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Understanding the Dangers of Alcohol Withdrawal Seizures

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This post will be about understanding the dangers of alcohol withdrawal seizures, the most…sobering…aspects of alcoholism and quitting. I try to to keep things a bit light, or at least as encouraging as possible, but some of this stuff is just tough.  Here, we have to discuss seizures, a daunting topic to be sure.  But […]

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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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6 Best Ways To Stop Drinking Alcohol On Your Own

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Ever wonder how to stop drinking alcohol on your own? This post is for a drinker who wants to quit. What I mean is, it’s not exactly for a capital-A alcoholic who is in desperate need of rehab. It’s for someone who is ready to quit on his or her own. It is important that […]

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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 […]

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Truth about alcohol’s damaging effects on the brain

Today’s topic is separating fact from fiction: what is true about alcohol’s damaging effects on the brain. I’m going to tear down myths about alcoholism and the brain, while highlighting the true- and often troubling- realities that are associated with drinking and the brain. Fact: Booze Can Damage Memory. I’m nothing if not a researcher: […]