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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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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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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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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