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  • Self Confidence And Other Addiction Benefits
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    CUNNING, BAFFLING, POWERFUL, PATIENT AND DEADLY Alcoholism: Today's substance abuse, whether alcohol or drugs, continues to be a major social problem. Common patterns occur in all forms of substance abuse. While some types of substance abuse problems are slightly different in terms of causes and cures, experts agree that there are some do's and don " ts which relate to kicking the abuse habit. If you or a loved one have a substance abuse problem, this article can give you sound advice on underst...
  • Alcohol In The Bloodstream The Individual
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    ALCOHOLISM "It discloses secrets; ratifies and confirms our hopes; thrusts the coward forth to battle; eases the anxious mind of its burthen; instructs in arts. Whom has not a cheerful glass made eloquent! Whom not quite free and easy from pinching poverty!" (Horace first century B.C.) Initially, I wanted to write this paper on substance related disorders. However, in reading the text I felt compelled to focus on the psychological effects and problems that are related to alcoholism. With the med...
  • Hospital's Alcohol And Drug Rehabilitation Center
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    Betty Ford Betty Ford was born on April 8, 1918 in Chicago. She lived in Denver and Chicago and then moved to Grand Rapids when she was 2 years old. Her father was William S. Bloomer who working for the Royal Rubber Company and traveled, trying to get companies to buy their products. Her mother was HortenseNeahr Bloomer who constantly wrote letters to her husband. She had two older brothers, Bill and Bob. Bill was 7 years older and Bob was 5 years older. Every summer they went up to their cottag...
  • Underlying Neurological Addictive Disorder
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    Addiction: It's A Neurological Disorder Addiction is a neurologically based disease. For many years recovery specialists have compared alcoholism or addictions to a physical disease: like diabetes. In reality addictions are more closely related to a neurological disorder like Tourette's Syndrome than they are to diabetes. If the problems you suffer stem from severe alcoholism or addiction, you must accept that these problems are not primarily mental or free will issues. Addictions are not about ...
  • Kirsten Leaves Joe And Debbie
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    "Days of Wine and Roses " The film "Days of Wine and Roses" is about a young man, Joe Clay, and a young woman, Kirsten Arne sen. Joe and Kirsten fall in love, and Joe introduces Kirsten to alcoholic beverages. Joe has a previous history of alcohol problems. Joe and Kirsten have a baby girl, Debbie, soon after their marriage. Trouble in their jobs and everyday lives follow Joe and Kirsten as long as they have an addiction to alcohol. Joe joins Alcoholics Anonymous and becomes sober. Kirsten leave...
  • Their Programs On Aa's 12 Steps
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    THE 12 STEP APPROACH TO ALCOHOL ABUSE-DEPENDENCY, AS AN ADJUNCT TO THERAPY AND GENERAL COUNSELLING In our rapidly growing world there are increasing demands on time for traditional client counselling and therapy. Consequently it necessitates therapists finding other methods and tools for helping clients to manage their problems. There are a large number of 12 step programs available that can give this ongoing support and lifelong maintenance. They can assist people to find a spiritual centre fro...
  • Denial And Defense Mechanisms
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    Denial, the topic for this week's discussion, is unfortunately not a river in Jordan. While not a river, it is a characteristic that at times seems to be as resistant to change as the most torrent watercourse. Denial has been described as many things in many ways by many people and still I find the Webster's Dictionary definition of denial to be the most meaningful and accurate:" an assertion that an allegation is false... disbelief in the existence or reality of a thing... self-denial... [and] ...
  • Disease Concept Of Substance Abuse And Addiction
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    Addiction: A Disease Or A Choice? Several people argue whether drug addiction is a disease or a choice. Today, I will be discussing this argument in hopes to have a better understanding as to why this topic is so controversial. Throughout my research, I easily found information on this topic and I am still not sure I have found any answers. The biggest argument is that addiction is a choice not a disease. For those on the other side of the argument they claim just the opposite. According to a so...
