People in 12 Step Fellowships need to be aware of the different types of stress that can affect their recovery. What are the different types of stress? Acute stress Acute stress is the most common and most recognizable form of stress, the kind of sudden jolt in which you know exactly why you’re stressed: you …∞
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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is one of the few known preventable causes of mental retardation
For Adult Children of Alcoholics / Addicts and, in fact, all people. Bill of rights I do not have to feel guilty just because someone else does not like what I d0, say, think, or feel. It is OK for me to feel angry and to express it in responsible ways. I do not have …∞
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Are You Burning Out? Many people in recovery from alcoholism, addiction, co-dependency or gambling may get to a point that it all seems just too much or burnout a little in recovery efforts. This can be serious sign on the road to relapse, a bust. This article may help you think about the issues involved. …∞
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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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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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Emotional memories can be suppressed with practice Recovering members of 12-Step fellowships will know that resentment means to ‘refeel’ emotions – over and over and over again. Practicing the program of 12-Steps to recovery, works in ways that remove unwanted feelings. Steps 4 through 9 identify and resolve stressful memories and hence diminishing their power …∞
Researchers Identify Five Alcoholism Subtypes Analyses of a national sample of individuals with alcohol dependence (alcoholism) reveal five distinct subtypes of the disease, according to a study by scientists at the US National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). “Our findings should help dispel the popular …∞
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SMART Recovery® (Self-Management And Recovery Training) SMART Recovery® is an international non-profit organization that offers free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups for abstaining from any substance or activity addiction. Donations are requested by passing a hat at meetings. SMART Recovery® helps people recover from all types of addictive behaviors, including: alcoholism, drug abuse, substance abuse, …∞
Psychopathological symptoms and personality traits in alcohol-dependent patients: a comparative study. The aim of this paper was to describe the psychopathological and personality profile associated with alcohol dependence and to compare it with those of non-addictive disorders and the normal population. The sample consisted of 158 alcohol-dependent participants attending a psychiatric outpatient clinic, 120 psychiatric …∞
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