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Alcoholism and Denial: a Serious Problem Faced by Alcoholics

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Almost everyone has heard that alcoholism and denial are related. And probably everyone has heard the old “Have you stopped beating your wife” trick question. Answering either yes or no damns the respondent. Similarly, the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 12-step program also a trick question. It’s a case of “heads I win, tails you lose.” Question: …

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Many Doctors Reject Alcoholism as a Disease

Many doctors reject alcoholism as a disease. There are many public statements that alcoholism is a disease. But as Dr. Lynne Appleton says, “medical practice rejects treating it as such. Not only does alcoholism not follow the model of a ‘disease,’ it is not amenable to standard medical treatment.”1 Dr. Appleton explains that “medical research …

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Alcoholic Loss of Control (Disease Theory of Alcoholism)

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In the mid-1930’s, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) began promoting the theory that alcoholism is a disease. Alcoholics latched onto the theory because they could see themselves as victims of a disease. Thus, they wern’t responsible for their drinking problem. Doctors, hospitals, and alcohol rehabs liked the theory because they could then be paid for treating the …

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Acupuncture for Alcoholism or Alcohol Dependence

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Acupuncture has been a therapeutic technique for thousands of years in China. It’s relatively new in the West. But it’s now popular there as well. That includes acupuncture for alcoholism treatment. For this reason, it’s often offered as a treatment option. Overview Acupuncture Theory Acupuncture for Alcoholism Effectiveness Acupuncture is Popular Resources I. Acupuncture Theory …

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