is hand sanitizer a relapse

Is hand sanitizer a relapse trigger or a necessary preventative measure during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic? When it comes to alcoholics and addicts new to sobriety, it can be both. At drug and alcohol treatment centers like Cornerstone of Recovery, COVID-19 is a serious concern. As an essential business providing a service to individuals who…

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Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, which makes it as good a time as any to take a sobering look (pun definitely intended) at the problems associated with booze and what can be done about them. It’s important to point out, as the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse does [1], that “most adults in…

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can day drinking increase my risk of becoming an alcoholic?

When it’s not yet noon and you’ve already poured your first drink, you may find yourself wondering, “Can day drinking increase my risk of becoming an alcoholic?” It’s an understandable concern, given the way the coronavirus has thrown so many things into chaos. Stay-at-home orders, social distancing and quarantines have been put in place and…

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how to talk to teens about addiction in the family

It’s not an easy task, figuring out how to talk to teens about addiction in the family. As a general rule, teens are walking maelstroms of hormones and emotions anyway, and a serious conversation about any topic can be vexing. However, it’s important to understand one thing: Teens are on the cusp of adulthood, meaning…

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signs someone is addicted to alcohol

Asking “what are the signs someone is addicted to alcohol” may seem like a ludicrous question on the surface. However, while America is a culture awash in booze, not everyone who drinks has a problem. There are even a large number of heavy drinkers who never develop a problem, because the signs someone is addicted…

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addiction treatment and rehab options available to you

If you’ve come to the conclusion that you have a drug and alcohol problem and have begun to explore addiction treatment and rehab options available to you, the future may seem hopeless. It’s an understandable feeling, especially if you’ve reached a point of desperation in which you’re looking up a drug and alcohol treatment facility…

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Al-Anon

For loved ones of addicts and alcoholics, the chaos of addiction and alcoholism is sometimes replaced by the uncertainty of sobriety, and that’s where Al-Anon can help. Yes, their spouses, sons, daughters or parents have gotten help for their affliction. They may have spent 30 days at a residential treatment facility like Cornerstone of Recovery.…

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how can I enjoy the Super Bowl sober?

The biggest sports event of the year is less than two weeks away, and for football fans in early recovery, a single question looms large: How can I enjoy the Super Bowl sober? To be clear, safeguarding sobriety is a decision everyone in recovery has to make, regardless of how long they’ve been clean and…

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