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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“The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous only mention alcohol once, in Step One,”
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 …∞
Clinical Use of Methadone German chemists first produced methadone in the early 20th century and it has been used clinically since the end of World War 1. It is a powerful synthetic opiate like heroin and morphine but without the strong sedative effect. It can substitute for heroin and is widely used by doctors in …∞
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People in recovery are always in danger of switching addictions from alcohol, drugs, gambling or co-dependency. This article may help if one follows the tips before a real addiction develops. I’m not a psychiatrist: if you fear your problem is so serious you need professional help, go out and see one. I’m going to write …∞