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Alcoholism and Marriage - Underlying Issues

There's one thing for sure that you can say about Gloria and her ex-husband Chuck, they both know how to keep the fight going long after the initial disagreement has been forgotten. The divorce isn't .
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Narcotics Anonymous Still Growing

Drug treatment centers are all over the country and ads for these facilities are everywhere. The Google ads you read on this web page are probably for drug treatment centers, offering a variety of ..
(October 03, 2008)
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Anabolic Steroids Not Just For Athletes

The vision of a 320-pound offensive lineman in the National Football League, or a muscle-bound Major League Baseball player jacking a monstrous homerun is what comes to many Americans when they think .
(October 03, 2008)
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Christian Drug and Alcohol Rehab Center Resources For Drug ..

There does not have to be a chasm between a Christian Drug and Alcohol Rehab Center program approach to drug addiction and a medical or scientific approach to addiction recovery. A medical approach ..
(October 03, 2008)
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Hidden Away For Years

When parents discover a small amount of marijuana in their teenager's bedroom, there are a couple of common reactions-like panic and anger, or perhaps mom and dad are a little more laid back and take .
(September 26, 2008)
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Do the Right Dose

There they were; all the bottles of pills in “Wanda's" kitchen. There was medication for any number of medical conditions and each had a different dosage and a different frequency of use. She ..
(September 26, 2008)
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The Perfect Storm - Alcoholism and Depression

Sometimes what is right in front of us doesn't seem to register until it's too late, and given that hindsight is 20/20, we reflect on events of the past and see where we might have made a difference ..
(September 26, 2008)
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Drugs and the Military

There are always certain images that come to mind when I recall the Vietnam War and my part in it serving in the U. S. Navy. The 1971 song by The Doors, “Riders on the Storm, " fills my head. ..
(August 28, 2008)
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Marijuana Isn't a Soft Drug

Over the years there has been the on going debate over whether or not marijuana is really a dangerous drug. I suppose it comes down to your own, personal preference on what you choose to believe, but .
(August 28, 2008)
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God, As We Understand Him - So What?

While introducing the 12-Step process to drug addiction patients, I often see bristling when we come to the mention of God. They get that certain look on their faces; the one that says the door is ..
(August 22, 2008)
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A Family Affair - Why Was John Using Drugs

The family was worried about “John" after discovering that he has been using drugs. They didn't know what drugs he was using at first, and they didn't know how often he was using, but they knew .
(August 15, 2008)
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On Medical Marijuana

Over the years I have read a lot about the pros and cons of medical marijuana, and from time-to-time there is a piece on the news about it, usually profiling somebody who is in trouble with the law. ..
(August 15, 2008)
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Easy Access

"Kevin" was a registered nurse and participating in a short-term out-patient recovery program. Unlike many people who come into rehab, Kevin knew he had a problem, knew that the problem was left ..
(April 03, 2008)
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12 Steps Without God?

I recently encountered a devout atheist during a drug and alcohol spirituality group at a rehabilitation center. The one-hour session is intended to be an introduction to the spiritual aspects of ..
(April 07, 2008)
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Drug Addiction's Victims

Addiction had its say on April 25, 2008. It was the end of a sad story that began in 1993, when orthopedic surgeon Mark Benson was leaving a basketball game with three of his children. He lost ..
(May 11, 2008)
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Humor Makes Its Point

When going through the 12-Steps with clients for the first time, it's easy to get caught up in the medical aspects of drug abuse, the social aspects of addiction, the debate over whether or not God ..
(May 11, 2008)
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Science And Religion

It was a refreshing experience to hear the meeting of science and religion at the 42nd annual Spring Conference of the Wisconsin Association on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse in Madison. In a society ..
(May 11, 2008)
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Addiction Crosses Generations

It was supposed to be a fun day at the beach for Carlos and his family, with swimming, sand castles and maybe an ice cream cone. Everybody was there that day. His mom and dad and three older sisters ..
(May 12, 2008)
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The Power Of Religious Symbolism

"Recovery is not complete until we become spiritual. " Those words began the presentation by Ashok Baldi, MD, at the 42nd annual Spring Conference of the Wisconsin Association of Alcohol and Other ..
(May 15, 2008)
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One Oreo Is Not Enough

The reasoning is simple and easy to understand. One Oreo cookie isn't enough. We want more. After all, that one cookie was so good, so surely two has got to be better. That's how Pastor Steve Trampe, .
(May 22, 2008)
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Addiction is Like Drowning

The expressions on their faces reflect their experience of helplessness and fear, when people recall what it is like to come close to drowning. It's difficult at best to try to imagine what near ..
(June 05, 2008)
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Way Over the Line

I'll never forget the last time I saw my friend “Chuck. " He was in the hospital and went for a visit, having no idea how serious his condition was and certainly no idea that I would not see ..
(June 12, 2008)
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What Goes Around Comes Around - Blues in a Bottle

What goes around comes around is thrown about as a common explanation for the disappointments of life and the payback for bad decisions. But for those struggling with the disease of alcoholism, it ..
(August 08, 2008)
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More Carrot, Less Stick

I'm not much of a fan of daytime television, and it's not often that I even pay much attention to it, but recently I happened to catch a Dr. Phil show about alcoholism and intervention. The show ..
(August 08, 2008)
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The Cart Before the Horse - WANTING Addiction Treatment

Drug and alcohol treatment can come in a variety of forms and some of the traditional ways of handling the difficult task of getting a person into treatment may not always be fruitful. Sometimes we ..
(August 08, 2008)
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