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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…And Another Reason to Stay Sober

   Sadly — and, of course, this is my opinion only and therefore right — newcomers in any 12-step program can be so inundated with “how to stay clean and sober” messages, they miss all the good stuff. And so,…

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The Warning Signs of an Alcohol Problem

Even if a problem came with huge warning signs, it probably still wouldn’t be a deterrent to some people intent on drinking alcohol. The trouble with warning signs is that people will continue doing what they want to do, despite…

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Genetics and Alcoholism

Alcoholism can be passed on from parent to child, but not in the same way as Alzheimer’s or cancer. Do you wonder how exactly this happens? We all have some basic concept of genetics through biology class, so we know…

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Is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome a Hidden Epidemic?

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is shrouded in stigma and misdiagnoses, but it effects a large number of American women, particularly those in poorer communities. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is on the far end of the broad spectrum of many different symptoms. The…

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How to Resist the Temptation to Drink at a Party

“What happens to you when you drink? You can’t stop?” Questions such as these aren’t meant to pressure or make someone uncomfortable, but they can be difficult to deal with for someone with a drinking problem. Sometimes, a person in…

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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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