Alcoholic

The Effects of Alcohol Use on Relationships

When someone with an alcohol problem is on the exaggeration side of low frustration tolerance, then all the expression occurs – and this is different from that flat, calm, expressing little way of acting. Not being able to handle what one formerly did, having that “low frustration tolerance” type of day, can mean a lot of emotion is coming out. And family, friends, etc are confused and affected by this.

Another Letter From A Suffering Alcoholic

“Sunrise” just wrote: I am 2 1/2 months sober from alcohol. I found this article after sitting here at the computer, feeling horrible for my over reactions . I was sitting down crying feeling like a drink and scared I was actually going to go and get some wine. I was so shocked at my …

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What about wine used in cooking? How dangerous is it for alcoholics?

Wow — this is a week for good questions!  A reader writes that he had a fancy meal, and then discovered that wine had been used in making the sauce.  He was concerned that it could complicate his recovery.  Here’s my answer.  (The “PAWS” comment refers to post-acute withdrawal syndrome, problems and discomfort that arise …

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Excessive alcohol consumption costs U.S. nearly $2 a drink, CDC reports

Next time you buy a beer, glass of wine or cocktail, think of paying an extra two bucks for it. That’s about the cost per drink that society pays for excessive alcohol consumption, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Researchers tallied the costs of excessive drinking in 2006 in …

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Questions From Newcomers: How Do We Earn Respect And Trust When We Get Sober?

One of the common issues facing us in early recovery is the lack of trust and respect from others in our lives, whether family, friends or employers. While some — especially family — are often willing to accept our new, sober selves and welcome us back into the fold, there will always be some who …

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Questions From Newcomers: Is it possible to have a healthy life right after detox?

The smart-aleck answer to the question “Is it possible to have a healthy life right after detox” is “What…are you kidding?”  However, the straight answer is “What do you mean by ‘healthy?’” When it comes to recovery, we speak of at least two kinds of health: physical, and emotional.  Some folks would add spiritual health …

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