Individual drinking habits may be found on a continuum from responsible drinking through alcohol abuse to alcoholism, or physical dependence. There are many signs that may point to an alcohol problem. Drunkenness on its own or solitary drinking does not necessarily indicate alcoholism. The questionnaire will be meaningful to you only if you are honest …∞
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The Dark Side of Goal-Setting. It’s worth bearing in mind the dark side of goal-setting so that you don’t stray from your overall aims. Goals can be useful, but they shouldn’t be too inflexible. Too specific: It’s easy to get stuck on a goal that’s too specific and lose sight of the overall aim. Goals …∞
Anxiety is experienced by all people, it is a normal reaction to stress, conflict, fear, change, threat, & etc or more usually there is no apparent reason for it to occur. When a person becomes aware, conscious or subconscious, that something is wrong or different, anxiety is triggered. But remember the actual cause may not …∞
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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
For most people in today’s world, stress is a fact of life. In recovery it is especially true. Although it is impossible to eliminate all stress from daily life, it is possible to control the effect that stress has on the body and the mind. The first step in managing stress is to become aware …∞
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For most people in today’s world, stress is a fact of life. In recovery from substance abuse or codependency it is especially true. Although it is impossible to eliminate all stress from daily life, it is possible to control the effect that stress has on the body & the mind. The first step in managing …∞
Physician heals others as he heals himself It’s hard to ask for help when you’re the doctor, but being a doctor doesn’t mean you’re immune to mental illness and addiction. The story of a Warkworth physician illustrates this fact. But the ‘Courage To Come Back Award’ Michael Kaufmann recently received from the Canadian Association of …∞
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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 …∞
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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