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“It has often been said of A.A. that we are interested only on alcoholism. That is not true. We have to get over drinking in order to stay alive. But anyone who knows the alcoholic personality by firsthand contact knows that no true alky ever stops drinking permanently without undergoing a profound personality change.” We …∞
Reduced Costs for Participants of Alcoholics Anonymous The people in this study had never sought treatment for alcoholism. A comparison was made between those who wished to attend AA and those who were seeking professional outpatient help. At entry to the study AA participants had less education, less income, more adverse effects of alcohol, a …∞
Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction This, 30-page, full-color booklet explains in layman’s terms how science has revolutionized the understanding of drug addiction as a brain disease that affects behavior. The ‘Science of Addiction’ booklet discusses the reasons people take drugs, why some people become addicted while others do not, how drugs work …∞
My name is George and I’m a Jewish alcoholic in Alcoholics Anonymous A startling, four-color advertising poster appeared some time ago in the New York subways. Staring at the viewer was a “typical Irish cop” about to eat a luscious delicatessen sandwich on Levy’s rye bread, and the legend was “You don’t have to be …∞
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Alcoholism is a disease experienced by the family. Not only is there a significant genetic component that is passed from generation to generation, but the drinking problems of a single family member affect all other family members. The family environment and genetics can perpetuate a vicious and destructive cycle. Many marriages break up over a …∞
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While alcoholics, addicts and co-dependents may know of the effects of alcohol and drugs on their sexuality, in recovery there may be other conditions affecting their sex lives. Here’s the good news, the bad news, and some more good news about sexual health: Most (64 percent of people, according to one recent study) are satisfied …∞
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These are the most popular articles on Recovery Is Sexy over the last 3 months. 10 Masturbation Myths 10 Reasons for Low Libido 12-Step Speaker Tape Links 5 Ways to Please Your Man In Bed A Woman’s Way Through the Twelve Steps A Women’s Sexual Addiction About Recovery is Sexy Addictive Thinking, Stinking Thinking Alcohol …∞
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Research Summary; Women and men appear to have different genetic and environmental risk factors for alcoholism, Reuters reported. A quartet of new family studies on alcoholism show, for example, that while both sexes are more likely to develop alcoholism if they have a history of aggressive behavior in childhood, women who experienced severe physical punishment …∞
My very first drink loosened my previous, ever present inhibitions. Medical school facilitated my growing reliance on this chemical. Six years later, after qualifying, I found an identity to hide behind, at least during the day. I was the all knowing, devoted, and respected professional, who daily appeared red eyed and trembling. But I was …∞
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