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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Helping Others Helps Alcoholics Stay on the Road to Recovery Participating in community service activities and helping others is not just good for the soul; it has a healing effect that helps alcoholics and other addicts become and stay sober, a researcher from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine reports. In a review article …∞
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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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Brief Twelve Step Facilitation (Brief TSF) is a manual written by a recovered alcoholic and professionally trained therapist. In plain language Brief TSF is complimentary to peer helping by recovering alcoholics, addicts, gamblers and co-dependents. This e-booklet informs and energises with a process to assist identification of problems, break down denial and connect with 12 …∞
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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 …∞
Clues about alcohol related brain damage can be gathered by observing the person’s mood, behaviour, daily functioning and coping skills. Here are some examples of common indicators: Mood changes – anxiety, agitation or depression Behavioural changes – difficult behaviour, acting out, suspicious or paranoid behaviour, withdrawal, inappropriate behaviour Confusion and disorientation Talking excessively about, and …∞
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Those who were helping were significantly less likely to relapse in the year following treatment, independent of the number of AA meetings attended.
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An AA is the fellowship of hot coffee around a table . . . laughter . . . a handshake that says more than a thousand words, An AA is a striving toward humility . . . and a daily effort to know who and what we really are, and what we can become, An …∞
Set a good example From her own experience, a wife thinks it’s important for family and friends not to drink in front of people they’d like to stop drinking. Indeed, one of the common themes in advice to loved ones is to be good role models, setting an example by taking steps like avoiding drinking …∞
Availing Yourself of a Recovery Sponsor in Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12 Step Fellowships From the Alcoholics Anonymous recovery book ‘Living Sober’ Not every A.A. member has had a sponsor. But thousands of us say we would not be alive were it not for the special friendship of one recovered alcoholic in the first months …∞
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