestions.

Struggling with Addiction: Learning to Love an Alcoholic

 2020 we kept telling ourselves we were only going to focus on the positive. But stuff happened to a lot of people and not recognizing the trauma isn't good for the soul. I have said I always wanted to share my entire life even the bad parts with you, but I didn’t this past year because I didn’t want to bring anyone else worry or maybe I didn't think it was my place to tell. I went back and forth about sharing this because of how personal it is, but I decided to share it because if can help one person then it is worth it.

I'm sorry to distract from my normal positive posts, but I have always wanted to be real and help others. That's why I started this blog and I hope to continue doing that.

My mom has drank as long as I can remember. When I was growing up she would have a few glasses of Franzia white Zinfandel from those huge boxes that she kept in the fridge. I knew she liked to drink, but I didn’t know it was a problem. I remember her doing things when she was drunk (I didn’t know that’s what it was at the time) that were embarrassing. And even now something will happen and I'll randomly remember something that I must have blocked out.

When my daughter was a baby we stayed over at her house for a night because we wanted to wake up early and ride somewhere together. She lives over an hour and a half away from me one way. I remember her having “a night cap”  which she said was "part of her routine" and the next day when we were talking about it, she clearly didn’t realize she had drank not just one, but four shots of rum.