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Category Archives: Alcohol Abuse

Depression and Alcoholism 26 May 2017

Depression and Alcoholism

It is statistically proven that depression rates are higher among people who suffer from alcoholism and addiction. So much so, in fact, that there are entire treatment centers and rehabilitation facilities that are geared specifically towards people who suffer from…

Where’s the Line Between an Alcoholic and a Heavy Drinker? 18 May 2017

Where’s the Line Between an Alcoholic and a Heavy Drinker?

Until the day comes when we finally find ourselves gracing the seats of an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, it can be easy to call other people alcoholics or to joke about being one without actually understanding what it means. I used…

Why Controlled Drinking Never Works 12 May 2017

Why Controlled Drinking Never Works

The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous puts it simply; “Physicians who are familiar with alcoholism agree there is no such thing as making a normal drinker out of an alcoholic.” page 31. Yet, this is the common idea of the…

How Quickly Does it Take to Get Addicted to Drugs? 17 Apr 2017

How Quickly Does it Take to Get Addicted to Drugs?

“Though there is no way of proving it, we believe that early in our drinking (and drugging) careers most of could have stopped drinking. But the difficulty is that few alcoholics have enough desire to stop while there is yet…

Think You Have a Problem? Take Our Addiction Quiz to Learn More 10 Feb 2017

Think You Have a Problem? Take Our Addiction Quiz to Learn More

If you or a loved one has been struggling with a potential drug or alcohol addiction, it may be hard to differentiate the truth from the false. Addiction is a malevolent predator, that promotes secrecy, denial, guilt, shame, and fear….

Alcoholism: The Disease of More 16 Jan 2017

Alcoholism: The Disease of More

I never realized before I came into the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous that I was an alcoholic, and I never even knew what an alcoholic really meant. When I heard the word, I always pictured a homeless old man, toothless…

The Great Obsession of Every Abnormal Drinker 14 Dec 2016

The Great Obsession of Every Abnormal Drinker

When we come into the rooms of Alcoholics or Narcotics Anonymous, many of us aren’t entirely sure that we fall into the category of full-blown alcoholic or addict. On the contrary, I was damn sure that I didn’t have an issue…

Why You Can Never Make A Normal Drinker Out Of An Alcoholic 26 Aug 2016

Why You Can Never Make A Normal Drinker Out Of An Alcoholic

“The idea that somehow, someday he will control and enjoy his drinking is the great obsession of every abnormal drinker… Many pursue it into the gates of insanity or death.”    page 30, Alcoholics Anonymous The definition of alcoholism centers…

Therapy Profiles: What is Animal Assisted Therapy? 28 Sep 2015

Therapy Profiles: What is Animal Assisted Therapy?

Holistic drug treatment provides those who are struggling with substance abuse different options to help them understand and move past their addiction. The therapies and other programs these treatment centers provide not only addresses the physical aspects of their addiction, it…

What are the 4 Stages of Alcoholism? 20 Jan 2015

What are the 4 Stages of Alcoholism?

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, approximately 18 million American have been diagnosed with alcohol disorders. Alcohol abuse is a disorder that is gradual, not something that happens instantly. Being aware of the symptoms and signs…