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Recovering from Recovery

Alcoholics Anonymous is by far the largest support group for alcoholics in the world and most people who need help to beat alcoholism do attend it at least for a while. AA and the 12 step world has a large number of devoted, evangelical followers that claim it will work for everyone. Unfortunately it does […]

The Science Behind PTSD Symptoms

By Michele Rosenthal After any type of trauma (from combat to car accidents, natural disasters to domestic violence, sexual assault to child abuse), the brain and body change. Every cell records memories and every embedded, trauma-related neuro pathway has the opportunity to repeatedly reactivate. Sometimes the alterations these imprints create are transitory, the small glitch of […]

Governor 2001-2015

MY MOM and ALCOHOL. – written by Sarah Christopher: I have a story to share about my mother losing the battle against alcohol, here’s how scary it can be… Alcohol makes you so alone.. so alone. My mother kicked us all out of her life, after a long battle against alcohol. She died on July 4, 2014, in her home. We didn’t find […]

Women Alcoholics

Women Alcoholics face greater risks to their health than their male counterparts. Alcohol increases a woman’s risk of developing serious illnesses and an increased risk of heart disease, liver disease, ulcers, reproductive problems, osteoporosis, pancreatic  memory loss, and other illnesses caused by substance and alcohol abuse. The effects of alcohol on the liver are more severe […]

The importance of support groups…and combination therapy.

10 Things The Adult Child Of An Addict Wants You To Know

By Joni Edelman   There are many adults among us — many of whom you might not recognize — with intimate knowledge of what it’s like to grow up with an addicted parent. Sadly, there are also many people who love those adults and don’t know what it is like to have become an adult […]