man out by a lake taking a break from jogging asking himself what is a high-functioning alcoholic

What Is a High-Functioning Alcoholic?

One common myth about alcoholism is that its signs are obvious. Many people think the lives of alcoholics are in complete disarray, but that’s not always the case. What is a high-functioning alcoholic? A functioning alcoholic is physically and/or psychologically dependent on alcohol but can pretty much function as normal. Think about it like depression.…

man talking with sponsor after learning how to find a sponsor for a 12-step program

How to Find a Sponsor: 12-Step Program

If you’ve ever attended a 12-Step group such as Alcoholics Anonymous® (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), or Crystal Meth Anonymous® (CMA), you’ve probably heard of sponsors. A sponsor is someone who’s been addicted to alcohol or drugs and worked through the 12 Steps. They’ve maintained sobriety successfully, usually for at least a year, and they’re a…

A woman hangs ornaments on a tree as she enjoys sober holidays

Enjoying Sober Holidays

If you are struggling with alcohol addiction, and you have decided you wish to stop drinking altogether, the thought of getting through the holidays is likely to be a concern. The time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s tends to be a time when alcohol consumption increases for many people. With celebrations in place, alcohol seems to be…