Addiction Topic Keyword: Dependent (p. 1 of 1)

  • Drinking Patterns Associated With Alcohol Consumption

    Drinking Patterns Associated With Alcohol Consumption

    It's not abnormal for a person with a drinking problem to deny the fact that their use of alcohol is having a negative impact on their life. Many people who are dependent on alcohol have distorted views of what an alcoholic is. They see themselves as normal functional people who like to drink because alcoholics are usually homeless dysfunctional people living on the streets.
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  • The Vicious Cycle of Chronic Addiction, Where Does It Start and When Does It End?

    The Vicious Cycle of Chronic Addiction, Where Does It Start and When Does It End?

    The Sad truth about Chronic Addiction It's probably very hard for most people to grasp how anyone could let themselves become dependent on alcohol or drugs if they have never experienced drug addiction personally or through someone they know.
    Many people who have never experienced addiction first hand don't understand how someone could let this happen to them self. It's hard for some people...

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  • Codependency and Enabling Substance Abuse Behavior

    Codependency and Enabling Substance Abuse Behavior

    The definition of enabling in Random House dictionary is as follows: to make able; give power, means, competence or ability to; authorize. To make possible or easy. Now, what does that have to do with drug abuse? After all, no one wants a loved one to do something that would hurt themselves or others. So, how could an individual possibly enable someone else’s behavior? Furthermore, why...

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  • 12 (Twelve) Step Programs: Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, etc..What Are They?

    12 (Twelve) Step Programs: Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, etc..What Are They?

    Nobody wants to be judged; especially when they’ve done something they aren’t proud of. That is the beauty of the twelve step program. These programs are based on the idea that their only purpose is to work on personal recovery. The most famous of the twelve-step programs include Alcoholics Anonymous, which is basically a recovery guide from alcoholism. Since the onset of A.A., there...

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