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12 Celebrity Recovering Alcoholics

Uncontrollable drinking or compulsive drinking by an individual despite the negative consequences they have incurred. An individual that is psychically dependent on the use of alcohol.

Many faces of alcoholism and addiction exist. Below is a list of celebrities who struggled with alcoholism and are in recovery, plus a quote from each about his or her recovery, admitting to their addiction, and how life has been for them in sobriety. Robin Williams: “It’s hard admitting it, then once you’ve done that,.. read more ?

Most mouthwashes contain alcohol, a LOT of alcohol. For example, the original Listerine formula is almost 27% alcohol (54 Proof) and most mint-flavored mouthwashes are around 22% alcohol.  But drinking mouthwash can be dangerous. Who would drink mouthwash? Although it may not occur to most people to try drinking mouthwash, for some people, it is.. read more ?

  Addiction is a family disease that affects everyone connected to the addict. So what should family and friends do (and not do) when someone they love is addicted?  Addiction is a disease of the body, mind and spirit from which people can and do recover. Like any other disease, no one intends to get.. read more ?

Wet brain is the informal name for a neurological disorder known as Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome.  It is the combined presence of Wernicke’s encephalopathy and Korsakoff’s syndrome. Symptoms of Wet Brain People suffering from Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome typically exhibit the following symptoms: Loss of muscle coordination – staggering, irregular gait – poor coordination – leg tremors Memory issues    .. read more ?

Codependency is a tricky term that is often used in everyday conversation.  Although broader definitions explain the term as a general personality type, one of the original uses of codependency was the idea of a codependent individual having an unhealthy relationship with (often the spouse or child of) an alcoholic or drug addicted person. A.. read more ?

Some holidays are more difficult than others for recovering alcoholics; St.Patrick’s day is often one of those holidays. It was once celebrated as a day to honor the Patron Saint of Ireland, it has evolved into an “all you can drink” party that has little to do with Ireland or St.Patrick at all. In most.. read more ?

When I first got to New Hope Recovery Center, I was no stranger to treatment. I had several attempts with inpatient treatment centers and detox units. At the time I wasn’t sure if I even wanted to be sober, I know I needed to be though. New Hope Recovery Center is where I learned “to.. read more ?