Archive for November, 2013

How does a rehab work?

How does a rehab work?

The slightly stuffy answer is at a rehab is a clinical facility, in the same way that a hospital is a clinical facility, although a rehab is not a hospital it has a number of similarities in terms of a range of clinical staff and therapeutic programmes designed to help people who have an illness. […]

What is addiction ?

What is addiction ?

The nature and range of addiction has been around pretty much for as long as humankind itself in various ways, but has probably become much more of a buzzword and a concept for a wide range of destructive behaviours and levels of self-destruction in the last maybe 20 or 30 years. When alcoholism was beginning […]

What is alcoholism ?

What is alcoholism ?

The term alcoholism has been around for a long time and in many ways is less important than the behaviour and the actions and the devastation that it describes. In modern day language, people talk about a wide range of related associations such as alcohol abuse, substance abuse, alcohol addiction etc. Alcoholism is widely accepted […]

What is Alcoholics Anonymous?

What is Alcoholics Anonymous?

The official wording of the introduction to Alcoholics Anonymous that is read out at AA meetings, which is known as the AA preamble, gives a clear if slightly awkward message, that Alcoholics Anonymous is a completely independent organisation, that has no affiliation with any outside body or enterprise, is completely free to all its membersand, […]

Why is alcohol a problem for some people ?

Why is alcohol a problem for some people ?

The book Alcoholics Anonymous is a body of experience that describes the nature of alcoholism in two distinct ways. Firstly by exploring its various component parts as experience of the only members of AA, and secondly by including a number of personal stories that describe people’s struggle with active alcoholism and how they have recovered. […]