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Staying Safe and Sober This 4th of July

Drinking holidays are an especially challenging time for those in recovery. You are often encouraged to place yourself in situations full of temptations for alcohol abuse. It’s important to be mindful about attending parties and other events that may have the potential to trigger a relapse. Fresh Start Recovery Center’s alcohol addiction treatment program teaches…

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Knowing the Dangers of Holiday Drinking on Cinco de Mayo

It’s no accident that Cinco de Mayo has one of the highest rates of fatal car accidents. Holidays can be complicated, especially those that encourage drinking as a social lubricant. Even though millions of Americans suffer from alcohol abuse, we have created a culture where drinking is prevalent at holiday gatherings. It can be difficult…

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4 Benefits of a Women’s Rehab Center for Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol addiction takes a toll on every facet of a person’s life. It can impact your self-image, physical health, and mental wellbeing. Additionally, when dependence forms, it is nearly impossible to stop using on your own. That’s when turning to a women’s rehab may be the best decision available. At Fresh Start Recovery Center, you…

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Finding Help During National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

One of the most difficult things people face when looking for addiction help is trying to get past all the misconceptions that persist about substance abuse. National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week is a time when people get the opportunity to look beyond the myths and get the real facts about substance use disorders. It’s…

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3 Ways Alcohol Addiction Affects the Brain

It’s common to attend a party or sporting event and see people consuming large amounts of alcohol. Many individuals want to let loose and have fun for a few hours, then go back to their everyday lives. However, for some people, excessive drinking doesn’t end once the party is over. Some people find that they…

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Can March Madness Lead to Heavy Drinking?

During March Madness, fans all around the country watch their favorite college basketball teams battle to the championship. People often make fun wagers with friends or colleagues about the outcome of the playoffs, and March Madness parties are common. While the NCAA doesn’t allow drinking in the arenas where the games are played, there’s nothing…

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3 Ways Stress Leads to Alcoholism

The link between stress and alcohol is real. In fact, acute stress has been found to come before drinking alcohol. Some individuals find themselves reaching for a drink in times of stress, which can be a precursor to abusing alcohol. If you’re concerned about the way stress has impacted your drinking habits, reach out to…

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Is Alcohol a Drug?

Is alcohol a drug? Alcohol is classified as a depressant that slows function in the brain and central nervous system. When you drink alcohol, you may experience disturbed perceptions, unsteady movement, and slurred speech. Your brain and body are unable to react quickly in any situation. Alcohol also inhibits your ability to think rationally and…