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We Have to Remember the Children of Alcoholics

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I don’t have any children. Instead, I have a story.  I had a friend once, who I no longer keep in touch with, who probably will never see this. We’ll call her Erica.  She had two children, one who lived with her (the child’s) father, and one who lived with Erica. Erica’s daughter, I’ll call […]

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5 Reasons Why You Should Stop Drinking Now

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Here we are again, friends.  Let me take this opportunity to thank you for being here and reading my blog, but also to say that I hope the blog is inspiring you and helping you. But also, there are new readers and this post very well may be for you.  Today we’re going to get […]

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Don’t Be a Statistic: Binge Drinking Data and You

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Binge Drinking By The Numbers Alcoholism isn’t measured by large quantities of drink in one day, but almost all alcoholics have engaged in binge drinking at one time or another.  Maybe thousands of times, maybe a few dozen. This means men having 5 drinks or women 4 in 2 hours or less.  This definition is […]

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Are You Enabling an Alcoholic?

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Enabling an Alcoholic, Meaning well isn’t always enough. Today, let’s consider the interesting story of H and me.  H is my girlfriend, who is a rock and who has given me an incredible amount of help over the years.  There’s no question about any of those things.  But this strange story will involve some things […]

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New Dangers of Drinking While Pregnant

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In January of this year, we learned even more about the effects of drinking on a fetus’s heart. Case Western University researchers led by Ganga Karunamuni, PhD made use of a new imaging technique called optical coherence tomography, which uses light waves instead of the sound waves used by an ultrasound.  It produces high-resolution images, […]

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Your Stomach Pain Could be Gastritis

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Be sure to get help at warning signs A lot of heavy drinkers experience considerable stomach pains, often quite often.  It’s something that is intuitive, taken to be just a part of the process, even if it’s a very unpleasant part. What’s important for the heavy drinker to know is the existence of a condition […]

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Your Hangover is Getting Worse as You Get Older

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This is due to many physiological factors. The body breaks down over time.  Everything gets slower and weaker and worse.  This is not front-page news.  Yet it’s not obvious to everyone that hangovers are part of this phenomenon.  A lot of friends of mine has said that they swear they are having a harder time […]

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Am I an Alcoholic if I Drink Every Day?

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Am I an Alcoholic if I Drink Every Day? What’s an alcoholic? You’re here because you have an important question.  You drink on a day-to-day basis, and you’re coming to that awful, nagging feeling that you’e an alcoholic.  You don’t know if you need help or not, and, wisely, you don’t want to be in […]

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Can an Alcoholic Drink in Moderation Successfully?

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Can an alcoholic drink in moderation successfully? Will social drinking be OK or will it drag you down? Very few recovered alcoholics live on an uncharted island.  Hanging out with buds or in crowds and being around people who are having a ball drinking poses serious temptation–and serious angst–for the recovered and recovering alcoholics.  This […]

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Is There Really Such a Thing as Free Alcohol Rehab?

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Is rehabilitation solely a privilege of the financially comfortable, or is there such a thing as free alcohol rehab? So, let me lay out some options available to those who wish to make a fresh start but who don’t have a lot of money for private rehab centers or expensive treatments. If you have an […]