Alcohol Addiction

Understanding Our Immune System and Drinking Behaviors

For the users and abusers, slowing down on any questionable drinking behaviors is the best remedy for reattaining sound mind and body. However, for the alcoholic, dropping it altogether is how we recover.

Anonymous Programs for All Types of Alcoholic Thinking

“Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance”, William Clement Stone penned in one of his arguably famous self help books. In relay of this sentiment, the truth is reality. Yet the question that remains is if our actuality is ever parallel to reality? Think about it, it’s really more …

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Being Addicted to Fentanyl in 2019

As I’m sure some of you know, when examining a few of the more uncomfortable moments that propel into our lives, there are a few that really come to mind. Getting sand in your ice cream is one. It adds a rather unpleasant crunch. The granules also get stuck in your teeth and it leaves …

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Insurance Companies Stopping Coverage of Specific Opioid Prescriptions

Human beings are complex, fascinating organisms. Basic human nature shows us that we are creatures of survival. We adapt to the times as the times are a changin, like Bobby Z sang. Yet like it or not, the world continues to spin at its own pace regardless of our adaption to it. To survive we …

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Early Recovery Coping Strategies

Living in a world with so much uncertainty, all the differing creatures of this planet must pick and choose their battles wisely. How we prioritize what’s important to us is individualized but it all stems from hope of some sort. Hope is what drives the introverted caterpillar to transform out its cocoon. It’s what excitedly …

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Keeping Your Job: Medical Leave for Treatment

Gazing into your crystal ball of the future, none of us will ever be able to truly foresee 100% accurately. Life just kind of happens like “that” sometimes. What we predict to be up will end up being down. Left is right and right is wrong. We’ll create these hopes, dreams, ambitions, intentions, determinations and …

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The Fear of Getting Sober

Those of us who are familiar with the rotten dismantling of alcoholic thinking know quite well the frightening places this disease can take us. Addiction is a demon that may sleep for a little bit, but never completely departs from our sides. As we scuffle thru life smelling the roses here and there, addiction is …

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The Roots of Cocaine Addiction

In a world addicted to speed, it’s easy to mesh all of life’s moments into this justified blur of doing what it takes to get by. Some with more rational motives than others, but nonetheless a rush to nowhere where you must run twice as fast just to stay in place. As Brooks Hatlen once …

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How Non-Alcoholic Drinking Patterns are Still Harmful

Ethanol, otherwise known as alcohol, has been around since the dawn of time. At least as old as the fermented sugars it’s derived from are.Whether celebrating, mourning, or just completely trying to mask your feelings to hide from life, alcohol has been an acceptable liquid to sip on since that dawn of time(minus a brief …

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