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...an even scarier situation. A report issued by the CDC in May 2013 states of children ages 12-17, “4.2 percent had an alcohol abuse disorder in the past year.”
If you suspect that your child’s use of alcohol has escalated into alcoholism, you must understand the obvious signals of addiction, such as the following:Continued use despite negative consequences. Damaged health due to alcohol abuse. Feeling that a drink is necessary to get through the day. Thoughts that continually center on alcohol. Use of alcohol when it presents a physical danger, such as when... (more)
...a Counselor. After working in the field for over two decades, I decided to write about my experiences and hopefully reach a larger audience.
Willingness to stop drinking or using drugs is a big obstacle for addicts and loved ones who are trying to help individuals suffering from addiction. This book helps loved ones gain insight into addiction and the recovery process.
This book is also for Psychologists, Counselors and Relationship Coaches.This easy to read book covers various topics: depression, stress, anxiety, loneliness, impulsivity, impatience, anger,... (more)
Speak with your face turned away,
words that I long for you to say.
I believe them even if they may
keep my logic in constant sway
Holding my aching mind at bay
go ahead my love, lie anyway.
First Written in Opinions of Eye(more)
... Americans with Disabilities Act website that the definitions of terms are very screwed up. In fact, I challenge y'all to to look up four words, for fun of course, and then review how they are applied in the Americans with Disabilities Act. The four words are Disability, Disease, Alcoholic, and Addiction. Meanwhile, let me continue. Consuming alcohol is a choice a person makes. Stopping the consumption of alcohol is as well a choice.
This seems to be a very blurred subject when it comes to employment, benifits, and a person living their life. Unfortunately, as we see everyday, we tend ... (more)
...money, and I had to beg our landlord to give us more time to pay. Odds are it’ll happen again someday soon, and then we’ll be out on the street. My boyfriend realizes how serious the situation is, and he says he wants to stop, but he just can’t do it. What can I do to break his addiction and get him to quit gambling?
Dear Loser Lover,
Your boyfriend is not addicted to gambling. Like any other addict, he just likes to do it and doesn’t want to quit. Addiction is an excuse people use so they can... (more)
...into a school/college gang (it’s like smoking cigarette is their membership card, ‘a daring challenge it is’ they would say) and later become chain smokers. I feel so sorry for them for surrendering their lives so easily and at the same time guilty for not preventing them. But I am taking an oath now that “I won’t ever fall a victim to addiction and will save those trapped in its deadly claws”
After all addiction is only a weakness, a weakness to which saying NO is hard but not impossible. So stay away from addictives and live a beautiful life not a half conscious one.(more)
... pattern of purity, the sting of description would cast its shadow on that land. Whether we were proclaimed by those who struggle with "lesser things" as just weak and self-serving . . . or were dismissed as an apostate beyond redemption for having succumbed to repetitive sin -- the crop of our addiction -- the words and labels affix themselves. The cruel eye-jabbing by Christians who become absorbed in the failings of others -- "You've sinned against all Christianity for all eternity" -- pierces the heart and builds a wall the sinner never could. If we let it. I think one of the most... (more)
...behaviour needed a complete coverhaul. I didn’t know it at the time however I was an addicted to the lifestyle as as I was the drugs. I wasn’t much of a lifestyle. First I had to change my thinking, and I’d done far too much damage for that to be an easy thing to do. After years of addiction, alcoholism, self-hatred, and the rest of it I was crazy. I had left a significant trail of carnage. In some respects I wasn’t all that different to any other addicted person. Although I was out of balance long before I took drugs and then there was the carnage I left behind. Which in... (more)
To kind of paint you a picture of what it was like on an average day in the drop-in, let me give you a little info so you can maybe visualize it better. I know when I started working there I truly had no idea how much I would love and hate it at the same time. The love part came with my ability to see beauty in all people . I just usually choose to focus on the positive no matter what the situation. Working there that certainly was a helpful thing. The hate part came from the frustration of knowing I could do so much more. Unfortunately when you work for non-profit there is only so... (more)
.... . . not a headlong toss into finding themselves in the land of the lost.
We need to quit scaring; we need to start caring.
Whether we embrace it as an official ministry or not, members of our churches are ministering to Christians who struggle with homosexuality, pornography addiction and other forms of sexual brokenness. Like the struggle itself, their ministry to those who suffer may be hidden, but it goes on, born out of undeniable love. They are parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters, cousins, and friends of your church members – men and women -- who are... (more)