  • Effective Treatments For Alcoholics
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    Treatments of Alcoholism Alcoholism can destroy the life of an alcoholic and devastate the alcoholic's family. But it also has overwhelming consequences for society. Consider these statistics from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence: In 1988, alcoholism and problems related to it cost the United States an estimated $85.8 billion in mortality and reduced productivity; Fetal alcohol syndrome, caused by a woman's drinking during pregnancy, afflicts five thousand infants a year; i...
  • Alcohol Support Group Meetings
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    The first thing I notice when I walk in to the center on an early Monday afternoon is the smell, that acute smell of spray-on cleaning solution used in hospitals. Everything is completely static clean, and the entrance lobby reminds me off my dentists' office. Tasteful blue chairs and maroon couches surround a large waiting area in full view of a receptionists' desk on the side. The magazines on the coffee table are of the inconsequential type, stuff like "Parenthood" and "Popular Mechanic". A c...
  • Alcohol Abuse In Marriage
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    People suffering from addictions most times won't realize it, but their disease is hurting more than just themselves. It is not only the physical aspect of the addiction that hurts them, but also what it is doing to the life of the addict. "Life" can be taken as social life, working life, and even life at home. It is extremely difficult to handle these different facets of life regularly while under the control of an addiction. An addict's problem easily finds it's way into the home. This problem...
  • Addiction To Alcohol And Other Drugs
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    "Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging" (Proverbs 20: 1). At the last it bit eth like a serpent and sting eth like and adder" (Proverbs 23: 32). These biblical verses depict the continuing use of drugs and addictions with which mankind has struggled with over the ages. All of us have addictions, whether they be drinking alcohol, eating chocolate, drinking coffee, gambling, or overspending each time we shop. Yet, God warns us to stay away from addiction for our own good as it only produces "so...
  • Addicted To Alcohol
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    "I will never become addicted to alcohol because I can easily control myself!" say both educated men with much hope for the future and teenagers who are overwhelmed with youth maximalist. Do you also have something similar in your mind right now? Then make a cup of tea, settle comfortably in a sofa and read carefully this article, because what we want is to make you completely aware of the fact that everyone including you might already be addicted to alcohol. The primary changes caused by alcoho...
  • Aa As A Recovery Program
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    Alcoholism is a disease that can be treated by supporting the addicted individual through a recovery program known as Rational Recovery. Many people feel that alcoholics should be punished for having a problem. They should be forced into admitting they have a problem before they are allowed to be treated. I believe they should be supported and they should know it is not their fault. They have a disease that cannot be helped. This program is the alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) which is t...
  • Relationships Of Family History Of Alcohol Dependency
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    Running header: YOUTH ALCOHOLISM INHERITED TRAITS Youth Alcoholism Inherited Traits: Diagnostic and Treatment Clarissa Kay Barnes Montana State University-Billings Abstract Alcoholic fathers have a direct effect on their children. Sons and daughters of alcoholics are at a higher risk of being alcoholics and / or being drug dependent. This cycle creates a wide variety of problems associated with alcoholism, such as, addiction, abuse, crime, and antisocial behavior. Communities are then affected b...
  • Alcohol
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    Effects of Alcohol on the Nervous System Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant. It acts at many sites, including the reticular formation, spinal cord, cerebellum and cerebral cortex, and on many neurotransmitter systems. Alcohol is a very small molecule and is soluble in "lipid" and water solutions. Because of these properties, alcohol gets into the bloodstream very easily and also crosses the blood brain barrier. Some of the neuro chemical effects of alcohol are: Increased turnover of ...
  • Alcoholics Anonymous And Other 12 Step Programs
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    Using AA vs. Abusing AA This paper will try to explain the different views of how and why Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12-step programs are accepted and rejected as effective tools in treating alcoholism and other addictions. The articles reviewed contradict the others? opinion. First, we see that supporting the 12-step programs with a degree of involvement both the doctor and patient will see better results in treating the addiction. The second view will show that 12-step programs can be used...

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