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Why I Feel Depressed After Drinking And How To Ease Depression?

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Feeling depressed 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, because in the last few years I've bought all sorts of Chinese recipe books (you can find my preferred one here!), so I know how to make some kung pao and lo … [Read more...]

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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 sobriety.   Holidays are rough because the booze can be flowing at those times. Sometimes you can be around people who don't know you're recovered and who feel that … [Read more...]

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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 ensuring they don't relapse. Here are some recovering alcoholic behaviors that lead to long term sobriety. Change your environment Is it insane to do the same thing over … [Read more...]

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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 can present a very strong temptation for recovering alcoholics- they can find themselves in situations where they are surrounded by others who are … [Read more...]

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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 be disrespectful to sufferers of those conditions, and I get that. Yet, people who ask "is alcoholism a disease?" need to be informed of the life-threatening nature … [Read more...]