Category: Alcoholism

An addiction to the consumption of alcoholic liquor or the mental illness and compulsive behavior resulting from alcohol dependency.

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Alcohol, addiction, education… and the barbarians at the gate

Archaic, or ancient, Greece saw unequaled advances in art, medicine, poetry, science, technology, and philosophy. Before this period, around 800 BCE, people lived scattered in small farming villages. Around 1,000 BCE, villages grew. People became closer. Some villages built walls.…

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Addiction recovery’s low, low admission price: Own your $#1+!

Admission. Great noun. It means two related things when it comes to addiction recovery:  A) The right to enter, and B) a voluntary acknowledgment/concession of a fact or truth. There is no A) without B) in our family. Caveat: Most…

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An addiction is anything you have to hide

A many-faceted challenge for families, interventionists, and other addiction pros alike is defining an addiction. We have textbook definitions. We have tests. But when it comes down to addressing the addiction with an addict in denial that he or she…

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Dime-store addiction doctoring in the weed and web era

  Addiction treatment professionals are forever up against clients who ‘heard’ things from friends or at the tables in self-help groups or read on the internet. Here are a few of the more common: I can smoke weed: I’m alcoholic/heroin…

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Seven for 2017: Why the New Year will be the year of the Pandemic

Much of the decade leading up to 2017 has been characterized by the so-called Opioid Epidemic. For the final 1,000 or so days of the decade, America will continue to gain ground against painkiller and heroin deaths. However, 2017 will…

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Why We Need to Have Standards of Care in Our Treatment of Addiction

Why No Basic Standard of Care? I read an article recently on The Influence Website, that posed the question, why is there still no basic standard for medical care of addiction? I guess it is something that I haven’t really…

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How Men and Women Differ in Their Responses to Alcoholism and Addiction

Alcoholism and addiction are in many ways the great equalizer These illnesses do not discriminate among gender, race, or culture and they affect people from every walk of life all over the world. That being said though the way that…

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The A-Files, Alcohol A-Z for Alcohol Awareness Month: Heart Health

(view online article) Twenty-six episodes of ‘The A-Files’ will run throughout Alcohol Awareness Month on YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, Alcohologist.com andAddictedMinds.com, among other web and social media sites. Episode H looks at the myth that drinking has heart-health benefits.  Even a…

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Alcohol and How It’s Affects The Heart

Twenty-six episodes of ‘The A-Files’ will run throughout Alcohol Awareness Month on YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, Alcohologist.com and AddictedMinds.com, among other web and social media sites. Episode H looks at the myth that drinking has heart-health benefits. Even a single glass of…

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The A-Files, Alcohol A-Z for Alcohol Awareness Month: Genetics

(View online article) Twenty-six episodes of ‘The A-Files’ will run throughout Alcohol Awareness Month on YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, Alcohologist.com andAddictedMinds.com, among other web and social media sites. Episode G looks at the genetics underlying alcohol use disorders. Genes influence the…

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