Posts by Faith Recovery
Anxiety and Alcohol: A Dangerous Pairing
Every human being alive is familiar with the unpleasant experience of anxiety. Most of us feel some level of anxiety on a daily basis. Some situations are more stressful than others, but generally we are able to continue functioning in spite of this anxiety.
Many people find that a drink of alcohol “calms the nerves” in stressful situations. It might not seem like a big deal, and for many it is not, but for those who suffer from an anxiety disorder, the combination of anxiety and alcohol can lead down a dangerous path and towards necessary alcohol rehab programs.Read More
Understanding the Importance of Alcohol Awareness Month
April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about the dangers of alcohol abuse and dependency. This annual observance is an opportunity to educate individuals and communities about the risks associated with excessive alcohol consumption and to promote the prevention and treatment of alcohol-related problems.
Alcohol use is a major public health issue in America. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, alcohol use disorder (AUD) affects approximately 15 million adults in the United States. An estimated 140,000 deaths are attributed to alcohol-related causes each year.
This makes alcohol the third leading preventable cause of death in the country. Therefore, the goal of Alcohol Awareness Month is to encourage individuals to understand the impact of alcohol misuse and to seek help before it becomes fatal.Read More
Relationship Between Anemia and Alcohol
It’s widely known that alcohol leads to various health problems, ranging from allergies to alcohol intolerance to diabetes. But what is the relationship between anemia and alcohol? Can alcohol cause anemia? Can people with anemia drink?
What Is Anemia?
Anemia is a condition in which the blood doesn’t contain enough healthy red blood cells and is caused by a lack of red blood cells in the body or dysfunctional red blood cells. This leads to symptoms like fatigue, pale skin, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, dizziness, and rapid heart rate.Read More
Will I Need Help to Get Through the Detox Process?
Going through a drug or alcohol detox can be extremely hard on your body and brain. It can also put you on an emotional roller coaster that you may not want to share. When you’re going through detox, however, you should definitely have someone available to monitor you and call for help if you are in danger.
Detoxing from any drug can leave you feeling nauseous and may lead to severe mood swings, violent outbursts or even death. Some drugs require a week to 10 days for effective detox to be complete, and your water intake and nutrition must be top-notch to prevent dangerous withdrawal symptoms. You may feel the need for multiple daily showers due to perspiration, and your sleep will be disrupted. You’ll find that a room with dark blinds will help you rest.Read More
10 Things you’ll actually Love About Being Sober
It can be difficult to imagine life without drugs and alcohol, especially if they have been a part of your daily routine for a long time. However, being sober can bring many positive changes to your life. Here are ten things you’ll actually love about being sober:Read More
Is My Career Fueling My Addiction?
Addiction is more often than not caused by underlying issues as people deal with stress and trauma in their daily lives — and one of the biggest sources of stress in a person’s life can be their career. Since different jobs can cause different feelings of stress, anxiety, and exhaustion, it’s important to understand the common fields which are more susceptible to substance abuse.Read More
Alcohol Awareness Month
April is Alcoholism Awareness Month, and Recovery Centers of America wants to spread awareness about the dangers of alcoholism and substance use disorder. There’s still quite a bit of stigma surrounding the topic of alcoholism — and those struggling with addiction often feel guilt and shame, which is why they hide their substance use from friends and family.Read More
Happy Sober Easter
Easter is right around the corner. If you’re in addiction recovery from alcoholism, there are certain things to keep in mind before jumping into the festivities. Some days, staying sober can be harder than others, even on religious holidays like Easter. Especially when you’re used to drinking to cope with the holidays or when you’re around family, having a happy sober Easter can be a challenge. If you can relate, our Christian drug rehabilitation center shares a few tips on how to stay sober on Easter.Read More
Celebrating a No-Alcohol Good Friday
Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. This holiday is observed during Holy Week and goes by names like Holy Friday, Great Friday, Great and Holy Friday, and Black Friday. Good Friday is also the Friday before Easter. In 2023, it falls on April 7th. While this holiday can be considered emotionally sobering, it may present problems for individuals in recovery from addiction. Everyone celebrates holidays differently, but one common denominator we see in celebrations is alcohol. It may seem less likely that a person will drink heavily on such a serious holiday, but that is not always the case. Faith in Recovery shares ways to celebrate a no-alcohol Good Friday for those in recovery.Read More
Sober Spring Break: How to Keep Yourself From Relapsing
Spring break has long been a time of celebration and fun for college students. It’s a time to ditch the books and head off for a much-needed break. Many flock to famous spring break destinations like Miami Beach, Cabo, San Lucas, Jamaica, Bahamas, Punta Cana, etc., to have a good time and capture those perfect shots for social media. Others opt for road trips, house parties, sports tournaments, etc.
And it’s not just about the parties and fun. Spring break also means free time for those who don’t want to go on vacations or parties. For this group of people, spring break is a time to sit around the house, perhaps watch a movie, or sleep.
But all these options present a challenge for those in recovery. The parties and free time can both trigger cravings and make one more likely to reach for that bottle or baggie. With the relapse risk being so high, it’s important to think carefully about how to approach spring break in a way that won’t jeopardize your recovery.Read More