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Is Alcoholism a Disease?

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Is alcoholism a disease? In my experience, people like to consider it a serious problem which plagues sufferers and those around them. But I’ve encountered resistance to the idea that alcoholism is a disease. Many people don’t like to group alcoholics with people who suffer cancer, degenerative diseases and so on.   It seems to […]

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Why do alcoholics drink?

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Why do alcoholics drink? Well, because they’re alcoholics.  But how did they achieve that lovely title to begin with? It’s actually a fairly common question.  For better or for worse, alcoholics do inspire questions.  That’s why there are so many movies about us. So what is the answer? Well, I may have known more than […]

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How to Say No When Offered Alcohol

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It’s tough, isn’t it?  Buddies are key as you deal with your adjustment to sobriety and with depression or anything similar you may be feeling. But however helpful those friends are, some of them are drinkers, and they bring a danger.  No man is an island, though, and the fact is, you’ll get offered some […]

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How You Can Help An Alcoholic Who is in Denial?

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How You Can Help An Alcoholic Who is in Denial? Most of my posts are directed to recovered alcoholics or to folks who think they might be alcoholics. But this time I’m writing for friends and family who know someone who’s an alcoholic but hasn’t yet sought help. You have realized that the person in […]

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The Top 6 Ways to Spot an Alcoholic

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Loyal readers, today’s another post for friends or family of alcoholics about the top 6 Ways to spot an alcoholic. Or, I guess another way of putting it is friends of someone who you suspect is an alcoholic.  How can you get a jump and spot the alcoholism at the earliest stages?  If you have […]

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Tried And Tested Methods On Dealing With An Alcoholic Husband

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Tried and tested methods on dealing with an alcoholic husband: this post is for the spouse of an alcoholic. The best thing I want to communicate is just that even though it’s natural for you to feel imprisoned, you do have options. Acknowledging the options as options will make you feel better and will organize […]

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Excuses Made By Addicts & Alcoholics

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Alcoholics and addicts tend to make excuses.  I know a lot of them, and I’m here to share. Here’s something alcoholics have in common with everyone else: we have well-developed defense mechanisms.  We know how to protect ourselves, and that might mean protecting our feeling from what we think are attacks.  Basically, we tell ourselves […]

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What Happens When You Quit Drinking ?

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As I’ve made clear before, completely kicking alcohol and staying off it for decades is absolutely the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I’ve never been more proud of anything. Discover why in that excellent book. As you begin kicking the alcohol habit, be guaranteed a difficult path.  It’s a long, long road, and it will […]

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How to help an alcoholic in your family?

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How to help an alcoholic in your family? People refer to alcoholism as a family disease, one that reaches out and touches the whole family. So what are these damaging effects exactly, and how do you lend support to a family member who is suffering from alcoholism? Alcoholism- A Family Disease? OK, let’s start looking […]