Male Loneliness: The Uncomfortable Truth

Male loneliness is considered rampant today. Why? Because men are taught from a young age to be tough, decisive, strong, and manly. From generation to generation, this has been the case.

In fact, you can browse through men’s magazines and see how men’s products are positioned and displayed. Strong, ripped men; successful men; men being productive or building things; the messaging is clear–these campaigns show just what it takes to be considered a man.

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Dodge, Minimize, Escape: How Do We Handle Our Feelings?

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How do we handle our feelings? Can you relate with these scenarios?

It was a long day and you narrowly miss getting fired at work. At home, things aren’t going so well, either. Nothing seems to be going right in your life lately and there are times you feel like bursting into tears. And yet, as soon as you get through the front door, you head straight to the television, turn on some comedy show, and within minutes, you are laughing.  Read More

A Toxic Brew: 13 Common Personality Traits of Adult Children of Alcoholics

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Growing up in a home where there is an alcoholic in the family can be riddled with dysfunction. If you’re one of those who grew up with an alcoholic or an addict in your family, then you probably know how it is. In this kind of environment, especially when one or both parents are addicted to substances such as drugs or alcohol, you may remember uncertainty in your childhood. That feeling of not knowing what to expect the next day. All you know is that it’s always going to be unpredictable. There’s fighting, arguments, violence, chaos, disappointment, shame, anger, resentment, confusion, and so many more. Read More

Alcohol and Liver Damage: Red Flags to Watch Out For

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When the bartender asks, “What’s your poison?” he’s not kidding.

Alcohol is one of the most addictive yet one of the most dangerous legal drugs today. Problem drinking and alcoholism, in particular, run the risk of damaging the liver irreparably. The tricky part is, the damage inside you may not be that visible on the outside–until the problem is already serious. Read More

3 Ways to Develop Healthy Coping Skills

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Let’s face it–life doesn’t always go our way. In fact, life gives us curveballs and all sorts of surprises that sometimes, things can get pretty chaotic. We can get stressed and overwhelmed. For many people, they turn to drugs and alcohol in order to escape it all. They turn to unhealthy and even destructive activities in order for them to cope. And of course, this is never good.  Read More

Healing a Broken Heart in Recovery

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Having your heart broken, or going through something overwhelmingly sad in your relationship, can be shattering. For those who are in recovery, you may notice that your old coping mechanisms don’t work–and shouldn’t work–anymore. Read More

The 7 Pillars of Life-Long Recovery

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When you’re in recovery, you try to commit to a life of sobriety. You change your old ways, especially your attitude. You may also need to change your friends, even move to a different city, if that’s what it takes. The things with recovery is, a change must indeed happen so that it’s harder for you to go back to your life when you were in active addiction. Read More

How to Maintain Your Sobriety One Day at a Time

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Getting sober can be indescribably difficult–but keeping that sobriety is a whole new ballgame altogether. While your decision to become sober entails that you  make major changes to your life, staying sober means you have to stick to those changes despite all hardship and temptation. It’s staying true to your commitment to yourself. Read More

5 Ways You Can Overcome Anxiety Without Alcohol

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Coping with anxiety without alcohol can be a real challenge. This is true especially when you’re used to getting intoxicated before performing or speaking in front of a crowd. So, how do you get over it? Find out below.

For some people, being around a huge crowd or being on a stage, or simply just facing others, can be a big source of anxiety. Overcoming this can be a challenge, and many may turn to alcohol to give them some sort of “liquid courage.” Many may feel inadequate or lack confidence, and by getting themselves intoxicated, they can be less inhibited and more at ease.  Read More

7 Deadly Cancers Related to Alcohol Abuse

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There are 7 deadly cancers that are related to frequent drinking and high amounts of alcohol, specifically alcohol abuse. Find out and see if these can finally convince you to let go of your drinking habit for good.

What many people may not know is that alcohol is, in fact, classified as a Group 1 carcinogen and is cited as one of the leading causes of 7 deadly cancers. Cutting down, or even staying sober for good, can greatly lower your risk.  Read More