Tag Archives: Alcoholic

Why Do We Drink Alcohol?

Alcohol is one of the world’s most popular and accessible drugs. The ubiquity of alcohol consumption, however, belies the major health risks associated with alcohol abuse. In 2012 alone, according to the World Health Organization, alcohol abuse was responsible for over 3.3 million deaths across the globe. The dangers of alcoholism are numerous and pervasive. […]

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Tackle Your Drug and Alcohol Addiction

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Let’s face it: admitting that you or a loved one has a drug or alcohol problem is terrifying. You find yourself not knowing what to do, where to go or what questions to ask. The truth is, you are not alone in this battle, and there is hope. It’s time to tackle your addiction once […]

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Tips for Staying Sober this Fourth of July

The day America celebrates its independence, The Fourth of July, is traditionally a day associated with barbecuing, fireworks and drinking. For those in recovery, especially early on, it can be a particularly difficult holiday to celebrate and enjoy in a safe and sober manner. Reminiscing on past times of drinking and revelry on The Fourth […]

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The Costly Impact of Alcohol Poisoning and Excessive Drinking

Which age group is more likely to die from alcohol poisoning due to excessive drinking? Is it teenagers to young adults aged 15-24, young adults aged 25-34, or adults aged 35-64? With a culture of underage drinking and binge drinking in college, one might think the answer is teens to young adults. While this population […]

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Are Al-Anon and Alateen Support Groups for Me?

Al-Anon And AlaTeen Groups Help Those Coping With Substance Abuse Close To Home Support groups are a vital part of the recovery system. Addiction is a disease, and it’s much harder to recover in isolation. Support group programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (Al-Anon) and Alateen exist to allow those struggling with addiction – either personally or […]

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DUI: A Catalyst For Change

By Rick Hutchinson It is an unfortunate reality that those who struggle with addictions sometimes find themselves in unpleasant situations. Impaired ability to make decisions caused by addiction often results in severe consequences. When those impaired decisions endanger others, the results can be devastating. In my practice, I regularly see clients for whom a DUI […]

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The Difference Between Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Have you ever wondered if someone is just abusing alcohol or if they are an alcoholic? And if so, what is the difference? Doctor’s Warning: No one who drinks heavily should ever attempt to quit “cold turkey” Attempting to quit drinking without a proper medical detox can result in seizures, stroke, cardiac arrest and death. […]

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How Does Someone Become Addicted?

Addiction doesn’t happen overnight. Although some people are more susceptible to becoming addicted than others, addiction can strike anyone, from any background. Scientists are not completely sure how or why certain people become addicts, while others can maintain some type of control over drugs and alcohol. Scientists agree, however, that addiction is a process. Addicts […]

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Breaking Up With A Sponsor Is Hard To Do

Sponsorship is a key element in the Recovery Process. The sponsor is supposed to take a sponsee through the twelve steps. I have found it’s best to enlist the help of a sponsor who not only has a great deal of time sober, but who has had a great deal of experience working on character defects. […]

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