Category: Alcoholism

Alcoholism

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

Define Addiction Treatment Malibu

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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Process Addictions

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  Process addictions occur when someone becomes addicted to a rewarding behaviour that does not involve an addictive substance, such as gambling, sex, or eating. Sometimes referred to as behavioural addictions, or compulsive behaviours, process addictions involve compulsion to perform an action despite negative consequences. In this way people can suffer from dependence on certain …

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The Dry Drunk

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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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Alcoholism

Alcoholism Treatment

Thоugh it’s legal, аlсоhоl іѕ іndееd a drug and a vеrу аddісtіvе, роwеrful drug аt that.  Alсоhоl is a dерrеѕѕаnt thаt ѕlоwѕ thе brаіn аnd bоdу, аnd can rеѕult іn harmful consequences if tоо much оf the ѕubѕtаnсе іѕ соnѕumеd аt аnу gіvеn tіmе.  Alcohol аbuѕе differs frоm alcoholism, іn thаt a реrѕоn саn аbuѕе …

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Psychology & AA

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Participation in AA often brings a sense of connectivity, safety, and support. Membership in this community can provide an opportunity for an addict to acquire a substitute selfobject, 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 self-soothing …

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