Alcohol Drug Treatment

Alcohol Drug Treatment

Finding Your Voice in Recovery

 Many times newcomers in recovery programs come in and resist getting involved, or even getting close to other people.  They’ve been hurt. They’re in pain. They are just trying to make sense of their new life without alcohol or drugs. We’ve all been there.  At one time or another we might have thought we knew it all, but when our security (the substance) is gone, many of us lose our confidence and our voice.

Women and Binge Drinking

The Centers for Disease Control just released a study concerning the growing dangerous behavior of women and binge drinking. Although this has been of growing concern for some years it continues to escalate with alarming numbers. For definition purpose, binge drinking for women is defined as consuming six alcohol drinks, either beer, wine, or liquor in one event/occasion.

Alcoholism: A Family Disease

What used to be one of the most overlooked aspects of alcoholism is the family. Alcoholism is a family disease. Most family members have come to believe they need to take care of the addict so that nothing bad happens to them, or they learn to stay out to the way. A family member really never knows the erratic mood of an addict. One minute the addict could be screaming and angry at everything, including what seems to be the air around them, and the next they could be passive, depressed, and inconsolable.

Binge Drinking: The Risks to Men’s Health

Binge drinking continues to create havoc on many people, and statistics have shown that men are more at risk than women. But, what is binge drinking? A basic definition of binge drinking is when someone has the primary intention of becoming intoxicated by a heavy consumption of alcohol over a short period of time. It sometimes overlaps social drinking and is most often done in groups. A binge can last for several hours or it can last for many days.

AA Conventions | Maui Fest VII, International Convention

Over the course of the month of June, and through the summer, we'll be taking the time to post Sober Conventions throughout the United States. We might even post some in more exotic locales, but we'll work hard stick to the US. Sober Conventions are wonderful, learning experiences for people with long time sobriety and even for recovering addicts who might have even graduated from an alcohol and drug detox.

 

Wailea, Maui, Hawaii June 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5, 2011

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