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Social Anxiety without the “Social Lubricant”

Social Anxiety without the “Social Lubricant”

In our culture it is so easy to make alcohol – or any other substance – into a “social lubricant.” We can get used to thinking we need a drink just to be okay with being around people, especially if we don’t know them well. Here are some ways to make friends while...
Relapse Prevention and Abstinence Self–Efficacy

Relapse Prevention and Abstinence Self–Efficacy

Some researchers in the field of addictive behaviors have focused on the concept of “Abstinence self–efficacy”, which is defined as the confidence to abstain from using alcohol or drugs in different situations. Multiple research studies have identified...