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How to Help a Pathological Liar Recover

Like many other behavioral health concerns, the success of pathological liar treatment methods relies heavily on the liar’s desire to change. However, the support of friends and loved ones during treatment can also play a crucial role in recovery from pathological lying. What Is Pathological Lying? A pathological liar is someone who doesn’t tell the…

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What Is a Counter-Dependent?

By Heather Rolland Most people want intimacy in their lives. Giving up some independence in order to enjoy closeness with others is, for most of us, a normal and joyous part of adulthood. For people with counter-dependent issues, however, intimacy is much more difficult. Others are kept at arm’s length, and intimacy is fraught with…

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What Is Alcoholic Neuropathy?

By Nathan Falde Extended periods of heavy drinking can cause alcohol to accumulate in the tissues of the body, unleashing a tidal wave of harmful effects. These include a permanent loss of functioning in the peripheral nervous system, which controls movement, sensation and motor coordination. In medical terms this is known as alcoholic neuropathy, a…

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What Is a Wet Drug?

By Gideon Hoyle You may have heard recently about the phenomenon of “wet” drugs. Public health officials use this term to describe tobacco or marijuana cigarettes dipped in one or both of two substances: the hallucinogenic anesthetic PCP (phencyclidine or “angel dust”) and formaldehyde-based embalming fluid. Consumption of these drugs can have a serious, severe…

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How Long Does Alcohol Poisoning Last?

What exactly is alcohol poisoning? Does everyone experience it the same way? And how long does alcohol poisoning last? If you’ve had a few too many drinks, gone on a binge, experienced a blackout, or woken up with the worst hangover ever after a night of partying, these questions may be swirling around in your…

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How to Help an Alcoholic Sibling

It is often said that alcoholism is a family disease. Maybe only one family member is drinking, but the whole family reels. Figuring out how to help an alcoholic family member can be confusing and frustrating, but there are a few guidelines that can help you, as a brother or sister of an active alcoholic,…