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Happy Founder’s Day Alcoholics Anonymous!

OPENING UP TO CHANGE

Daily Reflections. aa.org Self-searching is the means by which we bring new vision, action, and grace to bear upon the dark and negative side of our natures. With it comes the development of that kind of humility that makes it possible for us to receive God’s help. . . . we find that bit by […]

What Happens When You Quit Smoking?

Healthline   Right now is a great time to quit smoking. Why? In as few as 20 minutes, you’ll start to feel the benefits. Here we break down the changes that occur in your body within minutes, hours, days, and even years of you kicking the habit. The health benefits of quitting today may surprise […]

Maintenance and Growth

From the book As Bill Sees it.   It is plain that a life which includes deep resentment leads only to futility and unhappiness. To the precise extent that we permit these, do we squander the hours that might have been worth while. But with the alcoholic, whose hope is the maintenance and growth of […]

Stages of Alcoholism

Courtesy of HEALTHGUIDE The path to addiction: Stages of alcoholism Moderate drinking isn’t a cause for concern in most adults. But when alcohol consumption gets out of control, you may find yourself on a dangerous path toward addiction. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism estimates that 17 million American adults have alcohol use disorders. […]

Alcoholism and the Elderly

Source: https://casapalmera.com/alcoholism-and-the-elderly/ Written by Casa Palmera Staff Alcoholism and alcohol abuse among the elderly is a hidden epidemic that is rarely recognized and is grossly under diagnosed. It is estimated that nearly half of all elderly individuals suffering from alcoholism remain undetected. This is misdiagnosis is caused by two main factors: First, the elderly are a […]

Blackout (alcohol-related amnesia)

A blackout is a phenomenon caused by the intake of an alcoholic beverage or other substance in which long term memory creation is impaired or there is a complete inability to recall the past. Blackouts are frequently described as having effects similar to that of anterograde amnesia, in which the subject cannot recall any events […]