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Addiction – A Problem or a Solution

Posted by DrFred on  October 15, 2020
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Is it a Problem? Or is it a Solution? “Why do I or someone I love, continue to drink or use, despite the negative consequences?” This question has been asked of me thousands of times. The question comes from families and friends of someone who is struggling with addiction. It is both a complex question and a simple one as well. On the simple side, it is because it makes them feel better.  The next
Even drinking fewer than 14 units of alcohol a week was damaging. ELEVATE/ Pexels, CC BY Tony Rao, King’s College London It’s a well-known fact that drinking too much alcohol can have a serious impact on your health, including damaging your liver. But how much is too much? For conditions such as liver cirrhosis, that’s usually more than 21 units of alcohol a week – around two bottles of wine a week or one and
Family
Pandemics can be stressful The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a new disease and what could happen can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Public health actions, such as social distancing, can make people feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety. However, these actions are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Coping with stress in a healthy way will

Wisdom

Posted by DrFred on  August 2, 2020
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Serenity Prayer, Part 3 Wisdom We discussed the first step, which is asking for the Serenity to accept those things we cannot change, next we looked at the Courage it takes to change the things we can.  Now we ask for the Wisdom it takes to know the difference. For so many in early recovery, the newfound sense of exhilaration we find in waking up in the morning and looking forward to the new day,

Serenity Prayer – Courage

Posted by DrFred on  July 20, 2020
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The Serenity Prayer – Part Two The Courage to Change the Things I Can The second section of the Serenity Prayer seems to beg the question, “if I have something wrong in my life, why can’t I just change it so that my life becomes better?”  For those struggling with a dependency on alcohol or other substances, that question is easy to answer.  “I’ve tried over and over to make these changes, but I fail