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Wet Brain

Wet brain is a form of brain damage. Wet brain is also called Wernicke Korsakoff syndrome, Korsakoff’s psychosis, Wernicke’s encephalopathy, and beri beri. The symptoms of wet brain may sometimes improve with therapy but it is often permanent and irreversible. Wet brain is caused by a deficiency of thiamine which is also known as vitamin […]

Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome (WKS) classically, but not always, presents with the clinical triad of confusion, ataxia, and nystagmus. It is best conceptualized as 2 distinct syndromes, with one being characterized by an acute/subacute confusional state and often reversible findings of Wernicke encephalopathy (a type of delirium) and the other by persistent and irreversible findings of Korsakoff dementia. (See Clinical […]

Small steps

Where do I belong?

What does it mean, really?  To belong?  And where do I belong? I often felt that I did not belong anywhere.  I felt like the odd one out, like nobody understood me nor wanted me.  I’m not even sure when this started…  Was it before I turned to alcohol or was it after?  Did I […]

Why God Says No ?

  Copyright ©1944-2004 The AA Grapevine, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Reprints by permission only.   THE FIRST REAL AWARENESS, for most of us, of the tremendous potential continuing assistance from a Higher Power came when we realized that something beyond ourselves was removing the baffling compulsion to drink. As practical results developed, we began to […]