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The Beginners Guild to Al-Anon – Your Loved One’s Drug Addiction

The Al-anon program is often misunderstood After being sober for many years, this is my Al-Anon summary. Hang with me because I am embarrassed by my lack of knowledge. There was a guy named Bill Wilson, who started an organization called Alcoholics Anonymous. He was married to a woman named Lois. This poor lady stayed by … Read more

Native American Alcoholism

Native American Alcoholism – Myths

It’s a terrible stereotype that most Native American’s suffer from Alcoholism and stumble through life drunk. It is true that alcohol and drugs are life obstacles for much urban and reservation Indians. In fact, Native Americans are five times more likely to die of alcohol-related causes than whites. However, this is not a genetic flaw, as … Read more

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Bipolar Disorder – what are the risks?

What is bipolar disorder? Bipolar disorder is a serious brain illness. It is also called manic-depression. People with bipolar disorder go through unusual mood changes. Sometimes they feel very happy and “up,” and are much more active than usual. This is called mania. And sometimes people with bipolar disorder feel very sad and “down”. This … Read more

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I am not an alcoholic

A study that came out — published by the CDC. It says, something to the effect, that most hard-core drinkers are not classified as alcoholics. I cracked up when I saw several social media posts (referring to it) stating “I told you I didn’t have a drinking problem”. It busts me up that some folks are using this to “prove” they … Read more

Drug Treatment Insurance

Substance Abuse Insurance

Health Insurance for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Quick Sheet: Millions of people with drug and alcohol abuse problems are now eligible for treatment through the Affordable Care Act. Under the Affordable Care Act, all health insurance plans are required to cover substance abuse treatment as one of 10 “essential health benefits” specified in the … Read more

Alcoholism Withdrawal

Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal

Withdrawal from Drugs and Alcohol I am drinking a lot every day …. . Can I just abruptly stop? No. Detoxing from alcohol is very dangerous. It is safer to be admitted into a medically supervised withdrawal treatment program (rehab). Yesterday, there was a court ruling that upheld the subsidies under ObamaCare that are provided by the government to … Read more

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Alcoholism and Myths about Alcohol

There are plenty of myths about alcohol and alcoholism. Some of these myths might be obvious but some might surprise you. Find out what’s myth and what’s real. Alcoholism Myth: Alcoholics are old men, who wear dirty trench coats, and drink under a bridge. To set the record straight: alcoholics can be any age, any gender, … Read more

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Recovery Resources

Many recovery resources are available to help people seek treatment and sustain recovery. Whichever path a person chooses, it is important that each individual finds the treatment and recovery support that works best for him or her. To assist individuals in reaching out, a variety of organizations that provide information and resources on alcoholism mental … Read more