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alcoholism
03
Oct

Is There Such a Thing as an Alcoholic Personality

Is There Such a Thing as an Alcoholic Personality? Often, individuals ask the question as to whether there is such a thing as an alcoholic personality.  There are no easy answers to that question, as the answer could be yes or no.  First, a personality encompasses the qualities that form a person’s character.  The better...
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22
Sep

Alcoholism

Alcoholism The simple definition of alcoholism is an addiction to the consumption of alcohol.  Other definitions include compulsive behavior related to a dependency on alcohol or drinking that leads to a psychological and physical dependence on alcohol.  Regardless of the definition, alcoholism is a disorder that affects millions of individuals and knows no boundaries in...
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05
Sep

Is Alcoholism a Mental Health Condition?

Alcoholism is a mental health condition as well as a physical condition.  Alcoholism is an addiction to drinking alcohol.  A person who is addicted to alcohol experiences physical and psychological issues.  Physical problems related to alcoholism include liver damage, malnutrition, high blood pressure, and can increase the risk of getting certain cancers.  Physical dependency on...
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22
Aug

Tips for Getting Sober

Sobriety and “getting sober” involve more than just staying away from drugs and alcohol. A hardened alcoholic or drug addict who goes through detox and rehab can retain the negativity and inward focus that drove him to become addicted to dangerous substances in the first instance, and unless he lets go of that negativity he...
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08
Jul

Warning Signs You Abuse Alcohol and Could Be an Alcoholic

Drinking is an integrated part of society and culture. Consuming alcohol for celebratory and ceremonial purposes has been an activity of humans for thousands of years. As long as alcohol has been part of humanity, humanity has been part of alcohol. Meaning to say that humans have also been abusing alcohol outside of its intended...
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28
Jun

What Approaches Can I Take Toward Recovering From Alcoholism?

If you have been a chronically heavy alcohol drinker for some time and want to begin a life of recovery, you might need to spend some time in a detox center. Alcohol detox can be dangerous when done unsupervised without the support of a trained medical professional. Alcoholism is a toxic condition which can deeply...
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14
Jun

Problem Drinking Is Still a Drinking Problem

People who do not believe, or have no reason to believe, that they might be alcoholic do not ask themselves if they are alcoholic. Problem drinking is a drinking problem. Whether or not that drinking problem has resulted in fully developed chemical dependency, problem drinking can still become a drinking problem which can have negative...
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04
Apr

Alcohol Awareness Month 2017

At the end of last week, we covered an important subject matter regarding the disease of addiction. Specifically, regarding how substance use and abuse is viewed. The American College of Physicians (ACP) published a position paper recently containing recommendations for reigning in the American opioid addiction epidemic. While opioids were the focus of the organization,...
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10
Nov

Alcohol Related Health Problems Later in Life

If you are the parent of a teenage son or daughter, there is a chance that you may be OK with him or her having a drink of alcohol from time to time. You may set down guidelines, such as only drinking at home, or only drinking in situations that there will not be any...
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30
Aug

A Family History of Alcohol Use Disorder

It is not uncommon for people with a family history of addiction for themselves to have a problem with drugs or alcohol. Addiction is often referred to as a family disease for two reasons. 1) A person’s addiction affects the entire family. 2) Young people with a family history of substance use disorder are more...
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