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2 Issues of family communication for families of alcoholics

Issues of family communication for families of alcoholics

January 23rd, 2011

Family members of alcoholics often carry a deep, yet unspoken, resentment. Here, we explore how families can improve communication using alcoholism or addiction as a starting point. And how addicts and alcoholics can use family issues to deepen their own recovery. More on the importance of family communication here.

Help for homeless people – How you can help

Help for homeless people – How you can help

January 9th, 2011

Want to help the homeless? Learn what you can REALLY do to help homeless people from the organizations that work with the homeless.

Expressions of drunkenness (and intoxication) BOOK REVIEW

Expressions of drunkenness (and intoxication) BOOK REVIEW

December 29th, 2010

Interested in the biological, social and cultural influences behind alcohol consumption? Is drunkenness and intoxication part of your every work language? If you are a public policy maker, an academic, or a student of addiction science…this book is a MUST HAVE for your library. Learn WHY here.

2 Drunk Christmas: 7 signs of alcohol problems

Drunk Christmas: 7 signs of alcohol problems

December 24th, 2010

Do you need to get drunk to survive Christmas? Does drinking to get drunk over the holidays mean that you have an alcohol problem? Test yourself here.

Christmas drink recipes: non alcoholic punch recipe for Christmas

Christmas drink recipes: non alcoholic punch recipe for Christmas

December 16th, 2010

3 great ideas for non alcoholic Christmas punch. Plus, a cold frosty twist on an original milkshake, Drink recipes that will get your holidays warm, but not “lit”.

2 Problems in late stage alcoholism treatment: Part 3

Problems in late stage alcoholism treatment: Part 3

December 2nd, 2010

Through personal life experience, guest writer Clark Jones explains how the legal and medical systems work against late stage alcoholics. He talks about problems in the treatment model for late stage alcoholism, and the need for long term treatment in order for proper recovery to begin. Share your ideas about late stage alcoholism treatment alternatives here.

1 Problems in late stage alcoholism treatment: Part 2

Problems in late stage alcoholism treatment: Part 2

December 1st, 2010

We hear from Clark Jones in part two of a three part series on late stage alcoholism treatment. Here, Clark talks about his personal experiences as a late stage alcoholic and questions punitive treatment models. He looks into the ethics of private and public treatment centers for late stage alcoholics, and explores problems in the system that could have caused the death of his friend, Janet. More on late stage alcoholism here.

2 Problems in late stage alcoholism treatment: Part 1

Problems in late stage alcoholism treatment: Part 1

November 30th, 2010

Guest writer, Clark Jones, asks questions here about late stage alcoholism treatment. Taken from his own anecdotal experience in late stage treatment for alcoholism in the state of Wyoming, he questions treatment practices outcomes for both private and public treatment centers. Read more about the special considerations for late stage alcoholism here.

45 Why do people drink alcohol?

Why do people drink alcohol?

November 14th, 2010

People drink alcohol for two reasons: taste or effect. But alcoholic people drink alcohol for different reasons. We explore the question, “Why do people drink alcohol?” here. Learn more about the effects drinking alcohol and the characteristics of alcoholic drinking here.

8 7 tips on alcoholism intervention

7 tips on alcoholism intervention

October 14th, 2010

For friends or family, alcoholism intervention can be scary. I speak from experience and offer tips on alcoholism intervention and how to present your concerns to a friend or loved one about possible alcoholism.

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