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.
When I was growing up, I always knew deep down that there was something different about me. I never felt like I fully fit in with any of my peers in school, or even my own family members; genuine connections with other people always appeared so unattainable. I began to display unhealthy behaviors and anxieties at a young age, which led to my parents sending me to a variety of therapists and psychiatrists to find an answer or a solution to my problems. At the same time, I also began finding my own solutions. I started to use substances like alcohol or marijuana to “calm my nerves” enough to cope with day to day life.
After being in and out of treatment centers for heroin addiction and in and out of mental health facilities for bipolar disorder, I had formulated strong misconceptions about both the addiction industry and the mental health field. I thought there was nothing that would work for me—no pharmaceutical pill could take away the mental health symptoms I was dealing with. No type of therapy would be able to keep me sober, and I certainly wasn't going to agree to medically assisted treatment.