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This Thanksgiving, Be Grateful for Sobriety

With COVID-19 still in our midst, it’s unclear how this Thanksgiving will look. Still, the next month—often referred to as “the holidays”—often involves a lot of drinking. There are seemingly competing ideas of “drinking and merriment” or “my family is stressful so I need to drink.” Either way, alcohol is pervasive. You can have fun…

woman wondering if you can be addicted even if you only use sometimes

Can You Become Addicted if You Only Use Sometimes?

When you use addictive substances, addiction can happen at any time—even if you only drink or use sometimes. Very few people start out using drugs or alcohol with the intention of becoming addicted. Most people set out to only use occasionally. However, addiction is a chronic brain disease—meaning that substance use changes your brain. It…