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Blog Posts About Addiction/Substance Abuse

Discover blogs about addiction & substance abuse from experts at our mental health clinic. Gain relevant insights & support for overcoming different addictions.
Famous Alcoholics & What We Should Have Learned From Them
Alcoholism is a chronic disease characterized by uncontrolled drinking and preoccupation with alcohol; It is an addiction. People struggling with alcoholism do not know when or how to stop drinking, even if they want to. They spend a lot of time thinking ...
June 24, 2024
Recognizing the Signs of Alcohol Abuse & Dependence
Alcohol is a very prevalent part of our culture, and many cultures around the world. Drinking can start at a young age, and the younger some individuals begin, the more issues it can potentially create. Drinking continuously can lead to an alcohol addicti...
April 17, 2024
Sobriety Tips: How Can I Enjoy Social Situations Without Alcohol?
April is Alcohol Awareness Month and in honor of this, Clarity Clinic is offering support to those who are examining their relationship with alcohol. Perhaps you have made the decision to pursue sobriety and are navigating new terrain to recover from alco...
April 12, 2024
Does Alcohol Affect Depression & Anxiety?
April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Each year, in the United States alone, 140,000 people die from misusing alcohol (NIAAA). It is estimated that in 2022 alone, more than 28.8 million people suffered from an Alcohol Use Disorder. (NIAAA). Heavy alcohol use...
April 03, 2024
Prioritizing Prevention: Navigating National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week
March 18-March 24, 2024 is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week. During this week, there is a heightened focus on opening the dialogue about substance use and its impacts. The following are a few facts about Drugs and Alcohol use:
March 15, 2024
5 Benefits of Community for Addiction Recovery
Making the decision to pursue addiction recovery is often challenging. The difficulties of recovery are pervasive and often stem from relationships. People often ask themselves, “Who will I spend my time with once I am sober,” “How will my family and frie...
October 04, 2023
Alcohol Withdrawal and Nightmares
Beginning the journey of recovering from alcohol use disorder can be daunting. Many unknowns exist in the space of recovery, and some are downright scary. As a substance abuse professional, when working with folks considering sobriety, a common fear that ...
September 06, 2023
Alcohol Abuse: The Reality
Alcohol abuse has existed throughout history. Alcohol abuse can be defined as using alcohol in higher quantities than desired over a long time. Alcohol abuse can lead to changes in behavior, impairment of functioning, decreased or inability to follow thro...
April 19, 2023
Curious About Sober Curiosity?
The term sober curious originates with author Ruby Warrington, whose 2018 book of the same title encouraged readers to explore and change their relationship with alcohol. The phrase has become associated with a “sober curious movement” of people taking a ...
March 22, 2023
Fentanyl, Narcan, and What All Parents Need to Know
Narcan medication has been around since the 1970s. It is a lifesaving drug that can reverse an opioid overdose and give people time to get to the hospital for treatment. I remember in 2015 when the nasal spray came out. It was remarkable, now anyone anywh...
March 15, 2023
The Science Behind Retail Therapy
Something that I know will never fail to bring me joy is wandering the aisles of Target. Immediately after my divorce, I drove myself straight to Target and Target did not fail me. This is a phenomenon that many of us experience. Either just walking aroun...
January 04, 2023
Tips for Staying Sober During The Holidays
When one thinks of the holidays, thoughts might flow to twinkling lights or Christmas trees. It is often seen as a joyous time of the year, but for many, it’s not so glamorous. Some may be struggling with grief from the loss of a loved one or seasonal dep...
December 14, 2022
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