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 …∞
Alcoholics Anonymous, The recovery from alcoholism: Twelve steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. AA is a self-help, volunteer organization begun in the mid-1930s that views alcoholism as a malady, not a defect of will. Its founders, themselves alcoholics, maintained that persons with the malady should completely stop drinking, but they did not concern those who could handle …∞
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FAS is a cluster of four characteristics found in the offspring of mothers who drank during pregnancy, namely; central nervous system dysfunction, abnormal facial features, behavioural deficits, and growth deficiency. FAS affects up to 9.1 of every 1000 babies born, triple that with heavy drinkers. Common cognitive and behavioural problems in children with fetal alcohol …∞
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It’s Not Your Fault! Hi! Are you worried that your Mom or Dad drinks too much or uses drugs? You are right to be concerned— about their safety and health, about what will happen to you, about their embarrassing you or criticizing you unfairly, about breaking promises, about driving under the influence, and about …∞
Woman lives with alcohol-induced dementia Cheryl Thorson remembers well when she started drinking at age 16. But she can’t remember what happened 10 minutes ago. Thorson, 54, of Wausau drank for 27 years after she started in high school, and before she quit, “it was nothing for me to go into a tavern and drink …∞
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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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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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Image via Wikipedia Putting the pieces back together – Ed Grisamore – Macon.com. I met with two women one afternoon last week, and we talked about putting things together. Actually, it was more like putting things back together. A self-repair shop. Carol and Donna are members of Al-Anon. This is why, for confidentiality reasons, I …∞
12-Step Treatment More Effective than Alternative, Study Says Researchers from Stanford University found that a 12-step oriented treatment program that included attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings boosted two-year sobriety rates by 30 percent compared to cognitive-behavioural (CB) programs, the BBC reported Jan. 29. "attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings boosted two-year sobriety rates by 30 percent" Twelve-step oriented …∞
I can’t give you advice, but I can tell you I managed to be a raging alcoholic while holding down an extremely demanding job as a family physician, and I believed that I needed alcohol in order to be able to function. I never touched drugs although obviously I had access to them …………. because …∞
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