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What is Alcoholics Anonymous ?

Many people will have heard of AA, and will associate it with people being able to stop drinking. Some of the most common questions people have about AA include :  – How do you define an alcoholic ?  – Is AA religious ?  – What are the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous ?  – What […]

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Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms and Treatment

The issue of alcohol withdrawal, historically often referred to as dt’s, is a far more serious problem than the term dt’s often implies, and is an issue that needs to be understood and dealt with and managed safely when anyone is stopping drinking. The issue of alcohol withdrawal will normally always refer to someone who […]

ALCOHOL WITHDRAWAL ADDICTION

ALCOHOL WITHDRAWAL ADDICTION

Anyone entering a rehab for a problem with alcohol, commonly referred to as alcoholism or alcohol addiction would be well advised to be aware of the potential effects of alcohol withdrawal, sometimes referred to as a detox, historically referred to as the DT’s. The effects of withdrawal from alcohol addiction or alcoholism can be severe […]

ALCOHOL REHAB ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

ALCOHOL REHAB ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

An alcohol rehab, which can also be referred to as a treatment center, is possibly thought of as a more traditional type of rehab, as when rehabs and treatment centers began to emerge as a way of treating alcoholics, they tended to deal with  alcohol only, and as such are often referred to as alcohol […]

ALCOHOLISM OUTPATIENT RECOVERY

ALCOHOLISM OUTPATIENT RECOVERY

The nature of alcoholism can sometimes be debated in a theoretical sense, the most common debate being between nature and nurture. There is a place for this debate, but for the majority of people are causing is best understood either by those who have it, those who are in recovery from it and those who […]

ALCOHOL DETOX

ALCOHOL DETOX

An alcohol detox is perhaps one of the most important elements of recovery from alcoholism, that is generally either not given the amount of attention it should be, or is otherwise completely ignored. There is a bit of a myth among some people that simply stopping drinking does not present any dangers of itself, and […]

ALCOHOL TREATMENT

ALCOHOL TREATMENT

Alcohol treatment will be a process designed for anyone who recognises or comes to recognise that they have a problem with alcohol, and are often referred to as alcoholics or people who have alcohol addiction problems. The nature of alcoholism and alcohol addiction can sometimes be endlessly debated, but in reality the basis for acknowledging […]

ALCOHOL RECOVERY

ALCOHOL RECOVERY

It is sometimes surprising to people that the word alcohol only appears once in the 12 step program of Alcoholics Anonymous, given that this program is regarded as the main recovery tool in the field of alcoholism and addiction work. It is something of a paradox, that it is a realisation of powerlessness and alcohol […]

ALCOHOLISM TREATMENT PROGRAMS

ALCOHOLISM TREATMENT PROGRAMS

Alcoholism treatment programs are normally part of a rehab’s addiction recovery process, and will normally be made very broad sense therapeutic in nature, and are likely to in some measure be based on the 12 step program of Alcoholics Anonymous. Treatment programs in a rehab can vary widely as to what they do and do […]

Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcohol Withdrawal

The issue of alcohol withdrawal symptoms or the potential dangers of suddenly withdrawing from active alcoholism are very real and should be treated seriously by any individual connected with an entry into rehab, and most definitely by the rehab itself. Alcohol withdrawal is sometimes treated slightly flippantly, normally because most people who have too much […]

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Substance Abuse

Substance abuse is a really important term both in terms of what it means and what it doesn’t mean. Its meaning has tended to change quite a lot over the last few years and people can sometimes be confused as to what it actually means or what substances it covers. When people first began to […]

Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol abuse can effectively range across a whole spectrum of behaviours and individuals, and can refer to a wide spectrum of dysfunctional or antisocial types of activity. Alcohol abuse can also be used as a term for people who are alcoholics, where the term alcoholic is seen as somewhat judgement or a bit too intense […]

Dangers of Alcohol

Dangers of Alcohol

GRAHAM COUNTY — Among the different substances that can be abused is one that’s not injected or smoked. “With the heroin problem in the Valley,” said Pima Police Chief Diane Cauthen, “sometimes we forget about alcohol.” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, alcohol abuse causes nearly 88,000 deaths a year. Mothers Against Drunk […]

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous

Many people are familiar with the name of Alcoholics Anonymous, and many have a vague understanding that people go to Alcoholics Anonymous when they have a drink problem and hopefully they get sober and stay sober for the rest of their lives. People may also be familiar with certain basic concepts of Alcoholics Anonymous such […]

What is an Alcoholic?

What is an Alcoholic?

Anyone who browses through discussion forums or discussion groups online will inevitably come across one of the most frequently asked questions people have. People will either post a specific thread entitled am an alcoholic ? or the question will come up in the course of a more generalised debate. When people raise the question and […]