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ALCOHOLISM – SYMPTOMS

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ALCOHOLISM – SYMPTOMS

Below are the 5 main symptoms of alcoholism (they may also be applied to other addictions). They are in no particular order. By Mike S. author of “How did you do it? 31 years sober” and co-author of “Dry Drunk Syndrome.” 1) LOSS OF CONTROL: the inability to accurately control the amount of alcohol intake. ...

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Loss in Active Addiction and Early Recovery

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Loss in Active Addiction and Early Recovery

“No matter how hard I try—even when I’m up—I feel like somehow I’m losing someone.  There’s too much loss.“ -Anonymous Recovering Veteran-Close friend-Hero With my extensive time in the addiction and recovery field I’ve come across many and lost more than I can count. There are many feelings that go around. There is a lot ...

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Addiction, co-dopendecy, and grieving

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Addiction, co-dopendecy, and grieving

Mary Beth lost her son Matthew May 19th, 2013 to Addiction.  This story chronicles her journey through co-dependency from living with not just an addict, but an addicted loved one. Many people affected by addiction are not addicts themselves.  In fact, most people affected by addictions are the people closest to the user/abuser.  Through Mary ...

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