What happens to your anxiety when you reduce or stop drinking, smoking or using? What happens to your alcohol, tobacco and other drug use when you feel anxious? In recovery what anxiety symptoms do you experience? When? Where? ANXIETY AND SUBSTANCE USE — Sometimes people use alcohol, tobacco or other drugs to cope with their …∞
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Image via Wikipedia “We must become the change we want to see.” Mahatma Gandhi Top Ten Reasons for Change Resistance, Rebellion or Objection. In alcoholics, addicts or co-dependents these may be deliberate or subconscious – part of the denial syndrome. THE RISK OF CHANGE IS SEEN AS GREATER THAN THE RISK OF STANDING STILL PEOPLE …∞
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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Dual Recovery Anonymous has offered me what I had lost or been unable to find in my sobriety. It offers me believable hope and steps to apply to both my chemical dependency and my psychiatric illnesses. It also offers me a way to heal the emotional and psychic damage that I experienced as a result …∞
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Bipolar and Pregnant The first book to tackle one of the leading concerns of women with manic depression and related disorders You have bipolar disorder and want to start a family. There is so much to know and manage when thinking about becoming pregnant and having an optimal pregnancy and postpartum period. What are the …∞
This book is designed to help people with dual substance abuse and mental health problems.
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This list of websites presents hundreds of free MP3 downloadable tracks from; Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-anon, Gamblers Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous, radio podcasts, Cocaine Anonymous, Debtors Anonymous, Marijuana Anonymous, Sexaholics Anonymous and Sex Addicts Anonymous. Special subjects include the Founders of AA and Al-anon, gay, lesbian, singles, Joe and Charlie, Big Book study and various …∞
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The impact of stress does not cease once an alcoholic stops drinking. [Stress and Alcoholism] NB; This article is a bit technical, but as it covers the latest research (2013) and it provides important data about stress and alcoholism. Newly sober alcoholics often relapse to drinking to alleviate the symptoms of withdrawal, such as alcohol …∞
“There are many different paths that lead to depression and equally as many paths that can be taken to wellness,”
Grow Mutual Help Groups Grow offers people organised friendly support through mutual help groups and a 12 Step Program of recovery. People in Grow have experienced many of the symptoms of mental illness; depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and mental and emotional distress. They’ve also had struggles with life. Losses of loved ones and jobs, marriage …∞
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