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What causes alcoholism? Is it passed genetically through the family, or are there environmental factors that are more important? It is understood that the predisposition to alcoholism may be contributed by a number of factors including genetic makeup and social or environmental aspects.
Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome is a delayed clearing of drug and alcohol withdrawal symptoms they are a little known and seldom discussed dager to recovery.
Drug and alcohol addiction is never suffered alone. Drug abuse affects all walks of society. Whether you or someone you care about is struggling with a dependency- there is effective treatment available. Listed below are basic questions to guide you on the way to recovery.
Being new in drug addiction recovery is not easy. Everything seems to take forever. We wonder will we ever 'get it'. Here are some proactive action steps you can employ to help things along.
Here are some actions that are most strongly suggested, in order to continue to be successful in drug addiction recovery for the long term.
Drug and alcohol addiction occurs because of 3 factors. The severity of occurance and part these factors play is different in each case.
Why is it that the addiction to drugs and alcohol is increasing everyday? No one asks to become a victim of alcohol addiction or drug addiction, so how does it happen?
In order for alcohol addiction recovery to occur, three ideas must merge together. Alcoholism recovery can be very complex or paradoxically, very simple. Here are three easily undrestood factors that should come together to have a goodchance of success and lifelong alcohol abstinence:
The need for addiction treatment may be evaluated by answering 5 easy questions. They should be answered 'yes' in order to move to the next question. A 'no' answer identifies a bump in the road to recovery and will require some work.
Can a problem drinker or alcohol user drink safely by controlling their drinking? This is not a simple question to answer, in that many do not understand the concepts of social use, substance abue and addiction. We will untangle these in this article.
Can spirituality help in addiction recovery? How can we define spirituality This article gives solid examples of how spirituality can help in drug and alcohol recovery, and suggests a slightly different concept of spirituality.