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Tips For Dealing with Withdrawal

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My personal tips for dealing with withdrawal In 2002, a friend of mine called me telling me he’d slept about a half an hour the last two nights.  He’d had to leave his job on a landscaping crew two days in a row.  He found that he was confused, that it seemed slightly dark in […]

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How Long Is Withdrawal For Opiates?

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The key is to seek medication. The most common opiate is heroin.  Others include dilaudid, morphine, and codeine.  There’s also the infamous Oxycontin.  Oxycontin is a heavy-duty pain killer that works for 24-hours.  It’s available only by prescription, is a narcotic, and is often sold or given to someone who does not have the prescription.  […]

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Should You Go Into Rehab For Depression

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Is Rehab for Depression? I’ve spent a lot of time writing about rehab, about various types of programs for getting past alcoholism.  But what about depression?  You know people who take Zoloft, Prozac, etc. for depression; and those who see a therapist for it.  You may also be aware of inpatient programs—rehab—for very severe depression. […]

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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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5 Points I Learned Through Recovery

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What I learned through recovery The gambler can sit in a bar, stroke his beard, and mull over a life of lessons learned.  A sage old teacher can sit down and fill a notebook with observations gleaned in decades working with children.  And a recovered addict also has very specific lessons learned through his recovery.  […]

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How To Ease Depression Next Day After Drinking Alcohol?

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Alcohol depression next day after drinking is one of the most common problems occurring in case of addiction, predisposing the person in question to several other mental issues, such as anxiety. Easing depression after drinking is easier than you might think. OK, you’ve heard that joke about feeling hungry after eating Chinese food.  It’s funny, […]

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Enjoying life without alcohol – understanding and dealing with reality

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For alcoholics, quitting doesn’t always last long.  What matters is making it stick. Pitfalls for Recovering Alcoholics: Some of the Biggest Temptations. Social Occasions Hello, my name is Sam and I’m a recovered alcoholic.  This means that the holidays, while great now, were a bit sketchy for me in the first few years of my […]

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Recovering Alcoholic Behaviors that Lead to Long Term Sobriety

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Behavioral change is the key to enjoying long-term sobriety. An alcoholic cannot be helped without admitting a problem, booking into a reputable rehab center and staying through the treatment. Those who admit to alcohol addiction and go through rehabilitation come out and the battle they have to face on a day to day basis is […]

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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 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 […]