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14 Nov
Am I An Alcoholic? Take The Test yellowbox]*Please note that this test is not meant to provide an official diagnosis of alcohol abuse, dependence or alcoholism. If you find that you have a question about your own drinking or that of a loved one, either now or in the future, please discuss with your physician, healthcare professional or our treatment helpline advisors.[/yellowbox]Our interactive test is one of the most widely used measures for assessing [...]
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24 Nov
Effects of Alcohol – Some Are Not As Shocking Drinking is a large part of many cultures around the world. The taste is a factor many people like, but it's the effects of alcohol on the drinker that make it so popular. It's okay to drink responsibly once and awhile. But it's easy for things to get out of hand. A 2013 study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health found that Canadians drink 50 percent more than [...]
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08 Sep
How To Help An Alcoholic Quit It And Get Better? | CCFA The second most common question asked aside from "How do I stop drinking?" is "How do I help someone stop drinking?" Unfortunately, there are no cut-and-dry answers for either of these questions. Every alcoholic is different; not just in how they developed their problem but also in their drinking habits, the extent of their addiction, how well they hide it, and of course, how deeply it impacts others around them. [...]
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07 Sep
How Do I Help My Alcoholic Husband Come Back To Us? | CCFA How To Help My Alcoholic Husband?When we get married, we're accepting another person for who they have been, who they are and who they will become. Agreeing to marry someone is also an unspoken understanding that there are some skeletons in the closet that we're bound to shake hands with sooner or later. Some of us are pretty surprised, however, to find out that the biggest skeleton our husbands [...]
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06 Sep
How Do People Go From One Drink To Alcoholism? | CCFA How do people get really addicted to alcohol?When you think of alcoholism, you probably imagine someone in their 40s or 50s who drinks all day, lazes around and doesn't have a job. In reality, alcoholics range from all ages and many of them have successful careers, families and social lives. There is no poster child for alcohol addiction.While most people with alcohol addictions do the same actions, they [...]
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02 Sep
How Do I Help My Wife Quit Alcohol For Our Family? | CCFA How To Help My Alcoholic Wife?Love is one of the most powerful forces in the universe, but can love overcome alcoholism? This is a question many spouses ask themselves. There are few things certain in our lives. Loving our lifelong partners usually isn't one of them but watching someone go through addiction is exhaustive. Sometimes, you may wonder if you really love them because you just want to give [...]
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01 Sep
Are There Any Benefits To Treating Alcoholism At A Rehab? | CCFA Benefits Of Treating Alcoholism At A RehabFor some alcoholics, quitting their addiction just takes a lot of willpower. One day they simply decide that they're done drinking and never have another sip. For many others, alcohol abuse isn't something that can be cured by determination alone. Whether you've been drinking heavily for a year or for decades, alcohol rehab grants you the opportunity to not only stop drinking but also [...]
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31 Aug
How Do I Help My Alcoholic Son Become Amazing Again? | CCFA How To Help My Alcoholic Son?As parents, we envision lots of different things for our children when they grow up. None of us ever imagine that our child may become addicted to drugs or alcohol.Addiction is painful for everyone involved. While the addict suffers internally, his family has to watch someone they love lose himself and his future. You may think it's not your place to bring up [...]
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30 Aug
How To Help My Daughter Quit Alcohol Without Problems? | CCFA How To Help My Alcoholic Daughter?Parents anticipate many different milestones and obstacles when they have a daughter. Some are to be expected, like her first heartbreak and getting her license. Others are much darker.One such unexpected challenge is alcoholism. Substance abuse is not what we're taught in health class growing up; the majority of teenagers and young adults will experiment with alcohol without plunging into addiction.No one [...]
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27 Aug
How Do I Help My Mom Stop Drinking Alcohol? | CCFA How To Help My Alcoholic Mother?For most people, mothers are not just caretakers but also confidants, supporters, and best friends. Although they share their ups and downs, mothers and their children have an unbreakable bond that has endured through the hardest moments of their lives.However, no one's mother is perfect. Behind closed doors, many people struggle to help an alcoholic mother whose addiction changes her into someone unrecognizable.[...]
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