The Effects Of Alcohol Go Beyond Appearance
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on November 18, 2016

The Effects Of Alcohol Go Beyond Appearance There are always stereotypes surrounding addiction. Plenty of people believe that they can tell the difference between someone who is suffering from the effects of alcohol addiction and someone who isn’t. They might cite weight gain brought on by drinking too much, psoriasis on the hands, or a telltale…

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The New Face of Stepping Stone Center for Recovery
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on November 16, 2016

The New Face of Stepping Stone Center for Recovery By Karen Zaccour, Alumni Recovery Coach Stepping Stone Center for Recovery has been undergoing a face lift over the last 6 months.  We adopted a new logo and this month patients will enjoy the newly remodeled sleeping quarters that will include 9 additional beds. No one…

What Are The Stages Of Alcoholism?
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on November 8, 2016

What Are The Stages Of Alcoholism? When people talk about alcohol dependence, it generally sounds like an all or nothing problem. You’re either completely suffering from the disease or it doesn’t affect you at all. A closer look at the condition reveals that this isn’t true. In fact, there are three recognizable stages of alcoholism.…

Are Alcoholic Symptoms Obvious?
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on November 1, 2016

Are Alcoholic Symptoms Obvious? Could last night’s drinking binge be the sign of a problem? When taking out the recycling, did the amount of empty alcoholic beverage containers worry you? Although you can’t always point to alcohol dependence as a result of these signs, there are a few other real alcoholic symptoms that make a…

Why Alcohol Dependence Is Hard to Overcome
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on October 31, 2016

Why Alcohol Dependence Is Hard to Overcome Alcoholism is one of the most dangerous addictions. Oftentimes, people minimize the epidemic of alcoholism because there’s so much media attention around the opioid problem in the United States. Alcohol-related accidents and fatalities are still one of the leading killers in the United States. Many times this is because…

What Is Drug Abuse and How Can You Overcome It?
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on October 26, 2016

What Is Drug Abuse and How Can You Overcome It? Drug addiction is an epidemic in the United States, and thousands of people are dying each year as a result. The leading causes of overdose deaths in America come from opiates, like heroin or prescription painkillers. However, many other drugs like cocaine and methamphetamines are…

What Is Alcohol and Why Is It Addictive?
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on October 17, 2016

What Is Alcohol and Why Is It Addictive? Have you ever wondered, “What is alcohol exactly?” It’s such a common substance that it’s sold at every gas station, liquor store, grocery store, bars and many restaurants – so what is it, anyway? You may hear stories about how people become addicted to alcohol, but may…

These Alcohol Facts May Surprise You
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on October 13, 2016

These Alcohol Facts May Surprise You For as long as alcohol has been around, there have been those who struggle with alcoholism. In today’s world, it’s not always easy to know who is suffering with alcoholism, and the following alcohol facts might surprise you. Alcoholism only affects a small portion of people in the world,…

Is It Easy to Quit Drinking?
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on October 10, 2016

Is It Easy to Quit Drinking? Trying to quit drinking is one of the most difficult things anyone can do. If you’re struggling with alcoholism, it’s common to feel hopeless and powerless in the situation. No matter how bad a person wants to quit, they often find themselves stopping to buy liquor and getting drunk…

How Teen Drug Abuse Affects Families
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on October 3, 2016

How Teen Drug Abuse Affects Families Addiction affects the whole family, and it’s often more difficult when dealing with teen drug abuse. Whether you’re a parent, close relative or family friend, it’s extremely hard to see a child growing up and turning to drugs. Teens who begin to abuse drugs go through a seemingly illogical…