Twelve Steps can help manage various types of chronic illness For more than 75 years, the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous have worked for many people with alcohol and other drug problems. Today, the therapeutic value of the steps extends far beyond the field of addiction. Physicians, therapists and other health care professionals are finding …∞
Objective: In this study, we aimed to research cognitive, behavioural and psychopathological differences between children of fathers with alcohol dependency (ACOA’s) and children of fathers without alcohol dependency (non-ACOA’s). Method of research: A number of psychological tests was performed on 46 children of 34 alcoholic fathers and 36 children of 34 non-alcoholic fathers, between the …∞
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Problems in controlling sexual behavior usually reveal themselves in four distinct stages: Preoccupation: The person continually fantasizes about sexual prospects or situations. Constant sexual focus results in a high level of arousal which can trigger an episode of sexual “acting-out.” Ritualization: A preferred sexual activity or situation is often stereotyped and repetitive, and may include …∞
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Twenty Questions to help identify sexually compulsive actions Sexual addiction can be a problem for people in recovery from alcoholism, gambling, addiction or co-dependency. This can be so whether one is gay, lesbian or straight. These questions may help identify or dismiss the problem. The Twenty Questions Do you frequently experience remorse, depression, or guilt …∞
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Symptoms of a Wounded Spirituality The relationship within our ‘self’ of body, mind and emotions shapes our ability to relate to other people, and to the spiritual power in the universe. Depression, addictions, compulsive behaviour and low self-esteem are but symptoms, signs of a broken relationship within our ‘self’. They are symptoms of a ‘wounded …∞
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Symptoms of getting ready to relapse. Although this is about a relapse into alcoholism, it applies to many other addictions and areas of life, from overeating to relationship, co-dependency and money problems. Learn to recognise the danger signals, your life depends on it. EXHAUSTION – Allowing yourself to become overly tired or in poor health. …∞
10 things lesbians should discuss with health care providers The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) has listed 10 health care concerns lesbians should include in discussions with their physicians or other health care providers. The medical group ranks breast cancer as the top priority. Other necessary topics include depression, gynecological cancer, diet and osteoporosis. …∞
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I encourage everyone IF you really want to see those beautiful changes occurring in ALL your relationships, work the steps!
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Grow Mutual Help Groups Grow offers people organised friendly support through mutual help groups and a 12 Step Program of recovery. People in Grow have experienced many of the symptoms of mental illness; depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and mental and emotional distress. They’ve also had struggles with life. Losses of loved ones and jobs, marriage …∞
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Women in recovery from alcoholism, addiction, gambling, co-dependency and adult children of alcoholism may need to understand and explore their new found libido. This article may help. Your libido is your sexual interest and desire. Loss of libido may be experienced by women before or after menopause and may result in reduced desire and sexual …∞
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