What to Do If Your Spouse Wants Help with Their Alcoholism?

According to Chapter 8 of the Big Book, there are many things you can do if your spouse wants to get help with their alcoholism. While every person is different, it is essential that you know what steps to take, so you can help without overstepping your boundaries. Remember, you can be there to help your spouse, without trying to take over the situation. Find a List of Alcohol or Drug Rehab Programs If your spouse is ready to accept…...
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The Strangers of Alcoholism

In Chapter 8 of the Big Book, it states, "When drinking, they were strangers." Spouses of alcoholics often see their significant other as a stranger when they are under the influence of alcohol. They see them in a different light than the man or woman they married. If you are married to an alcoholic, you often see a stranger in your loved one. Alcoholism has taken over their life and made them into what seems to be a different person.…...
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Types of Sickness Caused by Alcoholism

Types of Sickness Caused by Alcoholism According to Chapter 5 of the Big Book, “...we have been not only mentally and physically ill, we have been spiritually sick.” This couldn't be closer to the truth. Alcoholics have a sickness. They have a disease. It is not a choice to be an alcoholic. Yes, it may have been a choice to begin drinking in the first place. However, after the addiction took hold, the alcoholic was out of control. They lost…...
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What Does Alcoholism Bring to One’s Life?

Alcoholism hits more than just the alcoholic. What Does Alcoholism Bring to One’s Life? The Big Book states that alcoholism is a disease. Much research has been done to support this fact. The one difference from the disease of alcoholism to that of other diseases is the way others respond to it. For instance, if your loved one had cancer, you probably would feel very sad for them. You may even have some pity for them as well. However, most…...
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Defining And Understanding Alcoholism

Alcoholism is a disease.According to the Big Book, after referring to Dr. William D. Silkworth's medical opinion, it is stated that some people may have an allergy to alcohol. Hospitalization is the favored treatment for alcoholics. By first detoxing the body from alcohol, the mind can have a clearer perspective to understand and overcome alcoholism. Once detoxed from alcohol, the alcoholic can begin to heal psychologically. Unsafe Use of Alcohol According to ASCIA, alcohol allergies are real. It is likely…...
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