Category Archives: Addictions

A Couple Facts About Alcoholism That Everyone Should Know About

This is an article about alcoholism and the effects that it has on us, but before we start I think that it is important that we have a clear definition for alcoholism. Alcoholism is the addiction of drinking alcoholic beverages in excessive amounts. It is a compulsive disorder in which you find yourself unable to control your alcohol intake. I) Alcoholism and Health Alcoholism

How to Recognize an Alcohol Addiction

Addictions are funny things. We know gambling is an addiction but what about drinking wine? How many glasses constitute an addiction? Do you tell yourself that it is okay to “unwind” by drinking a bottle of wine every night? If your idea of “relaxing” is drinking four glasses of wine before bedtime, learn why alcohol addiction takes many different forms. 1. Is nightly

Alcohol Abuse – When Does Use Turn to Abuse?

Alcohol Abuse and the Alcoholic There is no correct definition for alcohol abuse, as it is quite ambiguous to understand or define. To our satisfaction, we can define alcohol abuse as a boundary line between the two phases namely, normal drinkers and alcoholics. Technically speaking, alcohol abuse is considered as a pattern of drinking that harms one’s health,

Loving Someone With Addiction

If someone is addicted to alcohol it can mean that the people who love them are relegated to watching what is in effect a slow suicide from the side-lines. Helpless to control the drinking, they themselves will learn new behaviours to cope – and many of these behaviours will unfortunately be counter-productive. Unfortunately the arsenal of tactics we normally use to rebalance

Recovery Tips For Overcoming Addiction

Here are a couple of tips for anyone who is struggling with addiction and trying to find recovery in their life. First of all, it is recommended that you surrender fully to the idea that you have a disease and that your addiction is not going to get any better while you are fighting against it directly. In other words, you have to let go Read More →

Why Alcohol Counseling Is Important

When someone is suffering with an addiction to alcohol, it is not easy for them to talk to just anyone about their feelings. Getting alcohol counseling from someone trained to help people get sober and stay sober is important. Many alcoholics have feelings of guilt and shame that can cause them to be depressed. While they may recognize a need for change, they do not Read More →

Why Do So Many People Relapse After Drug Addiction Treatment

I often found myself wondering why so many people relapsed into their old habits not long after having received drug addiction treatment. In the beginning I was prone to believe that it was the norm and that it was the natural process of the treatment cycle, this however was while I myself was still a junkie. On a regular basis, I would see ‘friends’ of Read More →

Is Someone You Care About Addicted to Internet Pornography?

With all of the wonderful opportunities the Internet has brought to us, we need to take a step back and make sure we know how it is being used – or abused – in our homes. With each day, the Internet becomes a more integral part of how we do things. We shop online, research purchases online, pay our bills online, do homework online, play Read More →

The Addictive Personality

Addictive Personality is a term used to define the personality of an individual who may be prone to addiction. It can be an aspect of a person’s personality or character. No single addictive personality for the addict or alcoholic exists. There is no cookie-cutter template to find out if an individual is prone to addiction or not. A person can become addicted because specific

Life With an Addict – 4 Tips For Coping As the Partner of an Addict

Life with an addict is not easy. If he or she is actively using and refusing treatment, life can be a series of drug or alcohol induced crises that you might be tempted to try to “fix.” Unfortunately, this only serves to reinforce the problem. Rescuing your partner only allows him or her to continue to deny taking responsibility for the consequences of using, and Read More →

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