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Is Alcoholism Hereditary
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Is Alcoholism Hereditary

This may lead you to wonder, will I become an alcoholic if my parents are? Although a family history of alcoholism is one of the known reasons for people to develop alcoholism themselves, it does not mean it is a guarantee. Over the course of this article, we will answer the question, ‘Is alcoholism hereditary?’...

A Timeline for Working the 12 Steps
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A Timeline for Working the 12 Steps

One of the most common things a newbie asks about the 12 steps, is how long is this going to take? It’s understandable. Even if you won’t admit it, we know you’re excited about recovery. Who wouldn’t be? But here’s the thing.  “Everyone recovers at his or her own pace and experiences sobriety in his...

5 Common Fears in Recovery (And How to Overcome Them)
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5 Common Fears in Recovery (And How to Overcome Them)

Everyone is afraid of something but overcoming fears in recovery can mean the difference between life and death. We know that sounds very broad and exaggerated but it’s true. In 2011, 21.6 million people needed treatment for addiction and only 10 percent received some kind of specialty treatment. In contrast, more and more people are...

Stories of Recovery: Joy
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Stories of Recovery: Joy

Every month on our blog we feature stories of recovery from our addiction recovery podcast, TDH Voice. This blog originally appeared on tdhvoice.com and Joy’s story was also featured on episode 18 of the TDH Voice podcast.  Though she never struggled with addiction herself, Joy’s experience with addiction has followed her through her whole life. Her...

A Father’s Promise to His Son
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A Father’s Promise to His Son

Written by Jorge Beccera It was a late July evening during rush hour traffic.  I was on my way home going south on the 105 freeway, after a week of juggling full-time work and sleepless nights of full-time partying. I was fighting to keep my eyes open; exhaustion had finally caught up.  What transpired on...

Sober Summer Tips: Staying Dry When It’s Hot Out!
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Sober Summer Tips: Staying Dry When It’s Hot Out!

The temperature is mercilessly rising and the sun is shining bright this summer. There’s nothing like a refreshing nonalcoholic beverage to stay cool and beat the heat. When you’re in recovery, though, summer holiday parties where participating in the celebration all but mandates having a hard drink in one’s hand can make staying sober seem...