Substance Use Disorder: How to Help

The fifth edition (DSM-5) published in 2013 recategorizes substance abuse, addiction or alcoholism to Substance Use Disorder (SUD), which encompasses both drugs and alcohol, and Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) focused solely on alcohol. My life…

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The Importance of Asking for Help

Today we have another post from our awesome guest contributor, Sam Bowman! Spirituality and addiction recovery don’t have to go hand-in-hand, but they certainly can. Whether you already consider yourself to be spiritual or you’re…

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Loving an Alcoholic: Part Three

In part one I talked about the beginning of my relationship with an alcoholic. In part two I talked about how it gets worse. We start off part three with her being sober for two…

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Loving an Alcoholic: Part Two

Yesterday, in part one of my super long story about my last failed relationship that put me through the gauntlet of change and transformation, we left off with my partner at the time finally admitting…

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Loving An Alcoholic: Part One

There was a time when I shared nearly every aspect of my life on this blog. It’s been over seven years, nearly a decade since I pressed “publish” on my little Blogger blog. I’ve grown…

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