Alcoholics should avoid excessive physical and emotional stress during early abstinence. Researchers have found that an important system (The HPA axis) of the body that regulates stress, hunger and illness is “stunned” during alcoholic drinking. The researchers tested alcoholics in early recovery (less than 12 months) and found that the HPA axis recovers after about …∞
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Recovery or abstinence means that stress is experienced in raw form without the anethitising effect of alcohol, drugs or relationship dynamics
What is A.A.? Alcoholics Anonymous is a voluntary, worldwide fellowship of men and women from all walks of life who meet together to attain and maintain sobriety. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership. Current Membership It is estimated that there are …∞
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Predictors of relapse in 300 Brazilian alcoholic patients: a 6-month follow-up study. Three hundred alcoholic patients were interviewed at hospitalisation and again 3 and 6 months thereafter in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Assessment included mental disorders, a questionnaire focusing on patient relationship with Alcoholics Anonymous groups, and questions about participation in psychotherapy. An analysis was performed …∞
I, along with many, many others who have at one time been through the ‘harm reduction’ method, found that it only brought us right back to our ‘drug of choice’.
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In the Sober Kitchen by Liz Scott So, what exactly do we mean by a “sober kitchen?” Although it means much more than merely removing alcohol containing ingredients from our cupboards and fridge, striving for an alcohol-free kitchen is definitely a good place to start. Why is this important? Because contrary to the old wives’ …∞
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Research proves that abstinence from alcohol is the best choice for alcoholics.
What are drug addicts looking for in treatment; abstinence or harm reduction? In this research we looked at drug users’ aspirations from treatment and consider whether addicts are looking to treatment to ‘reduce’ their risk behavior or to become ‘abstinent’ from their drug use. The research is based on interviews using a core schedule with …∞
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Freedom is what recovery is all about. Not only are we free from addictive behavior, but we are free to become who we are and enjoy all that life has to offer. We may not hear bands playing and see fireworks every day, but we will know a new dimension of peace and serenity. Although …∞
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