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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 as you embark on this momentous journey of the alcohol-free life, you have to fully understand the inherent challenges and risks ahead. As most recovering alcoholics will … [Read more...]

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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 question has a problem with alcohol and they need help. Confronting an alcoholic in denial in such a way that they will not get angry is difficult. It becomes dicier if the person--we'll call … [Read more...]

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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 you clearly identify and note the reason(s) behind your desire and ultimate decision to stop drinking alcohol. These reasons may range from medical, social, health, marital or financial.  Yet, there's also that intuitive gut … [Read more...]

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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 stories.  We also know how to lash out at others, even if we’re not lashing out in a way that’s extremely dramatic. Now, addicts aren’t exactly nuts or in some … [Read more...]

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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 be hard.  That’s partly because there are just so many facets to the process—trying to adjust to all of them is just not easy.  The length also becomes an endurance test.  … [Read more...]