Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction This, 30-page, full-color booklet explains in layman’s terms how science has revolutionized the understanding of drug addiction as a brain disease that affects behavior. The ‘Science of Addiction’ booklet discusses the reasons people take drugs, why some people become addicted while others do not, how drugs work …∞
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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The Disease of Alcoholism There are, and have been, many theories about alcoholism. The most prevailing theory, and now most commonly accepted, is called the Disease Model. Its basic tenets are that alcoholism is a disease with recognizable symptoms, causes, and methods of treatment. In addition, there are several stages of the disease which are …∞
I didn’t cause alcoholism, I can’t control it and I can’t cure it,
This is a bit like the picture at left – can you see other faces in the flowers and the disease of alcoholism? Understand the nature of the chemical alcohol, how alcohol affects the alcoholic and the non-alcoholic in different ways, and why the alcoholic continues to drink when drinking is obviously harming them. Learn …∞
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Understanding alcohol abuse and alcoholism can be a key step in solving drinking problems Some people worry about their alcohol use but are not convinced that they need help. Friends or relatives might express their concern–”You have a drinking problem.” But often that well-intentioned statement fails to define the issue or suggest a clear solution. …∞
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US Government Bill Labels Addiction as a Disease The Recognizing Addiction as a Disease Act of 2007, sponsored by Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del.), seeks to literally rewrite the federal government’s language regarding addiction and recovery, ABC News reported Aug. 3. The legislation calls for renaming the National Institute on Drug Abuse as the “National Institute …∞
Brief Twelve Step Facilitation (Brief TSF) is a manual written by a recovered alcoholic and professionally trained therapist. In plain language Brief TSF is complimentary to peer helping by recovering alcoholics, addicts, gamblers and co-dependents. This e-booklet informs and energises with a process to assist identification of problems, break down denial and connect with 12 …∞
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It applies equally for the co-dependents of addiction, compulsive gambling and overeaters. “Alcoholism is a family disease. Living with the effects of someone else’s drinking is too devastating for most people to bear without help. “In Al-Anon we learn individuals are not responsible for another person’s disease or recovery from it. “We let go of …∞
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Cocoa, but Not Tea, Lowers Blood Pressure People in recovery may suddenly find themselves more aware and willing to take care of their bodies. Here is one helpful hint. More happy justification for chocolate lovers: blood pressure responds favorably to cocoa, but not tea, a new analysis suggests. Authors of the study say that while …∞
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