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Alcohol Abuse In Boston

Posted on October 15, 2020 in Alcohol

According to research, Massachusetts has a big problem. Despite being the seventh smallest state in the country, it has America’s eighth biggest drinking problem. The biggest cause behind alcohol abuse in Boston is binge drinking.   The CDC defines binge drinking as consuming a certain number of drinks in two hours. For men, that number

A pregnant woman holding her belly. Alcohol during pregnancy is extremely dangerous and should be avoided

Alcohol Use During Pregnancy

Posted on October 12, 2020 in Alcohol

  Alcohol is a teratogen, a substance that can cause mild to severe malformations of the embryo. Although it is well-documented that drinking during pregnancy can cause adverse effects for both the pregnant woman and the fetus, it’s still an alarmingly common practice.   Despite a century’s worth of warnings, between 15 and 20 percent

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High-Functioning Alcoholism

Posted on September 8, 2020 in Alcohol

  Is it possible to be a “high functioning” alcoholic? And what is that, exactly?   Some individuals who abuse alcohol may seem, on the outside, to be relatively normal members of society. They succeed at work, have beautiful families, and they likely have hobbies or give back to the community. For all intents and

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Is It Dangerous To Mix Melatonin And Alcohol

Posted on August 15, 2020 in Alcohol

  If you’ve ever struggled to sleep or spent long nights tossing and turning, you might have already tried melatonin. If not, it might have been suggested to you at some point by a friend or family member.   “Have you tried melatonin? It makes you super sleepy, and it’s not even a drug!”  

A daughter smiling because her mother got treatment for her alcoholism

Helping An Alcoholic Parent

Posted on July 7, 2020 in Alcohol

  Addiction is a difficult subject to tackle with your loved ones, and especially so with your parents. Perhaps you feel that as their child, you shouldn’t meddle in their personal choices, but you might feel at your wit’s end and unable to cope. It is heartbreaking to watch their health and mental state deteriorate

A sliced grapefruit. Grapefruit is used in many alcohol free drinks

Sober Drinks for Summer

Posted on May 8, 2020 in Alcohol

  If you or a loved one has given up drinking alcohol, you don’t need to feel that you’re missing out. You can still enjoy sober drinks. Sober drinks look like they have alcohol in them, but they’re really alcohol-free. People recovering from alcohol abuse need to stay away from alcoholic drinks as much as

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The Dangers of Quitting Drinking Cold Turkey

Posted on April 18, 2020 in Alcohol

  A commonly asked question we get here at Landmark Recovery concerns the dangers of quitting drinking cold turkey.   According to SAMHSA (the Substance and Mental Health Services Administration), there were 88,000 alcohol-related deaths in the US between 2006 and 2010.   The CDC shows that 1646 people die each year due to alcohol

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6 Things NOT To Say To Your Sober Friend

Posted on April 16, 2020 in Alcohol

  So, your friend has announced that they don’t drink alcohol anymore. Knowing how to respond to this statement is as much as about what you should avoid as what you should say and do. To help you, we’ve compiled a list of the top 6 things not to say to your sober friend.  

A woman working at her desk wondering if she is a high functioning alcoholic

What Is A High-Functioning Alcoholic?

Posted on April 14, 2020 in Alcohol

  High-functioning alcoholic sounds like a classic contradiction in terms. How can someone who is an alcoholic meaningfully function?   A high-functioning alcoholic, also known as a functional alcoholic, is someone who can hold down a steady job, dresses well, and can socialize effortlessly without drawing attention to their drinking problem.   To everyone on

A woman standing watching the sunrise wondering if she should attend an alcohol rehab program

Alcohol Rehab In Indiana

Posted on March 3, 2020 in Alcohol

  Although rates of alcohol use disorder are declining across the state, there’s still a high demand for alcohol rehab in Indiana.   In the National Survey on Drug Use and Health 2018, half of the children aged 12 had consumed alcohol over the past month, 63.3% of college students said they drank alcohol regularly,