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The Steps.



One of the terms I use, alcohol abuse or alcohol abuser, is used generically and is meant to include both problem drinkers and alcohol addicts – persons commonly termed as ‘alcoholics’. You may attach moral implications to the term alcohol abuse and alcohol abuser, but the author intends none. We are dealing with issues of […]

Rock Bottom

Women For Sobriety, Inc

Women For Sobriety, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women overcome alcoholism and other addictions. It is, in fact, the first national self-help program for women alcoholics. Our “New Life” Program helps achieve sobriety and sustain ongoing recovery. WFS has been providing services to women alcoholics since July, 1976. The WFS “New Life” […]

20/20 Anchor Elizabeth Vargas Talks to The Fix About Anxiety, Alcoholism, and Recovery

By The Fix. By Dorri Olds 09/13/16.   “I was nearly fired from my job. My husband left me while I was in rehab, I hurt my kids tremendously, and I nearly lost my life.” Vargas is candid about her struggles. Photo via Facebook “A huge part of my alcoholism was anxiety,”20/20 anchor Elizabeth Vargas told […]

Canada approves prescription heroin for addicts who have failed other treatments

Courtesy of the Independent:   ‘It shows a more healthy approach to addiction,’ British Columbia’s health minister says.   Reducing the transmission of blood-born illnesses is one advantage of supervised clinics Getty Chronic heroin addicts in Canada will now be able to receive the drug on prescription. Pharmaceutical grade heroin, known as diacetylmorphine, will be available […]

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