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Wet Brain and Delirium Tremens 25 Apr 2018

Wet Brain and Delirium Tremens

In the world of alcohol addiction, there is a real threat of both short term and long term damage that comes along with drinking. Most people are familiar with the liver failure, the throat, stomach, and kidney cancers. However, most…

How Bad Did Your Adolescent Binge Drinking Mess Up Your Brain? 4 Jan 2018

How Bad Did Your Adolescent Binge Drinking Mess Up Your Brain?

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but for all those kiddies and early 20 somethings out there who worry that their drinking may have jacked up their brains, you might be right. The scary warnings from those…

What Happens During Alcohol Withdrawal 3 Nov 2017

What Happens During Alcohol Withdrawal

We have all heard it at meetings, drinking alcohol used to be fun. It starts out for everyone as something that could make us feel confident, funny, coordinated, and sexy. What happens for those of us who are real alcoholics,…

What Happens When You Drink While Pregnant 13 Oct 2017

What Happens When You Drink While Pregnant

It is now commonly understood that drinking while pregnant is one of the worst things that a mother can do to her unborn child. A number of complications that can arise due to alcohol consumption is astounding and as such…

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…

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