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Addiction and Recovery: Know the warning signs of problem drinking

There are “heavy-hitters,” “weekend warriors,” and petite women with ”wooden legs” who can drink burly construction workers under the table. There are also “social drinkers,” who simply enjoy a bottle of good wine with dinner and others who appreciate a few beers after a softball game.

Problem drinkers? Maybe, maybe not. More to the point, maybe a few at risk of becoming problem drinkers. April being Alcohol Awareness Month, it’s a good time to review personal drinking habits, if just to see if there are any warning flags of a potential future problem that can be avoided. It’s worth the time.

According to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, about 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes each year, making it the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Alcohol use disorder (AUD) affects 15-18 million adults. It’s a major health issue, but drinking is so ingrained in our society that many people are reluctant to look at their own drinking patterns. This common resistance to self-reflection, along with a lack of information on the risks of abusing alcohol, can be harmful to your health.

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Families, alcoholism & recovery
167 pages
Families, alcoholism & recovery

This book offers mental health professionals an updated and expanded guide for applying family therapy approaches to the treatment of alcoholism.

Alcoholism, Drug Addiction, and the Road to Recovery, Life on the Edge
438 pages
Alcoholism, Drug Addiction, and the Road to Recovery, Life on the Edge

However, a variety of conditions unrelated to alcohol and other drug use can cause elevaTABLE 5.2. Laboratory Tests to Detect Alcohol and Drug Use Abnormal liver chemistries Breathalyzer test for alcohol Concentrations of alcohol and other drugs in blood Hair analysis Saliva analysis Urine testing (ions of the GGTP including hepatitis, diabetes mellitus, gall bladder. 48 ALCOHOLISM, DRUGADDICTION, AND THE ROAD TO RECOVERY Laboratory Aids to Identify Alcohol and ...

Arresting Destruction, Recovery from Alcoholism
237 pages
Arresting Destruction, Recovery from Alcoholism

The book illustrates how the individual alcoholic recovers from alcoholism and explores the experience of those who become alcoholic and who then find recovery.

Alcoholism Recovery
128 pages
Alcoholism Recovery

This is a practical, exercise-based look at using mindfulness to help recover from problem drinking.

Research on Alcoholics Anonymous and Spirituality in Addiction Recovery, The Twelve-Step Program Model Spiritually Oriented Recovery Twelve-Step Membership Effectiveness and Outcome Research
449 pages
Research on Alcoholics Anonymous and Spirituality in Addiction Recovery, The Twelve-Step Program Model Spiritually Oriented Recovery Twelve-Step Membership Effectiveness and Outcome Research

Beyond sobriety: The cultural significance of Alcoholics Anonymous as a social movement. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 23(1) (Spring), 21–40. Borkman, T. (1983). A social experiential model in programs for alcoholism recovery: A research report on a new treatment design (DHHS Publication No. ADM 83-1259). Rockville, MD: National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Borkman, T. (2006). Sharing experience ...

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