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5 Reasons Why You Should Stop Drinking Now

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Here we are again, friends.  Let me take this opportunity to thank you for being here and reading my blog, but also to say that I hope the blog is inspiring you and helping you. But also, there are new readers and this post very well may be for you.  Today we’re going to get […]

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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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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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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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The Top 6 Ways to Spot an Alcoholic

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Loyal readers, today’s another post for friends or family of alcoholics about the top 6 Ways to spot an alcoholic. Or, I guess another way of putting it is friends of someone who you suspect is an alcoholic.  How can you get a jump and spot the alcoholism at the earliest stages?  If you have […]

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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 […]