My name is Paul and I am a Cocaine Addict. I was born in Liverpool, the second son in a family of five boys and one girl. My father was a Liverpool dockworker who used to come home from work via the pub every night. I remember my parents would fight physically, and more often …∞
Understanding the High Functioning Alcoholic: Professional Views and Personal Insights Who is the typical alcoholic among the 12.5 million living in the United States now? Many, if not most of us when asked that question, would envision a skid row bum or someone at least out of work or with little education locked into a …∞
Self-care is about setting boundaries, letting go “Some of us have so many voices in our heads, we could hold group therapy by ourselves,” said Rokelle Lerner, a popular speaker and trainer on relationships, women’s issues, and addicted family systems. This internal chorus is often composed of voices from our family of origin, voices of …∞
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What are physical or medical problems associated with Computer Addiction? Being addicted to the computer also can cause physical discomfort or medical problems such as: Carpal Tunnel syndrome (pain, numbness, and burning in your hands that can radiate up the wrists, elbows, and shoulders) Dry eyes Backaches Severe headaches Eating irregularities, such as skipping meals …∞
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The Dry Drunk can be a problem to themselves and others.
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Image via Wikipedia Alcoholic Insanity An untrue belief held by some alcoholics that they can control their drinking or that somehow, someday they will be able to drink normally – a form of denial. The main text of Alcoholics Anonymous says; “Suddenly the thought crossed my mind that if I were to put an ounce …∞
My name is Michael and I’m a clergy alcoholic in AA I am a Roman Catholic priest, a pastor of souls with the title of monsignor. I am also an alcoholic. A few months ago, I celebrated an anniversary of ordination. A month before that, I celebrated a more important anniversary, my fourth as a …∞
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Enabling is a behaviour that promotes, overlooks or allows an alcoholic to escape from the reality (denial) of their situation. Some Examples of Enabling Behaviors Denying that the drinking or drug use constitutes a primary problem. Avoiding problems and conflicts which might “cause” the dependent to use alcohol or drugs. Minimizing the problems associated with …∞
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Alcoholism is characterized by a preoccupation with alcohol and impaired control over alcohol intake. Alcoholism is a chronic, often progressive disease. Left untreated, alcoholism can be fatal. You may continue to abuse alcohol despite serious adverse health, personal, work-related and financial consequences. Alcoholism usually involves physical dependence on alcohol, but genetic, psychological and social factors …∞
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Steroids (Anabolic-Androgenic) Anabolic-androgenic steroids are man-made substances related to male sex hormones. “Anabolic” refers to muscle-building, and “androgenic” refers to increased masculine characteristics. “Steroids” refers to the class of drugs. These drugs are available legally only by prescription, to treat conditions that occur when the body produces abnormally low amounts of testosterone, such as delayed …∞
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