My name is Joe and I am a big drunk, I am clean and sober by the grace of God and the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. Gosh, I have been living with the Triple AAA, alcoholism and AIDS, and thank God for my medication, and for those of you who told me that I need …∞
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Everything You Need to Know about Chemical Dependence: Vernon Johnson’s Complete Guide for Families Alcohol Heroin Amphetamines Tobacco Inhalants Cocaine Marijuana Medications By Vernon E. Johnson, D.D., founder of the Johnson Institute. Former faculty member of Rutgers University Summer School for Alcohol Studies Dr. Johnson compiled the most popular Johnson Institute literature on chemical …∞
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Anyone at any age can have a drinking problem. Great Uncle George may have always liked his liquor, so his family may not see that his drinking behavior is getting worse as he gets older. Grandma Betty was a teetotaller all her life – she started having a drink each night to help her get …∞
Image via Wikipedia Prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines can help cure diseases and make you feel better. But it is important to use medicines carefully. Risks All medicines carry some risk. Your body can have a mild reaction to a medicine, like a minor rash, or a serious allergic reaction. Often, these reactions are unexpected. …∞
Incidence of sexual dysfunction associated with antidepressants This research is presented here to assist people in recovery from alcoholism, addiction and co-dependency but applies to every person. The research is not solid evidence that this will happen to you but it does give an indication of the risk of sexual dysfunction. Please remember; Some of …∞
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People in recovery from addiction and alcoholism need to be wary of pain and pain medications.
This has been my experience with Benzodiazapines. I was prescribed the benzodiazepine drug Ativan by a psychiatrist for some depression I was having due to a physical attack I had at work. I was not seeking drugs, I just wanted someone to talk to. He suggested I should really try Ativan, they wouldn’t do anything …∞
Alcohol damages the brain and some alcoholics may have memory problems. Below – Areas of the brain potentially damaged by alcohol and the faculty affected. Alcoholics with moderate to severe alcohol related brain injury (ABI) are often assisted by professional healthcare workers, others may need to use self-help strategies. Many people – with or without …∞
Many people want and need to be close to others as they grow older. This includes the desire to continue an active, satisfying sex life as they grow older. But, with aging, there may be changes that can cause problems. This can be more critical for people in recovery from alcoholism, addiction, co-dependency, ACOA, gambling …∞
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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 …∞