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What is a Wet Brain?

A brain condition known as wet brain, also known as Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome (WKS), is linked to both the acute and chronic stages of thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency. Thiamine depletion is a typical side effect of chronic heavy drinking and is evident in those with inadequate nutrition. Early detection is key to reversing the symptoms, but […]

Why an Addict Can’t Love You How You Need

Substance abuse is well known for ending relationships. The stress created by addiction overwhelms and frustrates the one who tries to love the person in the grip of alcohol or drugs. However, understanding the nature of addiction can help you change how you love and possibly save the relationship until your loved one recovers.

Top 5 Sober Blogs

Blogs help people solve various problems, ranging from repairing appliances to deciding between complex medical procedures. While some blogs provide professional advice based on scientific research, others offer people’s personal experiences with issues such as substance abuse. Continue reading to learn more about five blogs to help you or a loved one return to a […]

I Hate Being Sober, What Should I Do?

One of the challenges of addiction recovery is hating the sobriety you worked so hard to reach. It’s common to hear “I hate being sober” and you are not alone if you realize you resent not being able to drink one day. When you hate, rather than enjoy sobriety, you may feel like it isn’t […]

How Long Does Heroin Withdrawal Last?

A recent survey on drug use uncovered several alarming facts about heroin use. The findings included that nearly five million people have used heroin in their lifetime, almost one million have used heroin in the past year, and overdose deaths tripled from 2010 to 2013. One factor driving this disturbing trend is the cost of prescription opioids. […]

Can You Overdose on Suboxone?

Opioid abuse and addiction continue to affect millions of people worldwide. More than 13 million Americans—including children as young as twelve—suffer from opioid use disorder (OUD). Addicts of heroin, oxycodone, and other opioids often rely on a team of professionals and multiple resources to conquer their drug dependence. Some cases require using drugs such as Suboxone or […]

Be Sober Minded: What Does it Mean in AA?

The 12 Step Program had its beginnings with Dr. Frank Buchanan, a Lutheran minister who experienced a spiritual transformation in 1908. He shared his experience with others, and eventually, groups of followers formed. These followers, known as the Oxford Group, formed at Oxford, Yale, Harvard, and other universities. Continue reading to learn how the Oxford […]

How Long Does It Take To Get Sober?

Although most people drink for relaxation or social reasons, it often leads to overuse and profound consequences. Full sobriety and freedom from addiction is different for everyone. Somewhere along that journey, you may wonder how long does it take to get sober? Continue reading to learn more about the effects of alcohol and regaining sobriety.

How a Sober Coach Could Help You

A sober coach can be a valuable asset in addiction treatment and recovery. Their training and life experiences provide unique guidance and support that can help prevent relapse and ensure your success in returning to a sober and rewarding life. Here at Myrtle Beach Recovery, we offer our very own sober coaches to help you […]