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Sound Advice Flight attendants always give passengers an important piece of advice when sharing emergency procedures: make sure you are wearing your own oxygen mask before you try to help others. After all, you’ll be no help to anyone if you collapse from a lack of oxygen, right? The same thing is true when you’re...
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Alcohol Use Disorder Addiction to alcohol can be difficult to face—and it can be easier to reframe your drinking as simply something you do socially or that you happen to enjoy rather than as a problem. But alcoholism, which is known in the medical community as an alcohol use disorder (AUD), is not about good...
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Almost no one has a perfect childhood. Even those with loving parents, financial security, and other positive factors in their lives are likely to experience a variety of negative situations, ranging from the minor to the truly traumatic. For some, a traumatic experience or combination of traumas can have a lasting negative impact on their...
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It’s Bound to Happen When you have made the decision to become sober and are in recovery from your alcohol addiction, it is inevitable that there will be a situation or occasion where you will find yourself being offered a drink. Whether it is a wedding, a neighborhood gathering, a work-related function, or any of...
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Men seeking addiction treatment still outnumber women, although the gender gap is slowly closing. In 2014, the last year for which statistics are available from the federal government, approximately 68 percent of people entering treatment were male and 32 percent were female. That translates into roughly double the number of men battling a substance abuse...
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As a parent of an adult child who has a drinking problem, you want the best for your child. Unfortunately, things are not as simple as they once seemed and life now is very confusing. Although you still have the same love for your child, once they reach their 18th birthday they are legally considered...
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