lying about addiction

Lying About Addiction to Family and Friends

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One of the characteristic signs of addiction is lying about addiction to friends and loved ones. For example, those with an alcohol use disorder will often downplay the amount they consume in hopes of detracting from their actual consumption.…
help for alcoholism and depression

Recovery Versus Reality

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The truth about conquering your addiction Many people are reluctant to admit they have an addiction, or go to a rehab facility because of the myths surrounding treatment. Before you give up on recovery altogether, get the facts so that you…
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I Don’t Want to Quit Drinking But I Need To

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There are a multitude of reasons why a person might have developed their addiction to alcohol. Alcohol can fill an empty space, a void in one’s life, providing a sense of comfort and peace…at least for a while. Some turn to alcohol when…
Average Time for Alcohol Detox

Average Time For Alcohol Detox and Withdrawal

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When persistent, excessive consumption of alcohol leads to an alcohol use disorder it can have a negative impact on all aspects of a person’s life. In addition to the well-known adverse health effects, alcohol abuse can damage careers, relationships,…
Alcoholic Anonymous Inpatient Program

Alcoholic Anonymous Inpatient Program

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Alcoholic Use Disorder or AUD is the term for a chronic disease characterized by excessive consumption of alcohol and the preoccupation with that substance. AUD is a chronic relapsing brain disease marked by a loss of control over alcohol intake…
drinking alcohol and taking ambien

Drinking Alcohol and Taking Ambien—A Dangerous Combo

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With the proliferation of new sleep-related products—special pillows, bespoked mattresses, and sheets “guaranteed” to provide us with the “best night’s sleep of our lives,” it is clear that achieving a better quality of sleep is…
Recovering Alcoholic Quotes

20 Recovering Alcoholic Quotes By Those Who Want to Inspire Others

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When attempting something as monumental as achieving sobriety, it helps to have some handy sources of inspiration available. Sobriety is a long and winding road, pitted with the bumps and potholes that define the daily struggle. But just knowing…
Depression and Alcoholism in Women

Depression and Alcoholism in Women

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Alcohol is a perennial favorite among individuals who suffer from depression, including women. The substance provides a respite from the symptoms of depression, such as feelings of hopelessness, sadness, or despair, replacing these emotions,…
how to stop drinking alcohol

How To Stop Drinking Alcohol Safely

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On some level of consciousness, we know when we are pushing the envelope on a particular weakness or vice. For some it might be indulging too often in sweets or rich foods, resulting in weight gain and health conditions. For others it might…
help for alcoholism and depression

Help for Alcoholism and Depression

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Like a peanut butter and jelly, alcoholism and depression often coexist together. On their own, either depression or alcoholism is a devastating disorder. Together, these comorbid disorders seem to feast off each other, each worsening the symptoms…