We already know that “work hard, play hard,” or burning the candle at both ends, is an unhealthy lifestyle. This is especially true for those prone to alcoholism or addiction. Now, new research shows that many people who qualify as “workaholics” have co-occurring mental health disorders, such as ADHD, OCD, depression and anxiety. And people with a mental health diagnosis are even more likely to abuse alcohol or drugs. In these modern days where our technological devices allow us to work from almost anywhere, a smartphone to a workaholic can be akin to a syringe for an injection drug user. […]
There are a number of different warning signs that can let you know that alcoholism has become a serious problem for you. It’s not always easy to see it for yourself when you’re actively living with addiction, but if the following signs describe your experience and you drink heavily or often, then alcoholism may be a problem for you. If you are struggling with alcoholism, help is just a phone call away. Here at The Canyon, we can help you get the treatment you need to change your life. Alcoholism Warning Sign #1: Lying About How Much You Drink Lying […]
Alcohol addiction is a process that begins before the first drink and often ends in death. The seven stages of alcohol addiction development can be subverted at any time with alcohol rehab and addiction treatment. Don’t let your alcohol addiction get to a crisis point before you call. Alcohol Addiction Stage 1: Abstinence Yes, alcohol addiction can begin well before you take your first drink. If you have a genetic predisposition to develop addiction or if you have attitudes and perceptions consistent with what addicts typically exhibit, your alcohol addiction can start before you begin drinking. Alcohol Addiction Stage 2: […]
Relapse can happen to anyone trying to maintain a sober life. Sometimes the triggers can come from problems beyond your control. Whatever the reason for your relapse, you need to know how to get back on track. Take the following tips with you as you step back into sobriety. Stay Sober For The Next 24 Hours If you just stopped using your drug of choice, the next 24 hours are hugely important. Don’t worry about how you are starting over or how long your sobriety might last. Just do everything you can to stay sober for this 24 hour period. […]
The other day we talked about 5 signs and symptoms of alcohol abuse, a problem distinctly different from alcohol dependence, our topic for today. It’s difficult sometimes to distinguish between alcohol abuse and alcoholism because many of the signs and symptoms overlap. In some cases, it’s a question of severity, but for the most part, the symptoms of alcoholism are physical in nature while the symptoms of alcohol abuse are more social. Let me be more specific….