Tag: Alcoholism

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 supports a “heads I win, tails you lose” trick question. Question: “Are you alcoholic?” …

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AA is Religious: What You Need to Know about Alcoholics Anonymous

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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Alcoholics Drink Moderately? Is That Ever Possible? Important Facts

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I. Alcoholics Drink in Moderation? Alcoholics drink moderately? Is that ever possible? Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) has an adage. It’s “once  a pickle, never again a cucumber.” That expresses A.A.’s belief that an alcoholic will always be alcoholic. That an alcoholic can never go back to drinking in moderation. A.A. asserts that “Because the illness progresses in …

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Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD): What Is It? Alcoholism?

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Alcohol use disorder or AUD Is this just another name for alcoholism? For alcohol abuse? Exactly what is it?  To understand alcohol use disorder, it is helpful to understand the terms that came before it. Alcohol Use Disorder: Background The major authority defining such matters is the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). …

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