The Adult Children of Alcoholics Laundry List These are some characteristics we seem to have in common due to being brought up in an alcoholic household. We became isolated and afraid of people and authority figures. We became approval seekers and lost our identity in the process. We are frightened by angry people and any …∞
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Workaholism or Work Addict? Answer yes or no to each question Is your work very important to you? Do you like things done ‘just right’? Do you tend to see things as black or white, not grey? Are you competitive and often determined to win? Is it important for you to be right? Are you …∞
Alcoholics Anonymous informally refers to the alcoholic who has stopped drinking, but who still demonstrates the same alcoholic attitudes and behaviors, as a “dry drunk.”
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Recovering alcoholics, addicts and co-dependents often switch the witch for the bitch. That is they replace one addiction with another – in this case workaholism. There can be many reasons for this to occur. With workaholism it may start as a sense of guilt of wasting money or time on the first addiction and work …∞
It is very difficult to relax. We often, if not always, feel the need to get just a few more tasks done before we can feel good about ourselves and allow ourselves to relax. When we do complete these tasks we find just a few more that we need to complete, and then a few …∞