Tag: alcohol


Drugging, drinking, and grasping at straw

The real power drugs hold is how they make the user accept magical thinking as real In the 16th century, Sir Thomas More originated the idiom ‘grasping at straws’.  In actuality, the lawyer, philosopher, and Roman Catholic saint was referring…


Alcohol: America’s elephant in the room

America’s myopic view on alcohol, its unanimous drug of choice, unravels all efforts to make healthcare affordable. The view creates drug crises, like the opioid one the country is mired in. It shortens life expectancy, smothers productivity, and snuffs out lives.…


The Perfect Storm that Causes Addiction

People who suffer from addiction aren’t born that way, it’s a problem acquired and it happens through a perfect storm of events. Addicts are mixed up emotionally, psychologically, mentally and physically. There is a perfect recipe for creating an addict…


Five Ways to Talk Yourself Out of Drinking

One of the biggest things someone with an alcohol problem tells themselves is that they can still engage in drinking alcohol and there won’t be any problems. However, there is no way someone who is addicted to alcohol can control…


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…


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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