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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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Is There Really Such a Thing as Free Alcohol Rehab?

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Is rehabilitation solely a privilege of the financially comfortable, or is there such a thing as free alcohol rehab? So, let me lay out some options available to those who wish to make a fresh start but who don’t have a lot of money for private rehab centers or expensive treatments. If you have an […]

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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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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: […]