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24 Dangerous Signs of Alcoholism in Women

It’s essential to know the signs of alcoholism in women if you suspect someone you love is in trouble. The problem is more significant than you might think. There are an estimated 15 million alcoholics or alcohol abusers in the US. Women make up about 4.6 million of that number. Women, who are heavy drinkers,…

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How Does Alcohol Affect Women’s Body?

Despite the advancements toward gender equality, the biological differences between women and men remain. Alcohol metabolizes more quickly in a woman’s body than in a man’s. Due to this, males can typically handle greater amounts of alcohol than their female counterparts. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism’s (NIAAA) definition of binge drinking outlines…

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How to Love the Holidays While Maintaining Recovery

Before you know it, the holidays will be here, and you’re probably already preparing for the upcoming festivities. It is possible to maintain your recovery and remain sober for the holidays. This is good news; do not let previous holiday seasons dictate the current one. Celebrating holidays in recovery with friends and family can allow…

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Avoid Stress, Depression, and Relapse This Holiday

The holidays are just around the corner. Perhaps they snuck up on you this year, or maybe you have been looking forward to them for months. Avoiding stress, depression, and relapse during the holiday season can be challenging, and for good reason! Common sources of holiday stress include the following: Financial worries Trying to make…

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3 Tips on How to Maintain a Sober Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, many women in recovery face an important question. How can they maintain their sobriety on this festive day? After all, alcohol is traditionally an important part of many holidays, including Thanksgiving. By planning in advance, you can make the goal of staying sober much easier to achieve. A few women’s sober…