Tag: addiction

5 Ways To Get An Alcoholic Into Treatment

Family and friends need to act before it’s too late Without help, most alcoholics cannot permanently quit drinking. A combination of factors works to imprison the alcoholic with their addiction….

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Alcoholics Anonymous

What it is and what it is not Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a vast organisation with representatives and groups in virtually every community in the country and throughout the world….

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The Science Of Craving

Why stopping and staying stopped is difficult for alcoholics “I need a drink.” Every alcoholic understands the overbearing demand of that statement. And we have heard that statement so often….

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Fears In Addiction Recovery

How to deal with common fears in recovery  When we were drinking or chasing any other high during our active addiction, fears were an intrinsic part of our lives. We…

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The Early Stages Of Alcoholism

Alcoholism differs from virtually every other disease process in that it begins with symptoms indicating an improvement in functioning. In the earlier stages of the disease, the symptoms make sense…

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Alcohol and Your Central Nervous System

Apart from other areas, alcoholism negatively impacts the CNS Alcohol is toxic and overdrinking damages all parts of the alcoholic’s life. Their brain, liver, gastrointestinal system and heart are affected…

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Alcoholism and Suicide

The risk factors increase dramatically for alcoholics Suicide is often described as “a permanent solution to a temporary problem.” For chronic alcoholics, whose brain cells cry out day and night…

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Alcohol- A Matter Of The Heart

An emotional, social and physical connection between alcohol and your heart Drinking alcohol is associated with aggressive behaviour, accidents and several health problems. Yet many people choose to drink socially…

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How Bad Is Alcohol For Your Liver?

The third leading cause of premature death in the UK is liver disease Apart from the adverse psychological, social and financial damage caused by prolonged use of alcohol, physical problems…

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Alcohol And Loss Of Control

Can alcoholics achieve “controlled drinking”? “One drink from a drunk,” the AA saying goes. The adage is not meant to be taken literally, for alcoholics can and often exercise amazing…

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How to Cope with Loss in Recovery

Pain and loss often accompany addiction recovery  At first, recovery from addiction may promise that all trials are behind us.  The gift of recovery appears to bring all the things…

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Keeping it Simple and Learning to Wait

How perspective and patience help us stay sober Albert Einstein developed great mathematical theories long before the days of computers. However, he was given a special room compromised almost entirely…

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Are you not enjoying your work?

Find a purpose! Have you heard of the dabbawalas of Mumbai? These are about 5,000 men and women, primarily illiterate, who deliver over 200,000 lunch boxes to office-goers in the…

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Humility in Twelve Step Programs

How it leads to a fuller life Humility is a characteristic of the Twelve Step program and touches on each of the twelve steps.   However, if we look at the Twelve Steps as a…

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Statins and Alcohol: a deadly mix?

NHS has issued a serious warning about drinking alcohol and taking statins Heart disease in the UK Heart and circulatory disease are much more prevalent than you might think. It…

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Alcohol – How much is too much?

Drinking any amount of alcohol causes brain damage: Study According to a new study, there is no such thing as a “safe” level of drinking. Scientists say that increased alcohol…

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Why Is Alcohol So Addictive?

Addictions can take several forms. An addiction is defined by continuing to do something repeatedly despite adverse consequences. For instance, continuing to drink in the face of losing a job,…

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Now I Have Choices

I was born into a regular family and always felt that my real troubles did not start until high school. I found it hard to fit in and was bullied,…

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Alcoholism in the UK

If you feel you are in trouble with your drinking, or your consumption of alcohol has reached a point where it troubles you or your loved ones, you may be…

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