What to Do While Your Spouse is in a Treatment Center in Tennessee

There are millions of people who become addicted to alcohol or drugs. Some people become addicted to both of these substances. Unfortunately, there are many people who have this belief about alcohol and drug treatment centers. They believe these centers are all about believing in God and becoming perfect. This is not the case. In fact, if you know someone who attends a treatment center in Tennessee, you will see there is so much more to recovering from an addiction.…...
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Tips for Approaching an Alcoholic

Do you have an alcoholic in your life? Maybe you have tried to talk to them in the past about going to one of the many detox programs available in your town and things just haven't worked out for the better, yet. Maybe you haven't talked to the alcoholic about their disease at all. Either way, there are some tips for approaching an alcoholic that might work. Present the AA Big Book When you are first starting to talk to…...
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Principles in Handling an Alcoholic Spouse

Do you have an alcoholic spouse? Maybe they go to far when they are drinking. They might seem to have their drinking under control...for now. Either way, there are some principles that can help you to stay happy during their continued abuse of alcohol. These principles can also save a lot of heartbreak and help you to continue your life whether or not your spouse gets help for their addiction. Don't Be Angry According to Chapter 8 of the Big…...
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What Do Wives of Alcoholics Often Do?

Unfortunately, an addiction doesn't just affect the alcoholic. While it should be noted that women can be alcoholics, as well, today we talk about the wives of alcoholics. The wives of alcoholics are often found doing things that support the alcoholic instead of giving them an ultimatum. According to Chapter 8 of the Big Book, there are many things that wives of alcoholics may do. They may think they are helping their husband. However, there is a difference between helping…...
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Helping Others is the Foundation Stone of Your Recovery

According to Chapter 7 of the Big Book, "helping others is the foundation stone of your recovery". However, when you are helping others with their recovery from an addiction, you must remember a few things. You must keep in mind that you can't control what they do and you certainly can't control their recovery process. You can only offer your assistance and help in ways that don't deprive yourself or your family. Offer Assistance with Caution While it can feel…...
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Working with Another Alcoholic or Drug Addict

After you have gone to alcohol rehab or drug rehab, there might come a time when you are going to be working with another alcoholic or drug addict. It might seem like you can help them all at once or instantly change their life. However, there are some things you should keep in mind to help them in the best ways possible. Don't Press Them to Talk About Themselves According to Chapter 7 of the Big Book, you should never…...
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Should You Press an Alcoholic to Recover?

There are many ways in which you can help an alcoholic to recover. However, many people think you can force an alcoholic to overcome their addiction. This is not true. One question that is commonly asked is whether you can press an alcoholic to recover. For the most part, the answer is no. Doing so, may ruin the chance to help them when they are truly ready. However, just because you shouldn't press them, doesn't mean you shouldn't do what…...
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The Alcoholic is Like a Tornado

According to Chapter 6 of the Big Book, it states, "The alcoholic is like a tornado..." If you have ever been around an alcoholic or if you are a recovering alcoholic or addict, you know this statement is true. While many people who are actively living an addictive lifestyle don't want to believe this is true, it is. There is more to an addiction than just the alcoholic or addict drinking or doing drugs. Lives are often destroyed because of…...
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Drug Rehab: What Addictions We Treat?

When it comes to drugs and alcohol, there are millions of people from all over the world, who suffer from an addiction. These harmful substances have taken many lives. If you are addicted to drugs, you should know there are places that want to help you overcome your addiction. There are professionals who want to help you get the treatment you need, so you can get control back in your life. Contacting the drug rehab center today may be the…...
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Signs of a Functional Alcoholic

Do you believe that someone you love may be an alcoholic? Maybe you have your suspicions, yet they continue to go to work and seem like they have everything together. Are you imagining there is a problem? You might not be. There is something called a functional alcoholic. You might not be aware of what this is yet. However, when you read more about it here today, it just might make some sense in your situation with a loved one.…...
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