Dysfunctional Families; Types, Symptoms and Effect on Children A dysfunctional family is a family in which conflict, misbehaviour and even abuse on the part of individual members of the family occur continually, leading other members to accommodate such actions. Children sometimes grow up in such families with the understanding that such an arrangement is normal. …∞
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People in recovery may experience a sudden drop in their libido. If your erotic life has gone from an all-out sexfest to a G-rated event, you are not alone. While chronic aversion to sex is a serious issue for both men and women, an occasional drop in your sex drive is perfectly normal. According to …∞
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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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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Prescription medications can sneak up on you and lead to addiction. Many celebrities have recently fallen victim to prescription medication addiction and/or overdose. But its not just celebrities that need to be cautious its everyone who takes mood changing, psychoactive or pain medications. Every day medicines hold a punch that may be life changing, life …∞
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We know it can be hard for a person who feels depressed or anxious to discuss how they’re feeling but it is often friends who can provide the most support