Many people think that if their loved one was struggling with addiction, they would know right away. Many people don’t even think about what addiction looks like until they have been personally and deeply affected by it. However, addiction is a complex and sometimes sneaky disease that isn’t always easy to identify in the early stages. That being said, identifying addiction early on is critical, because the sooner a person gets treatment, the better.
Living with an addict is one of the hardest things to do. First, you have people on the outside asking you, “why don’t you just leave” or “why don’t you kick them out?” It might seem that simple - but it’s not. Everyone has their own circumstances and reasoning for why they do the things we do and we can’t always control that.
Regardless of how much we drink, alcohol can inevitably have some undesirable effects on our bodies. In fact, there are a lot of benefits to going alcohol-free.
After spending a lot of hours pitying myself for our breakup, I’ve realized a lot of things. Sure, we had a lot of wonderful times. You took me on beautiful hikes across the US, you stuck with me through all the drama I caused within my family, you showed me what it is like to let go and have fun once in a while, but most of all, you taught me how to love. You taught me that I am worthy of love and that I am capable of giving love. And if I can do it once, I can surely do it again.
Now that your cash and spare time aren’t tied up in your addiction, you may have an opportunity to take that vacation that you have always dreamed of. However, vacations often involve a surplus of booze - but this one doesn’t have to be. Here are 7 tips you can do for your next vacation that will help you stay sober.
Having a four-legged companion is invaluable. They love unconditionally, they provide entertainment to steer off boredom, and add a sense of joy to life. They will always be there to greet you when you come home and make you laugh when you least expect it. Not only do dogs provide great friendships for their owners, but they can also improve the overall health and wellbeing of their owners. If you don’t have a dog already, or are considering getting one, here are five wellbeing benefits of having a dog that you should know about.