According to the New York Post, “US sales of alcoholic beverages have risen 55 percent, according to Nielsen data…and National online sales of alcohol were up 243 percent, far outpacing store sales.”
As the continued stress from COVID-19 and the riots breaking out in city streets create fear in people, there has been a massive rise in drug and alcohol relapses among those who are in recovery. Mental health professionals have been speaking out about ways to cope with the increasing stress that is rampant in our Nation. Isolation, depression, and anxiety act as triggers for those in recovery, especially now since Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings have been canceled for the past three months. … Continue reading
No one ever plans on developing an addiction to alcohol. Most people begin drinking for the effects that alcohol has on the body. Whether it is a feeling of relaxation, a euphoric feeling, or a feeling of detachment – getting a sense of empowerment is generally why people continue to go back to alcohol for. While some people are able to separate their feelings from their consumption of alcohol, many people turn to alcohol because of their feelings. They use alcohol to avoid feelings of stress, anger, depression, sadness, or anxiety. Alcoholism generally stems from the body’s craving for continued use of alcohol and the mind’s inability to face feelings without it. … Continue reading
Have you ever been on a trip and you thought you knew where you were going, but ended in a place that you never intended? It’s frustrating and makes you retrace your steps to discover where you made the wrong turn that led you on the wrong track. The journey to alcoholism can be similar to that of discovering you’re in the wrong place that you never intended to be.
If you are a social drinker, you may have become addicted to alcohol while some of your peers may not. Your genes may play a big role in triggering your development of alcoholism. Did you know that children of alcoholics are four times more likely to become alcoholics as well … Continue reading
Do you have an addiction to alcohol? Has drinking negatively impacted any part of your life? Is there a relationship that is suffering because you drink too much or too often? Do you have to include drinking in an activity for it to be fun? Do you only associate with people who drink? … Continue reading