I do not have professional experience or any certifications related to addiction recovery or mental health. I am not an authority on these matters, though I make a sincere effort to provide accurate information.

If you are seriously considering giving up alcohol, you should talk with your doctor first to ensure you have the proper tools in hand to do so. This is especially important if withdrawal is a possibility. It’s also a good idea to speak with a mental health counselor to ensure your thoughts, emotions, and any co-occurring conditions are being monitored and cared for.

Those early on in their sobriety are often advised to attend a recovery group that suits their needs – whether that’s AA or something like SMART Recovery, which is more social science-based – as the power of community and speaking with others who have shared experiences can’t be overstated.

Visit the Resources page to find additional tools for support on your recovery path.

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