Some insightful questions to examine possible relationship problems experienced by people in recovery from alcoholism, addiction, co-dependency and Adult Children of Alcoholism (ACOA). I must be “needed” in order to have a relationship with others. I value other’s approval of my thinking, feelings and behaviors over my own. I agree with others so they will …∞
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Try to adopt the following approaches to your alcoholic / addict; 1. Try to learn the facts about alcoholism and other drug addiction. Keep an open mind. 2. Recognize addiction for what it is-a disease of the body, mind, behavior, and spirit from which people can and do recover. Like other diseases, nobody really intends …∞
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Image via Wikipedia Clergy Prevention Handbook NACoA’s latest publication from The Clergy Education and Training Project® is Preventing and Addressing Alcohol and Drug Problems: A Handbook for Clergy. This was prepared with support from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. This handbook provides some basic information on alcoholism …∞
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Teens & Prescription Drugs Rx Danger Zones: The Search Starts at Home Where are teens getting prescription drugs? Teens say they are readily available — in their own homes, from friends or relatives, and online pharmacies. Check these hotspots in your own home and neighborhood, and learn how to safeguard your prescriptions — and your …∞
Two of the most common questions I have been asked by older men new to sobriety is; Will I be able to regain my sexual prowess? And, What changes as men get older? Men in recovery have the same libido as so called ‘normal’ men in their age group. That is provided there is no …∞
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Image via Wikipedia The health impact of anabolic steroids on adolescents Young people may think steroids are safe when they hear of their sports idols taking them. In reality, the risks of steroid use can include serious and irreversible physical effects, as well as mental perils such as severe depression, suicidal thoughts and behaviors, and …∞
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Over the counter analgesics containing codeine The British Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) today announced new advice on over-the-counter (OTC) medicines containing codeine and dihydrocodeine (DHC) to minimise the risk of overuse and addiction. The package of measures include clear and prominently positioned warnings on the label and patient information leaflet (PIL) about …∞
Adolescent Children of Alcoholics: Vulnerable or Resilient? Children of alcoholics (COAs) have been described as both vulnerable and resilient. Although identified as at-risk for mental and physical health problems, chemical dependency, and child abuse and neglect, many go on to lead successful lives. OBJECTIVE: The relationship between COA status and various adolescent risk behaviors, such …∞
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Image via Wikipedia Relapse is a cardinal feature of alcoholism and addiction, and one of the most painful. Most people who struggle with addiction will have one or more relapses – the return to drug use after a drug-free period – during their ongoing attempts to recover. This can be extremely frustrating for patients and …∞
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