Thursday, July 19, 2018

12 results for 'alcohol'

Lifelong Sobriety

By Yvonne Wu, published on Jan 9, 2014

...Coaches.This easy to read book covers various topics: depression, stress, anxiety, loneliness, impulsivity, impatience, anger, procrastination, negative attitudes, self-centeredness, low self-esteem, and more. These overwhelming emotions and their effect may eventually lead you to drinking alcohol or using other addictive substances.

Bajeerao Patil has been treating addictions as a drug and alcohol counselor for over 25 years. He has Masters Degrees in Social Work and Human Resources. He is an avid teacher of addiction and recovery. He is affiliated with the Drug and Alcohol... (more)

Tags: depression, relationships, alcohol, anger management, anger, self-help, anxiety, addiction, recovery, drug abuse, self improvement, lifelong sobriety

Land Of The Rising Sun: An Airman's Tale (Part 1)

By Scorpion Sting, published on May 10, 2013 the United States Air Force living abroad in northern Japan. There were many aspects to living in Japan, from living there, working there, exploring there, learning the lifestyle, learning the culture, learning the language, trying new food, and finding new ways to drink a variety of the alcohols local to Japan. But, before I get into being in Japan I must back track a little bit to my time I spent at Lowry Air Force Base in Denver Colorado since that was the true start to my start in exploring drinking heavily with people I barely knew. Drinking wasn't new to me, it wasn't something... (more)

Tags: japan, alcohol, drink, misawa, united states air force

Is being an alcoholic a disability?

By Scorpion Sting, published on Apr 1, 2013

Did y'all know that being an alcoholic is a "disability" which is both covered and protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act? Included in this post will be, but not limited to, information, links, and my opinions on this little factoid. When did being an alcoholic become a disability? When did being an alcoholic become a disease? I have news for y'all, being an alcoholic is neither a disability or disease. For example, one can quit drinking, but one can not quit having MS or CF. I found that reading at the Americans with Disabilities Act website that the definitions of terms are very... (more)

Tags: alcohol, alcoholism, addiction, disease, alcoholic, disability, ada, americans with disabilities act

Heal with your mind! TAKe CoNTRoL

By Jennifer Stone, published on May 26, 2012

Thunder down Under

What a name, exactly who I am.

If you have LOvE, LiFE on shaky ground, then you may need to learn how to

TAKe CoNTRoL through different techniques which all can work individually or through the series of books each technique will be talked about in deepth.

Have you felt, life is worthless? Why continue on, if you have hit the wall. Found out you had cancer, and your whole life flashed before you.

Most people at some stage through their lives hit the wall. It maybe the wall of success, it could be never thought it would or could happen... (more)

Tags: health, cancer, alcohol, drugs, self esteem, take control, nicotine, heal with the mind, mindfulness, self confidence

Mark Sky...Another Lesson...

By Barbara MacDonald , published on May 23, 2012

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)

Tags: alcohol, hope, addiction, drop-in, aa, mark sky

Those Thoughts Again

By D. Sager, published on Feb 20, 2012 fact, it grows. Negative thoughts breed and feed off each other. Where will I hide?

God, my creator, is a hiding place for me. He can restore me, heal me, and remove my shame. My heavenly Dad, can give me the strength to hold my head high once again, without the support of drugs, alcohol, music, gangs, belongings, or anything I have unsuccessfully leaned on. I need to know that God my father, sings over me. He sings because he loves me and has created me for great things. He understands my shame. He wants me to be whole again, to live without being affected by that... (more)

Tags: music, god, alcohol, drugs, monster, party, kissing, gangs, burning, cheeks, comfortable, feeling, loathing, low, negative, self hating, shame, unguarded

When alcohol and anxiety are a dangerous mix

By Annabelle Charbit, published on Dec 22, 2011

...okay to squeeze your face just because they haven’t seen you in a year. Some of it may make you nervous, and some may bore you half to death, and you’ll probably get through it all with a smile on your face and a drink in your hand.Why then do people say that anxiety sufferers should avoid alcohol lest their anxiety increase? That doesn’t seem logical, when alcohol does such a great job of instantly calming your nerves as you pucker up and ask that hot guy in sales for a big, wet kiss? Well it turns out that although alcohol, in the short term, reduces anxiety, in the long term,... (more)

Tags: alcohol, alcoholism, anxiety, drinking, anxiety disorder, excessive drinking

Involuntary Treatment: Unethical but Not Always Illegal

By Burl Barer, published on Nov 26, 2011

...goldmine for treatment centers, private mental hospitals, and lawyers specializing in helping families have their children committed.

Addiction Recovery Legal Services, a well respected law firm in Florida, assists “families to obtain and enforce confidential, court ordered drug and alcohol intervention, assessment, stabilization, and treatment before an individual suffers the significant and dangerous affects of substance abuse and addiction.” Yes, court ordered treatment before you suffer any significant effects.

“A hearing is set before the court after a Petition... (more)

Tags: alcohol, drugs, mental health, schizophrenia, medical diagnosis, involuntary treatment, rehabs

Top 5 Reasons Why Birthdays Are Awesome - Especially Mine!

By Felicia Stevenson, published on Oct 25, 2011 long, every where you go. Granted, of course, that they know it's your birthday, but I've found that wearing an "it's my birthday" t-shirt and/or hat helps them to clue-in quicker.

Reason #3

There's usually a party, and if you're old enough, which I am, it usually involves ALCOHOL!!! Plus! People sing for you! (all though not always in tune - but the alcohol helps here)

Reason #4 (And this one is MAJOR)

There's Cake!!! And on my birthday, it's chocolate with chocolate sprinkles and chocolate fudge. I don't think this point requires any further explanation, ... (more)

Tags: humor, entertainment, birthday, alcohol, funny, presents, drinking, list, turkey, top 5, singing, egg rolls

It Was Never About The Drinking

By Ray Colon, published on Aug 18, 2010

We used to do it just to get nice. It was part of the seduction.

With the children tucked into their beds, you’d change into something sexy. Over some drinks, we'd talk, laugh, and share what was on our minds. The cocktails were no more than rewards at the end of a difficult day, a way to dispel inhibitions, or just a part of unwinding. Nothing complicated. No deeper meaning. It was as simple as that: grown people doing grown up things.

It was never about the drinking… until it was.

Looking back, I can’t pinpoint the moment that it all went wrong. There were signs... (more)

Tags: parenting, family, relationships, alcohol, family issues

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