I drink, but does that mean I’m addicted? Or do I just like drinking? How do I tell the difference? In a culture where social drinking gilds the periphery of our lives, it’s hard to tell when alcohol moves into the spotlight. The edges between casual drinking and addiction are blurry. But what is casual drinking? What … Read More
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How old were you when you had your first drink? 21? 17? 12? Some people start as early as middle school; they sneak a bottle of alcohol and experiment with a couple of friends. Then they upgrade to the partying, vomiting, fights, embarrassing actions, and escaping before the cops get there . . . Paints a thrilling … Read More
Our founder, Gene Duffy is a living legend, a daily inspiration, and our all-time favorite person to quote. Not long after he became sober, Gene dedicated himself to helping others find freedom and recovery (read Gene’s story). Patrick, a Duffy’s counselor, said, “What I know about Gene Duffy is that he was absolutely passionate about … Read More
Had a little too much last night? Everyone does weird things when they’re drunk. And some of them can be quite embarrassing–perhaps this is why NCADD has declared April as Alcohol Awareness Month. Here are some of the most outrageous and embarrassing stories that happened as a result of alcohol: 1. Stealing a Penguin While enjoying … Read More
Today, more than ever, alcohol affects the economy, raises the nation death toll, and touches the lives of our children—who are our future. Impact their decisions about alcohol use, and you are changing the future.
One weekend. No alcohol. Can you do it? To create public awareness for its Alcohol Awareness Month , the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence extends an open invitation to all Americans to refrain from drinking alcohol during the weekend of April 5th through 7th and calling it their Alcohol-Free Weekend. Why Should I Take the … Read More
Held every April, Alcohol Awareness Month is a national effort to highlight the effects of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems. At Duffy’s, we are passionate about helping those who are struggling with alcohol, so we are excited to participate in this special month on our blog. Who Sponsors Alcohol Awareness Month? The National Council on Alcoholism … Read More
A New Obsession I’ll never forget the first time my friends and I got a case of beer and got drunk together. I loved it. I wanted more. Nothing was ever the same after that because unless there was booze and drugs involved I wanted nothing to do with it. The booze and drugs took … Read More
Though we will forever have the memories of what our lives were like before sobriety, it can be easy to forget the strength of the beast as we become busier, happier, and journey further in recovery. And that’s just what it wants. You see, when we’re too busy or complaisant, we forget the real power of … Read More
Question: Does drinking alcohol cause me to gain weight? Answer: Yes. Drinking any kind of alcoholic beverage will cause you to gain weight. Alcohol slows the rate at which the body burns fat by nearly one third. The body’s fat, which would ordinarily be broken down and sent out of the body, is more likely … Read More