Dry Drunk Syndrome: Know the Signs

Dry drunk syndrome

Dry drunk syndrome, also known as post-acute withdrawal syndrome, is a condition that can develop after someone addicted to alcohol stops drinking. It refers to a set of negative behaviors and attitudes. A “dry drunk” may also act drunk while they’re sober and in active recovery, which can have negative effects on their professional and […]

How Do You Stay Sober in Orange County During a Pandemic?

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Addiction can be an illness of isolation, but the antidote is community. At a time when so much of our lives is spent self-isolating and socially distancing from others, it’s vital to maintain a connection with friends and family, even if it’s done remotely.  Five ways to stay sober in Orange County during COVID-19 Here […]

Famous Celebrity Rehab Success Stories

3 female celebrities who struggle with drug problems

Celebrities are perpetually scrutinized under the limelight of tabloids, online gossip columns, and social media — it’s easy to forget that although celebrities may be living a different lifestyle than most people, they’re still human. A quick Google search for “celebrity addiction” will yield hundreds of results chronicling current, past and speculated addiction among celebrities, […]

The Scary Truth About Binge Drinking and Alcohol Poisoning

Young people enjoying alcohol at a party

The holidays are a time to eat, drink and be merry. However, many individuals aren’t sure where to draw the limit at their Christmas or New Year’s gatherings. How much is too much, and when do one’s habits cross the line into binge drinking? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), binge […]

Breaking the Stigma of Alcoholism

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Many researchers believe an addiction is a disease just like cancer or diabetes. Each of these diseases can become life-threatening, and similarly, an addiction to alcohol can end one’s life. Even with the aid of alcohol rehab centers, those suffering from addiction in Irvine, Calif., to America’s East Coast are oftentimes wrongly judged by those […]

James Bond the Alcoholic

No spy is more iconic than James Bond, and with the recent release of the 24th movie in the film franchise, the secret agent is back in the spotlight once more. And while the action hero may dazzle audiences with exciting chases and gun blazing battles, the sad truth behind Bond is that he is […]

Intoxicated and Insistent: How to Handle Friends Who Want to Drive Drunk

When someone is under the influence of alcohol, sound judgment is replaced with impulsive behavior. Even if a friend intends to let the designated driver take him home, once he’s drunk that may not be the case. As the sober friend, it is your responsibility to make sure innocent people on the road remain safe. […]

Women and Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol abuse is a serious problem that afflicts many individuals from San Francisco to the East Coast. But one factor that many may not consider is how alcohol affects women differently than men. The differences between men’s bodies and women’s bodies often results in alcoholic beverages having a more powerful effect on women—which can be […]

Making the Most of Group Therapy

Though many recovering addicts are initially embarrassed to attend group therapy programs, many simply don’t know how important and effective they can be for long-term recovery and sobriety. Not surprisingly, our alcohol treatment centers in Riverside and elsewhere make group therapy an integral part of the recovery process. But to make the most of group […]