8 Ways To Manage Alcohol Cravings During Social Events

Edited by Northbound Treatment

Last updated December 29, 2020

Around 15 million Americans have an alcohol addiction,1 and drinking alcohol is often a common occurrence at social functions. Before you got sober, you may have joined your coworkers for a beer after work, enjoyed wine with your family dinners, or shared a case of beer with your friends while watching the weekend game.  These and Read More

Common Bipolar Alcoholic Traits

Edited by Keerthy Sunder

Last updated October 5, 2020

When someone has a dual diagnosis, it means they have both substance abuse disorder (SUD) and a co-occurring mental health condition. With a wide range of addictive substances in the world and just as many diagnosable mental illnesses, there are almost countless combinations of potential co-occurring disorders. However, some are more common than others, including Read More

The Connection Between Bipolar and Alcohol Abuse

Edited by Keerthy Sunder

Last updated September 28, 2020

Affecting about 3% of adults, bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression) is one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States[1]. The primary attributes of this mood disorder are manic highs and depressive lows. These drastic mood swings can last anywhere from a few days to a few months. If someone is Read More

How to Hold an Alcohol Intervention

Edited by Beth Durling

Last updated September 5, 2020

According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, nearly 140 million Americans ages 12 and above consume alcohol at least once a month[1]. This equates to more than half of the U.S. population. While alcohol use isn’t always problematic, social drinking can quickly lead to serious substance abuse. Nearly 70 million Americans Read More