Category: Alcoholism

Alcoholism

Is The Alcoholic Brain Different?

Alcoholic Brain

Drinking on a Monday morning doesn’t make you an alcoholic, but science is working on understanding the thing that does. Alcoholism may be a downer of a topic, but it’s important to understand how addiction is formed and reinforced. As we’ve learned more, the idea behind addiction has changed. In the early 20th century, addiction …

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Alcohol Abuse & Addiction

Alcohol Abuse

Roughly one out of 12 adults suffer from alcohol dependence and just about 10 people die every hour from alcohol-related causes. There are something like 17.5 million adult alcoholics worldwide.  By learning about why some people become alcoholics, what causes addiction and why people become addicted, this number can be made smaller.  Firstly, an alcoholic …

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Alcoholics Anonymous

AA how_it_works

Participation in Alcoholics Anonymous often brings a sense of connectivity, safety and support. Membership in this community can provide an opportunity for an addict to acquire a substitute self-object, filling an unmet need from infancy and childhood. AA may serve as an omnipotent transitional object, an integral ingredient in helping make the transition from ingesting …

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Alcoholic, Dysfunctional & Abusive Families

Malibu Adult Children

People raised in alcoholic, dysfunctional or abusive families usually feel that they are different from other people. Terminal uniqueness is the disease were one feels that “certainly no one is going to understand my behavior or problems. Adults from dysfunctional families are also super responsible or super irresponsible and sometimes both. They become hyper vigilant …

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Defining Addiction

Addісtіоn affects еvеrуbоdу.  It іѕ leading саuѕе of accidental dеаth іn оur ѕосіеtу. Beating аddісtіоn іѕ еxtrеmеlу tough. Thе drugѕ and bеhаvіоrѕ that lеаd tо аddісtіоn hіjасk thе brаіn and wrеаk hаvос іn thе bоdу. Millions of Amеrісаnѕ over the аgе оf 12 are addicted tо alcohol оr оthеr drugѕ.  Yеаrѕ аgо, many people thоught …

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The Dry Drunk

Long-term recovery requires some of the most diligent work of our lives. In addition to not picking up a drink or a drug, we regularly make efforts to improve ourselves. This can seem like a daunting task. One must have faith that if he or she sticks with their program of recovery, they will find …

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