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Alcoholism

Causes of Addiction – Circle of Influence & Circle of Concern

There are no real identifiable causes of addiction, but there are many factors that we are exposed to on a daily basis which may contribute towards the development of an addiction.

Whether internal or external, every person has a set of concerns that they find themselves head to head with on a daily basis.

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Addiction Recovery & Counselling - How to say no & mean it

One of the tools that addiction counseling teaches you is how to say no. It also helps you realise that saying no can be easy and does not mean that you are selfish.

There are many people who believe that the only way to show someone kindness is to do what they ask of them, regardless of what the consequences will be.

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The short and long-term side effects of alcohol abuse

Alcohol abuse has many devastating effects on everyone who is involved; the individual, their family, friends and even strangers.

These effects leave a deep imprint in the lives of people and can be extremely traumatic. The experiences people have which are related to alcoholism are very seldom positive and can cause ripples that travel far into the future.

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Rehab Centre speaks out about Peer Pressure amongst adults

It is widely believed that peer pressure amongst friends is only experienced during adolescence. However, it is very much present amongst adults.

Those who were susceptible to peer pressure during and towards the end of their teenage years are more likely to fall victim to the very subtle pressure from their peers in adulthood.

It is important to know that there is negative peer pressure as well as positive peer pressure.

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10 Valuable Lessons from a Non-Alcoholic who went Sober

Alcohol is a very big part of our lives. It is everywhere you look. Whether you are eating out at a fancy restaurant or out shopping for groceries, you are bound to be met with a variety of liquor to choose from.

The consumption of alcohol has become an integral part of our interaction with others, and believe it or not, the interaction we have with ourselves too.

After some deliberation a while back, I decided to stop drinking and not for any particular reason at all.

I did not give myself a time frame; I could pick up a beer tomorrow or I could never drink again, who knows?

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Diagnosing Alcoholism and Alcohol Dependence in accordance to the DSM

Alcoholism and alcohol dependence not only affect the person binge drinking but also the people around them.

It’s not easy to convince someone that they drink too much, nor is it easy to admit to yourself that you have a drinking problem.

In this article, our rehabilitation centre provides the common behaviours of someone who has a drinking problem. We hope that this information can be shared and used to help someone change their life.

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The Reality of Relapse – What to do when you are feeling low

I’ve relapsed before.

It was during a time when I thought I had it all together, my life was back on track, things were looking good, my future was bright… Yes, there were tough days, but I felt strong and ready to take on life’s challenges.

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