Category: Alcoholism

Alcoholism is a Behavioral Pattern Helped Behaviorally

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A substantial proportion of doctors in the U.S. believe that alcoholism is a behavioral pattern. They reject the theory that alcoholism is a disease. So they don’t treat it themselves. Instead, they typically send their patients to Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.). A.A. Beliefs In A.A., alcoholics are taught that they Suffer from an incurable disease. Must …

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Alcoholic Loss of Control (Disease Theory of Alcoholism)

In the mid-1930’s, Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) 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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Alcohol Rehabs and Money (Often More about Money than Helping People)

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The alcohol and drug treatment industry is enormous and highly profitable. However, it’s very competitive. To lure patients or clients, many rehabs and retreats use falsehoods and deception. When it comes to alcohol rehabs and money, it’s often more about money. Helping people is of minor concern. There’s little regulation, deception is common, and it’s …

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AA is Religious: Alcoholics Anonymous is Religious in Nature!

AA is religious. Court cases repeatedly find that Alcoholics Anonymous is religious in nature.  As a result, no agent of government may legally require anyone to attend AA.  I. AA is Religious AA is Based on Religion Founders of AA were members of a fundamentalist Protestant Christian movement, the Oxford Group. Its members “practiced absolute …

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Famous Alcoholics (You’ll be Surprised at Some Names!)

Anyone can be alcoholic. It’s not just the skid row wino. There are many very famous alcoholics. This list isn’t limited to famous alcoholics. It also includes the infamous, rich, powerful, and influential. (By the way, be sure to visit Alcoholic Athletes and also Famous People Arrested for Drunk Driving.) It’s important to recognize 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. However, it’s now popular there as well. That includes acupuncture for alcoholism treatment. For this reason, it’s often offered as a treatment option. I. Acupuncture Theory The theory of acupuncture is simple. It’s that a balanced flow …

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The Road to Recovery from Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

I. Background of The Road to Recovery The Road to Recovery is “a landmark national study on public perceptions of alcoholism and barriers to treatment.” Peter D. Hart Research Associates conducted it for the Rush Recovery Institute. The nationwide study surveyed doctors, employers, clergy, counselors and therapists. Also surveyed were adults with a current or …

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Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS): Save Our Selves

Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS) is a nonprofit network of autonomous, non-professional local groups. Its sole purpose is to help individuals achieve and maintain abstinence. It can be from alcoholism, drug addiction or food addiction. SOS credits individuals for achieving and maintaining their own abstinence. Secular Organizations for Sobriety does not compete with any other recovery …

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Non-12-Step Programs and Rehabs: There are Many Choices

Almost one quarter of all alcohol and drug rehabilitation facilities in the U.S. are non-12-step programs. These are the findings of a recent survey by The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA). People who prefer a non-12-step program or rehab have a wide choise. Here are alphabetical lists of random samples.  First …

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Women Can Control Their Drinking: How to Do It Yourself

Rarely does a book appear that is both enjoyably readable and highly informative. Such a rare gem is Gabrielle Glasser’s Her Best-Kept Secret: Why Women Drink – And How they Can Regain Control. The sub-title correctly suggests the practical value of apply evidence-based approaches. Women (and men) can use them to either control their drinking …

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