Healing the Ravages of Addiction: The Body, Part I

Healing the ravages of addiction is not something that can be accomplished quickly, but it can be done, done well, and bring a person back to full health. I'll focus on some ways to heal the body during addiction recovery in this post. As in most of my posts, I'll be looking at early recovery [...]

By | May 21st, 2015|Alcoholism, Overcoming Addiction, Recovery|Comments Off on Healing the Ravages of Addiction: The Body, Part I

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol or Drug Abuse?

It’s a given that millions of men, women, and some youth are addicted to alcohol or drugs. You can’t go most places in the community without noticing how many people are drinking.  There are even movie theatres now that have alcohol for sale, so people can kick back and have a few beers while watching [...]

By | May 21st, 2015|Addiction, Alcoholism|Comments Off on What are the Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol or Drug Abuse?

Overcoming Alcohol Addiction

Overcoming alcohol abuse or alcohol addiction is very challenging, but it is possible to overcome alcohol abuse or alcohol addiction. Anyone can make a change at any time. Overcoming alcohol abuse or alcohol addiction may be one of the most difficult things you can do but you are capable. “They always say time changes things, [...]

By | May 15th, 2015|Addiction, Alcoholism|Comments Off on Overcoming Alcohol Addiction

Meaning–Finding a Purpose

Meaning, and the search for meaning, is the stuff life is made of. We look for it in everything we do. when we are in the doldrums and paralyzed by lack of motivation and apathy, we yearn for it. I'm bored! a common complaint of listless children and teens. they ore accurately mean I've no [...]

By | May 11th, 2015|Addiction, Alcoholism, Dealing with Trauma, Living with an Addict, Making Amends, Recovery|Comments Off on Meaning–Finding a Purpose

Illinois Consequences for Driving Under the Influence

A DUI in Illinois is given for anyone driving under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs, and prescription drugs or over the counter drugs that effect a person’s ability to operate a vehicle.  A DUI or Driving Under the Influence can occur under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs, prescription drugs or even over the [...]

By | May 8th, 2015|Alcohol Abuse/Addiction, Alcoholism|Comments Off on Illinois Consequences for Driving Under the Influence

Heal Alcohol Induced Liver Disease

It is not impossible to heal alcohol induced liver disease. We'll take you through what causes the disease, maintains it, and keeps you at risk, as well as the process for getting well. First of all, we all have a fairly decent idea of what the liver does. It filters toxins from the blood and [...]

By | May 8th, 2015|Alcoholism, Recovery|Comments Off on Heal Alcohol Induced Liver Disease

Heal Alcohol Induced Liver Disease II

In many cases it is possible for a recovering alcoholic, working with a physician to heal alcohol induced liver disease. Some kinds of alcohol induced liver disease can be turned back. Others can be kept from progressing. The number 1 thing you can do if you've been diagnosed with alcohol induced liver disease is to stop [...]

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Some Painful Facts About Loving An Addict

There are more painful facts about loving an addict than I can put down in a single or multiple entries, but I've discussed several. Our loved ones are woven into our hearts. They're more than a part of us. If we could cure their addiction, we would in a second. But there are unpleasant things [...]

By | May 5th, 2015|Alcoholism, Living with an Addict, Recovery|Comments Off on Some Painful Facts About Loving An Addict

What is BAC (Blood Alcohol Content)

In all states, blood-alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or more is legally considered to be under the influence. A person is also considered to be under the influence if they have used any illegal substance, or is impaired by medication (prescription or over the counter). A person can be given a DUI for prescribed medication, [...]

By | May 4th, 2015|Addiction, Alcoholism|Comments Off on What is BAC (Blood Alcohol Content)

How to Prevent a DUI

The only way to prevent a DUI is not to drink and drive. According to MADD (Mothers against drunk driving http://www.madd.org/drunk-driving/about/): Americans take 233 billion trips in cars each year. Of those, about one out of every two thousand trips are taken by those who are driving under the influence of alcohol.  Yet, almost one out [...]

By | May 3rd, 2015|Alcohol Abuse/Addiction, Alcoholism|Comments Off on How to Prevent a DUI