Category Archives: Alcohol

Help! I’m a (fill in the blanks) Addict!

Different people talk about being addicted, but how can you tell if you are? Merriam-Webster.com says it is a: compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance (as heroin, nicotine, or alcohol) characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological … Continue reading

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Fighting the stigma of addiction

Just ran across this in a discussion thread I was following. I like it very much.   FIVE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO FIGHT STIGMA We may not be able to change overnight the way society feels about people with … Continue reading

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At War With Reality (not heavy metal)

While the title may sound provocative, the reality that it is about is ¬†somewhat cerebral. What I’m thinking about is the cognitive distortion known as “should” statements. In cognitive therapy, telling yourself “I shoulda done the other thing,” or I … Continue reading

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Pretend You’re a Doctor

There’s been a recent spate of reports about the fact that 80% of doctors never talk to their patients about alcohol consumption. Only 13% of binge drinkers reported a health professional said anything to them in the last year. http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/01/07/260448070/drinking-too-much-dont-count-on-your-doctor-to-askContinue reading

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