Category: Attitude and Behavior in Alcohol and Drug Addiction

Footprints

One night I dreamed that I was walking along the beach with the Lord. Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky. In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints and

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Making Good Decisions

Active addicts and alcoholics have trouble making good decisions. They rarely have a clear head even if in certain moments they are sober. The difficult part is that decisions we make seem good at the time. It is only in

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Sick Of Addiction

At times I find myself sick of addiction. I am sick of my own addiction and sick of the people in my life who have addiction problems. I wonder why I ever pursued a college education to help other addicts

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It’s Not Fair!

How many times have we heard a child say “it’s not fair”? Then we go on to say how sometimes life isn’t fair and it is just something we have to learn to live and we smile at them sure

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What is an Alcohol Blackout?

An alcohol blackout is a temporary form of amnesia during alcohol consumption. There are two forms of an alcohol blackout. One is called fragmentary (also called brownouts) during which moments of time are forgotten. The other type is called en

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The Empty Nest Syndrome

The Empty Nest Syndrome doesn’t seem like subject matter that belongs on an alcohol and drug website. Anything that has the potential to bother me enough to think of taking a drink or a drug belongs on my site. When

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Addiction and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Addiction and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is called a Dual-Diagnosis and can be difficult to treat and live with. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD is the body/mind response to a negative life changing experience. Most people have heard about

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The Definition of Insanity

The definition of insanity is repeating the same behavior expecting different results. This is actually not the real definition but its not that far from the truth. One of the real definitions of insanity is a “deranged state of mind”

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The Day The Music Died

The Day the Music Died is the name of a poster I did when I was in college. The class was the Biology of Addiction and for our final we had to do a poster depicting the devastation and loss

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You Are Only As Sick As Your Secrets

You are only as sick as your secrets is a slogan taken from Alcoholics Anonymous. These secrets can be things you are lying or covering up about or they can also be things you are refusing to deal with or