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Staying Sober During the Holidays

2016-12-05T12:00:37-08:00

It is no secret that staying sober during the holidays can be challenging. Whether you are going to your company’s holiday party or Christmas dinner at your relative’s house, it is likely that alcohol will be present. Here are some suggestions we have come up with to help you stay sober during the holidays. Get Prepared Now that you are sober, it is important to prepare yourself for the holidays by creating a game plan so that you can rock all [...]

Staying Sober During the Holidays2016-12-05T12:00:37-08:00

Bipolar Disorder and Addiction

2016-12-02T12:00:19-08:00

Bipolar disorder is a depressive illness that drastically affects ones mood, energy, thinking, behavior and overall brain functioning. Those with bipolar experience two extreme (and polar opposites) types of “episodes.” During a manic episode, an individual is overly happy, upbeat and cheerful or in some cases, hostile. During a depressive episode, an individual is severely depressed and painfully anxious. These “episodes” can last for days, weeks, or months at a time. The shift from one extreme to another disrupts everyday life, [...]

Bipolar Disorder and Addiction2016-12-02T12:00:19-08:00