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Tell me about self-help and support groups

Let me clear up some confusion.  The medical community doesn’t use terms like “self-help group” “support group” or even “peer group”.  They call it Mutual Aid Support. 759 more words


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another day

One the biggest things I have noticed with my addiction is how I have withdrawn from people.  I use to be a very social and outgoing person but that has changed since I started drinking.   104 more words


The Day

I was almost late for court, the emails from my soon-to-be ex-husband and icy windshield both conspiring against me. Once inside, I tried to relax, having to force myself to breathe, slower, more deliberately, trying to fight off the anxiety attack rising in my chest. 615 more words


One Small Step

On Thursday, I’ll get my maiden name back … again. It’s not something I wanted, and it tears at me that it is something I felt compelled to do. 703 more words


"God Never Gives You More Than You Can Handle" Yeah Right!

I have heard this line all my life. My life has challenged me with this premise constantly. However, this month with the snow piling up in Boston, and the events that have transpired over the last week have proven to me that this theory is full of shit. 2,915 more words


Recent Alcohol Abuse Statistics Show More People Drinking At Home Than Ever Before

Although alcohol has been prevalent in society for decades, it was not until the last couple of decades that its price dropped dramatically. Being able to buy two liters of an alcoholic drink for less than the price of a big bar of chocolate has led to a lot of people drinking at home. 234 more words


We are all alcoholics now

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21 units

The government recommends that we drink no more than 21 units of alcohol a week, but many people drink more? They can’t force us to cut down, can they? 638 more words