Alcoholism

Loving Him Into Rehab

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Do you love him so much that you are willing to get him into rehab?

When you have a partner, spouse, family member or friend who is suffering from substance dependence or addiction, we often find ourselves wanting to keep them from harm and protect them even from themselves. We try to keep them clean and healthy, buy them medicine when they get sick, cover up their unpaid bills, support them when they lose their jobs, and help them if they get into any legal trouble.

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The Cost of Addiction for Pregnant Women

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When you’re pregnant, you’re not just eating for two. You’re drinking, breathing, and living for two. Therefore, it is very important to carefully consider the things that you give your body and eventually your baby. So when you eat junk, your baby eats junk too. When you smoke or drink, your baby receives traces of nicotine and alcohol too. And when you take illegal drugs, your baby gets affected as well.

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Flickr Photo/Venessa Nina

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Addiction is a Rollercoaster: The Jellinek Curve

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Having a full understanding of how addiction progresses can open the door to insights on how to ultimately break the cycle.

The recovery and rehabilitation community has long been on the search to understand the dynamics and root cause of substance abuse. Throughout the decades, one of the most widely known theories to explain substance abuse and how it progresses is represented in a visual arc known as the Jellinek Curve.

Infographic courtesy of www.watershed.com.
Infographic courtesy of http://www.watershed.com.

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Alcoholics Hiding in Plain Sight

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Alcohol can be confusing. It can be highly addictive for some, while there are others who can drink every weekend and still maintain safe drinking boundaries. In this case, alcohol is selectively addictive.

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Is Your Loved One Addicted to Alcohol?

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We all know that one person who always has a little too much to drink. Or maybe that’s you, or someone dear to you. Are they in the brink of being addicted to alcohol? Here we discuss the signs and symptoms as well as the dangerous withdrawal symptoms of alcohol addiction.

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Transcending Addiction: A TEDx Talk

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Why is it that some people are able to go for many years with their cocaine and heroine addiction and then overcome them after arduous treatment? Why is it that some people are merely addicted to gambling but find it hard to recover? Why is it that some people are able to transcend and rise above their addictions, while others just can’t no matter how hard they try?

What is it that people really need to escape their addiction and achieve sustained recovery and sobriety? How can we really be free from our addictions?

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7 Ways to Break Bad Habits–and Keep Them Broken

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We all have them–bad habits.

From biting our nails to smoking, from browsing Facebook non-stop at work to spending too much money in unnecessary purchases, and from rumor-mongering to easily getting angry. We wish these bad habits can stop jeopardizing our body, finances, career, and even our relationships. After all, we know it’s a complete waste of time and energy, not to mention adding more problems in our already complicated lives.

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Whose Fault Is It That I am an Alcoholic?

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When something goes wrong, when there’s a problem, or when you make a mistake, you often try to see the reason or the cause of the issue. If you trip on a shoe when you walk into the hallway in your house, you get frustrated with the person who left the shoe on the floor. You think, “It’s your fault I tripped.” If you are in the middle of traffic and you are rushing to work but then someone keeps cutting you, you get on a road rage and when you get to work, you blame that other driver for making you late and in such a sour mood for your presentation.

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When You Let Your Kids Taste Liquor or Beer–Here’s What Happens

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In one way or another, we may know or witnessed firsthand someone letting their kids taste a little beer or wine at a party. After all, it’s a special occasion and it’s harmless, right?

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Credits: Safe and Sober Alliance

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Been Trying to Quit and Failing? Here’s Why

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Many people will often get to the point when they notice that they may be using too much, causing some problems, getting out of hand, or getting sick. They may start to think that they may really be having a substance abuse problem and even decide to do what it takes to quit.

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