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Month: June 2014

When Dad Works to Overcome Alcoholism, Children See Real Benefit

No family is conflict-free. But when one parent is addicted to alcohol, the amount of arguing that goes on in the home is higher than normal. That kind of home environment hurts everyone, including the children. The good news, according to a new study, is that if dad will take steps to deal with his …

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Which Genetic Factors Increase Susceptibility to Alcoholism?

Doctors and researchers know that some of the risks for developing alcoholism are passed on genetically from generation to generation. In a study published May/June 2014 in the journal Alcohol and Alcoholism, researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina and the University of California, Los Angeles assessed the potential impact of two genetic variations …

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Why It’s So Important to Celebrate Sobriety Milestones

Weddings, anniversaries, graduations, job promotions, retirement, weight loss and birthdays – these are just a few of the occasions that are celebrated in the course of a life. Parties or dinners are given in honor of significant achievements and milestones. And it is a very healthy practice. But when a person finishes time spent recovering …

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The Effects of Addiction on Relationships

The number of Americans addicted to either drugs or alcohol has reached roughly 130 million, according to a WorldNetDaily article. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, in an average year 30 million Americans will drive while intoxicated and 10 million will drive while under the influence of illicit drugs. Even with …

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Why Are So Many Doctors Addicted to Drugs?

What happens when those who care for others have a difficult time caring for themselves? Research shows that a disturbing number of doctors struggle with substance abuse. Where 8% to 10% of the general population abuses drugs or alcohol, some estimates have the range for physicians at 10% to 15%. While these numbers are frightening …

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