Distractions Alcoholics Deal With

According to Chapter 8 of the Big Book, "the alarming physical and mental symptoms, the deepening pall of remorse, depression and inferiority that settled down on our loved ones -- these things terrified and distracted us." While this is often taken in different perspectives, from the alcoholics viewpoint and all that is going on, how is a person supposed to reach solid ground. They often reach out for help, but in other cases don't reach out in time. They may…...
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What Could Happen When You Make Amends?

When you read Chapter 6 of the Big Book, you will see that many things can happen when you make amends. "Sometimes the man we are calling upon admits his own fault, so feuds of years' standing melt away in an hour. Rarely do we fail to make satisfactory progress. Our former enemies sometimes praise what we are doing and wish us well. Occasionally, they will offer assistance. It should not matter, however, if someone does throw us out of…...
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Why Are Most Alcoholics So Angry?

Why Are Most Alcoholics So Angry? Anger is one of the most common symptoms related to alcoholism. Why are most alcoholics so angry? Well, there are many reasons why. However, before diving deeper into understanding these reasonings, there are a few things you should know. First, alcoholics have no control over their alcohol use. They can’t drink a few drinks and just quit. An addiction is a disease and alcoholics can’t drink for fun, without going overboard.   Now that…...
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Methods Alcoholics Use to Try Controlling Their Drinking

There are many methods alcoholics use to try controlling their drinking. Unfortunately, alcoholics will never be able to control their drinking. They will never be like those drinkers who can just have one or two drinks and be done. Alcoholics aren’t able to drink like other people without the diseases of alcoholism. They lose control before the alcohol even touches their lips and can’t get it back. Many alcoholics will try just about anything to control their drinking, with the…...
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Drinkers: What Types Are There?

There are different types of drinkers from moderate drinkers to real alcoholics. When it comes to alcohol consumption, there are certainly times and places for drinking. However, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 15.1 million American adults have an alcohol use disorder. This is an alarming statistic, but it is true, nonetheless. In addition, 8.1 million of those people have alcoholism. However, not everyone is an alcoholic. Most people with an alcohol use disorder need to…...
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Types of Alcoholics

There are many types of alcoholics. According to the Big Book, there are different types of alcoholics. Before diving into these, however, it should be noted, there are many situations, experiences, and reasons that lead someone to become an alcoholic. Things such as trauma, family history, social pressures, and other things can cause someone to start living an alcoholic lifestyle. Knowing more about the reasons can help someone to prevent an addiction to alcohol in the first place. Knowing more…...
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