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Why Do Some People Become Alcoholics?

Drinking on a Tuesday morning DOESN’T MAKE you an alcoholic, but science is working on understanding the thing that does. Hey everyone! Trace here for DNews. Alcoholism is a downer of a topic, but it’s important to understand how addiction is formed and reinforced. As we’ve learned

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The Consequences of Alcohol Abuse

I would say depression is probably one of the most pronounced symptoms. The only one that is probably near that is the anxiety. Like I said, probably the most pronounced part of the depression; once I realized I was drinking too much and even putting my life at risk with use of hard liquor. I do not

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Dry vs Sober: Exploring the Dry Drunk Syndrome

Gayle: What detox does, is it gets the drug out of your system so that you’re not being influenced by a mood-altering drug any longer; but that’s not the problem. The problem is not really the alcohol, the problem is alcohol, or drugs, have been the solution. Jen: There’s a big difference

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How To Talk To An Addict In Denial

No one wants to be addicted, no one’s like “oh, I’m gonna go be addicted to whatever.” It comes from a root, there’s a root problem here. And you really have to get to that root problem or it’s just gonna keep coming back. So I hurt my back at work and went to the doctor, instantly got

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12 Steps: Triggers in Drug and Alcohol Recovery — Relapse Prevention

Jen: One of the things we’ve learned over time and through studies is that there are internal triggers that occur long before anyone picks up a drug or a drink. Debbie: Usually with someone who relapses a lot, it’s something inside, something you can’t get over or deal with. Jen

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Pam’s Recovery Story: Family or Alcohol

My name is Pam, and I struggled with Alcohol for over three years. I got to a low point where I was faced with losing my family. Initially, when I was a social drinker and somewhat controlled, it was fun. You know, it’s a social lubricant, we had a great time, but as I got deeper and deeper

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