In an easily understood, beautifully illustrated style, “Daddy’s Disease” helps families to navigate the difficult waters of alcoholism. Tommy doesn’t know why his father doesn’t show up for dinners, or soccer games or why he acts funny sometimes. Tommy thinks it’s because his father doesn’t want to be with him, that he hasn’t been the …∞
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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I didn’t believe really, that it was a disease but looked upon it as more of a moral weakness. Pride made me form this opinion and I felt that. the disease angle was only an excuse put forward by Alcoholics Anonymous of make you feel better for the life you had been living. The fact …∞
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This article merely expresses the viewpoint of one individual and is an effort to express what AA is and what a newcomer can hope to expect from Alcoholics Anonymous AA is a loose-knit group of people who have the same problem – alcoholism. There are many who do not like the sound of that word …∞
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When you love someone who suffers from the disease of addiction you await the phone call. There will be a phone call. The sincere hope is that the call will be from the addict themselves, telling you they’ve had enough, that they’re ready to stop, ready to try something new. Of course though, you fear …∞
SAMHSA announces a working definition of “recovery” from mental disorders and substance use disorders A new working definition of recovery from mental disorders and substance use disorders is being announced by the United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The definition is the product of a year-long effort by SAMHSA and a …∞
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Reconstructing the alcoholic family. World view change in co-dependents, Adult Children of Alcoholics/Al-Anon self-help groups. We examined the processes through which 20 committed members (aged 29-52 yrs) of self-help groups for adult children of alcoholics experience alterations in their perceptions of family of origin. Results suggest that world view transformation in the family of origin …∞
Definition of Sexual problems Sexual problems are defined as difficulty during any stage (desire, arousal, orgasm, and resolution) of the sexual act, which prevents the individual or couple from enjoying sexual activity. These apply equally to heterosexual, gay, lesbian and bisexual people. Development of sexual disorders: Sexual difficulties may begin early in a person’s life, …∞
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My life is better when I act responsibly. I am responsible for myself; my recovery, my well-being, my happiness, all these things are, ultimately, my own responsibility. Anonymous Our Higher Power does not lay claim to our free will. We can choose not to be responsible and make ourselves more miserable by going to new …∞
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There is no clear line between the early and middle stages of alcoholism, but there are several characteristics that mark a new stage of the disease.
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