Sleep problems – real and perceived – get in the way of alcoholism recovery Alcoholics should discuss and address sleep issues as part of recovery. The first few months of recovery from an alcohol problem are hard enough. But they’re often made worse by serious sleep problems, caused by the loss of alcohol’s sedative effects, …∞
Being dependent on others almost comes natural when we are in a state of confusion. We seek others opinions, beliefs, and advice. What others say, if we place them in a position of authority, becomes “The Word.” Unfortunately, the advice and opinion of the other person, is really a form of “approval” that we seek. …∞
Reduced Costs for Participants of Alcoholics Anonymous The people in this study had never sought treatment for alcoholism. A comparison was made between those who wished to attend AA and those who were seeking professional outpatient help. At entry to the study AA participants had less education, less income, more adverse effects of alcohol, a …∞
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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Everyday people in recovery often turn to support groups or an Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) sponsor when they face a possible relapse, but some celebrities and other wealthy addicts are turning to paid “sober companions” to help maintain their sobriety, the New York Times reported April 15. Sober companions like Ronnie Kaplan, a former addict and …∞
Alcoholism is a disease experienced by the family. Not only is there a significant genetic component that is passed from generation to generation, but the drinking problems of a single family member affect all other family members. The family environment and genetics can perpetuate a vicious and destructive cycle. Many marriages break up over a …∞
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How does Alcoholism respond to Environment? We know sobriety responds to environment from the fact that mixing with sober people will encourage sobriety. Therefore it follows’ that moving into surroundings of alcoholic behaviour environment will incline to lead to a reversion in thinking and cause a possible relapse to the AA member. Whilst drinking the …∞
H.A.L.T., S.A.F.E., F.I.N.E. and M.S.G.-B. The emotions of addiction are danger signs or triggers to relapse or addictive behaviour. Enhance your recovery by keeping one or more of these acronyms in mind. – - – H.A.L.T. It is a danger sign when we are feeling Hungry, Angry, Lonely, or Tired. – S.A.F.E It is also …∞
My very first drink loosened my previous, ever present inhibitions. Medical school facilitated my growing reliance on this chemical. Six years later, after qualifying, I found an identity to hide behind, at least during the day. I was the all knowing, devoted, and respected professional, who daily appeared red eyed and trembling. But I was …∞
“We are like men who have lost their legs; they never grow new ones. Neither does there appear to be any kind of treatment which will make alcoholics of our kind like other men. We have tried every imaginable remedy. In some instances there has been brief recovery, followed by a still worse relapse. Physicians …∞
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