Alcoholism

Is there a 12 Step Program for Depression When Addicted to Alcohol?

Yes, there is a 12 step program for depression when you are addicted to alcohol. There are 12 step programs that focus more on the alcohol addiction, 12 step programs that focus on depression, and 12 step programs that split their focus between both. 12 Step Programs for Alcohol Addiction The traditional 12 step programs ….

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Can you Cure Addiction Using the 12 Steps?

Grappling with an addiction is hard work. The more that it grows, the more preoccupied you become with it, the more it takes over your reality, and the more you find yourself facing negative consequences in every aspect of your life. It is probably one of the worst feelings you have ever had to endure. ….

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12 Signs You’re Ready to Get Sober

You are probably ready to get sober, but if you are on the fence about it, the following 12 signs should help you to make up your mind. When you are ready to take that step, a 12 step group is an invaluable resource. Call to connect with experts who can answer questions and guide ….

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4 Myths About The Elderly And Substance Abuse

When someone tries to picture what a person with substance abuse looks like, most think of someone who is young, possibly even a teenager. Rarely do people think that the elderly would be associated with substance abuse, but it can be quite common. The NCBI states that substance abuse is becoming more and more prevalent ….

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15 Reasons to Go to a Meeting Today

According to the Alcoholics Anonymous website, you can go to meetings any time you feel the need to. Returning to meetings after an absence can prevent a relapse. There are many reasons why you should go to a meeting as soon as you notice any of these things. 1. You Find Yourself Craving Drugs or ….

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The Reality of Binge Drinking

Although many people do not consider binge drinking a form of alcoholism, the Centers for Disease Control considers it one of the most common forms of this disease. Additionally, binge drinking is one of the most common forms of drinking in general. Although many people do not know what binge drinking is it is a ….

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How to Beat the Post Holiday Blues without Turning to Alcohol

The post holiday blues are a very real thing. The letdown after the holidays can cause depression, anxiety, and stress. All of these are triggers for turning to alcohol. In fact according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, these stressors are the reason most people relapse into alcohol and drug use. Fortunately, there are ….

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HAMS an Alternative to 12 Step Programs?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, no one specific treatment works for every person addicted to a substance. Although 12 Step programs are one of the most popular community based programs available, there are alternatives for those who do not subscribe to the 12 Step philosophies. One of these is the HAMS harm ….

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Family Roles in Alcohol Addiction

According to the National Institute of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, families of alcoholics are heavily affected by alcohol use and abuse. Unfortunately, during the cycle of alcoholism a family will develop certain classic roles. These roles were mapped when alcoholism was first considered a disease. These family roles evolve slowly as the alcohol use or ….

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